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Proper handling and precautions for external drives

Instructions for properly handling Seagate, Samsung, and Maxtor external drives.

Make sure to read the following precautions that are essential for using your external hard drive.

  • Use only in a system that satisfies the system requirements.
  • For better performance and reliability, upgrade the operating system to the latest version.
  • Use the power supply that came with the drive, or one with the same specifications.
  • Always backup important data, as Seagate does not warranty the data on your external drive.
  • Avoid damp areas, since moisture may cause corrosion.
  • Unauthorized disassembly of the product and removal of the labeling will void your warranty.
  • Protect the system and the external drive by performing virus checks on a regular basis.
  • Always safely remove the external drive before disconnecting the external drive from the computer.
  • Avoid handling the drive roughly as it is a mechanical device.
  • Current Seagate, Samsung, and Maxtor external drives are compatible with Windows Vista or later and MacOSX 10.4.8 or later at a hardware level.