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Needed is an operation manual "how to" for HGST Touro 4TB external hard drive machine just bought. Want to know how to transfer files from computer to external storage?

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FIRST the short ANSWER; Open Windows Explorer and drag and drop files/folders to new drive.

LONG ANSWER; Connect drive,during boot up of PC, and ENTER (CMOS) SETUP. See if drive is listed.

IF LISTED resume boot and see if Windows FINDS new Hardware and installs it. If so go to short answer.

If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR

IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.

Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.


IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.


To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.


At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.

Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter

FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #

Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter

the info returned in the dos window should be;

Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk

Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED

Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter


Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.


Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.

Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.


now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.

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SOURCE: Storage and Media - Hard Drive External

Here is a link to Seagate's website Download area. All manuals should be available for download from there: MANUAL

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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SOURCE: Transfer from Laptop to 250gb WD

you need to format the dirve to NTFS or FAT32
current format has a file size limit


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SOURCE: External hard drive won't let me transfer files from my Macbook.

Has it only just stopped working or has it been unable to work from the beginning? Are the files you are trying to transfer to the Hard disk already in use? I would recommend reformatting the hard drive. Formatting will put the hard drive back to it's original state. It will wipe all the data though, so make sure you back it up first. If that doesn't work then I'm not sure. Macs are not usually prone to viruses.

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