Samsung usb hard drive formatting and software

  KirstyK 20:41 PM 08 Sep 12

Does anyone have a Samsung S2 1TB Portable 2.5 Inch USB 2 External Hard Drive? If so, does it come ready formatted (different sites say different things!)? Also, can you use back up software such as Avanquest on it? How have people found this product? Would you recommend it?

  lotvic 21:48 PM 08 Sep 12

You can download the .pdf specification sheet from

It seems that for sata harddrives Samsung have have joined up with Seagate ClickHere for info

  lotvic 21:59 PM 08 Sep 12

This support S Series Clickhere gives more indepth info. There is a link on the left for the User Guide pdf. Also click on the tabs at top for different sections. You will note that it is on website....

  rdave13 22:09 PM 08 Sep 12

I don't have that particular drive but boot up the PC, log in. Once all your software have started then plug in your usb drive. Windows will then apply the drivers. You will need then to go to Disk Management to format the drive with MBR, unless you have an alternative disk management software to Windows.


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