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Best Seagate Formatting And Partitioning Software Free Download

Updated on Dec 07, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

The Seagate formatting and partitioning software appliesto all Seagate portable external drives and internal desktop hard drives installed on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista platforms. Feel free to download the software to fully control your Seagate drives with ease.

When need to format and partition Seagate devices

Sometimes, if you're installing a new Seagate hard drive, or need to wipe the drive clean for a fresh feeling, you'll end up formatting the drive. However, sometimes, it's a have-to-do job when your new drive or inherited drive is not properly preformatted or the drive is attacked by malware or some unknown viruses.

Meanwhile, most Seagate hard drives come from the factory with a single partition on it, which shows up as one drive in the computer Window. Usually, we need to partition it into several sectors so as to keep data, applications, and operating system separately which greatly reduces the risk of losing them all at once when accidents happen to your computer.

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 Windows 10 is supported

How to format and partition your Seagate hard drive

The measures to format and partition a Seagate hard drive vary from computer novices to IT professionals, so it's hard to tell how people do it in every way. Fortunately, we've found a perfect solution that applies to everyone, with which you'll be able to format and partition your Seagate hard drive instantly. And little technical skill is demanded.

It's EaseUS Partition Master which enables you to easily manage your Seagate hard drive. Among all the rich features included in the program, people speak most highly of the ability to format and partition a hard drive. Do it yourself with the following guide.

Format Seagate hard drive:


Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Partition Seagate hard drive:


Step 1: Locate the drive/partition

Which drive/partition do you want to adjust its size? Right-click on it and choose "Resize/Move".

choose the partition

Step 2: Resize the partition

You can either shrink the selected partition or extend it.

To shrink the partition, simply use your mouse to drag one of its ends into unallocated space. Expand the "Advanced Settings" list, where you can see the exact disk space for each partition. Once done, click "OK".

Fig. 1 Unallocated space before the drive.

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

Fig. 2 Unallocated space after the drive.

drag the mouse rightwards to resize partition

To extend the partition, make sure that there is unallocated space aside (if there isn't, follow the above steps to create some). In the same way, drag your mouse towards the unallocated space. Click "OK".

Fig. 3 Add unallocated space into the partition

drag the mouse towards unallocated space

Step 3: Apply changes

At this step, you will see the new disk partition information & diagram.

disk partition information after resizing

To save changes, click the "Execute Operation" button and then "Apply".

apply changes to the partition

You've successfully created a new partition on the Seagate drive. To create two or more partitions as you want, repeat the steps.

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 Windows 10 is supported