Seagate Expansion Drive

Discussion in 'hardware' started by beethoven, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Just bought a Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop Drive and plugged it in - everything seems fine. The drive shows up in explorer with the correct size and the driver was recognised by my pc.
    I am wondering though why the drive contains some files called setup.exe and autorun.inf plus registration details. This came out of a proper box from a proper shop, so I have no reason to think there is anything funny going on here. I suppose these are program files and other details that may have some use in some circumstances but there is no explanation I can find. Based on the Seagate website this is just plug & play http://www.seagate.com/au/en/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/expansion-hard-drive/
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It's the included backup software.
     
  3. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    thanks Roger, strange that they don't provide some info on that on the box or their website. I don't think I will need it but would think this is a bonus you would show to the consumer.
     
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