Will my Seagate drive work with Windows 8?

List of compatible devices with Windows 8 and related information.

Windows 8 was released to the public in late October 2012. Seagate has evaluated current product lines to determine which ones will be supported in Windows 8. Older drives that are not listed here may work, but have not been tested. Software not listed below is not supported in Windows 8.

Product Hardware Supported Software Supported
Backup Plus / Backup Plus Desk
Backup Plus for Mac
Backup Plus Desk for Mac
Seagate Slim
Yes Requires an update to Dashboard version 2.2.12 or higher
  1. Open Seagate Dashboard by double-clicking the Seagate Dashboard 2.0 icon on the desktop.

  2. Click the Settings icon () in the upper right of the screen.

  3. Click the Updates tab.
  4. Click the Check for Updates button.
    If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions.
GoFlex Desk
Yes Memeo – version 1554 or higher
GoFlex Pro
GoFlex Turbo
GoFlex Slim
Yes Memeo Premium – version 1554 or higher
GoFlex for Mac
GoFlex Slim for Mac
GoFlex Pro for Mac
Yes HFS+ driver – 9.0 or higher
GoFlex with Replica Yes

Replica is not supported. To access previously-made Replica backups, you must connect the GoFlex with Replica drive to a Windows 7/Vista/XP computer and restore the data from the Replica backup to a folder where you can access it directly, without the use of Replica software.

To do that, find your Replica backup and copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop your data to a different folder within the external drive. See Document ID: 211271 for instructions.

For new backups, consider Windows Backup. Windows 8 has a file history backup and a system image backup built in.

GoFlex Satellite Yes Media Sync is not supported.
GoFlex Home Yes Memeo – version 1554 or higher



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