How to test a Backup Plus drive using Seagate Dashboard 3


How to run diagnostics on the Seagate Dashboard 3.0 for the Backup Plus drive.
This is a quick walk through of how to run diagnostics on the Seagate Backup Plus drive.
  1. Be sure the drive is connected directly to the PC using a USB port.
    Note: When testing a drive, be sure you are plugged into the computer directly and not using a USB Hub or any type of docking station.
  2. Open Seagate Dashboard by double-clicking the Seagate Dashboard icon on the desktop.
    Seagate Dashboard Icon
    If the software is not installed see article 005887 for instructions on installing the software.
  3. On the left of the Seagate Dashboard main screen, click the drive for which you want to run diagnostics.
    Drive detect
  4. Select the Manage tab.
    Manage tab
  5. Select the Test Button.
    Test button
    If the test completes without error then the drive is healthy.
    If the test fails then further instructions will be provided.




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