Will my drive work with Windows 7?

Will my drive work with Windows 7?



List of compatible devices with Windows 7 and related information.

The following chart lists which Seagate and Maxtor-brand drives are compatible with Windows 7, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives.

Note that Windows 7 has changed how the drive behaves when it is first connected. Older versions of Windows would automatically launch installation software from the drive. Windows 7 does not do so. Be sure to open Computer after connecting the drive. A new drive letter should appear within 2 minutes. You can double-click that new drive letter to use the drive and launch the setup for the included software if desired.

Current Products

Product Image

Product (name)

Hardware works under Windows 7?

Software

FreeAgent GoFlex Family

Yes

Seagate Dashboard, Memeo Instant Backup, and Memeo Backup Premium are all compatible with Windows 7.

 

FreeAgent Family

Yes

Requires Seagate Manager, version 2.1.500 or higher.

 

Seagate Replica

Yes

Requires Replica backup version 3.0.769.6355 or higher, available via auto update.

Seagate Expansion Family

Yes

N/A - this drive is sold without any bundled software.

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Maxtor Basics Family

Yes

N/A - this drive is sold without any bundled software.

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor Central Axis

Yes

Manager Client Software - not compatible

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3.5" SATA Drive for Desktop computers (such as Barracuda, DiamondMax, and MaxLine)

Yes

DiscWizard - Earlier versions will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard.
MaxBlast - MaxBlast 5 and earlier will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard.

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2.5" (laptop) SATA Drive (such as Momentus and MobileMax)

Yes

DiscWizard - Earlier versions will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard.

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SCSI Drive (such as Cheetah and Savvio)

Yes

N/A

 


 

Legacy (Older) Products

Product Image

Product (name)

Hardware Works on Windows 7?

Software

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Seagate BlackArmor

Yes

Requires BlackArmor Backup updated version, which will be available in November 2010.

 

Maxtor Black Armor

Yes

The BlackArmor manager (launcher.exe on the drive) can unlock the drive, but the Maxtor Manager backup and Sync software are not tested in Windows 7.

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Family

Yes

OneTouch 4 Maxtor Manager software - not compatible

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.


 

Seagate FreeAgent Classic Drives

Yes

Ceedo - No
Memeo Backup - No
FreeAgent Launcher - No
Seagate Manager can be used to adjust drive features such as sleep.

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor OneTouch III with Firewire 800, 400 and USB 2.0, and Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition

Yes

No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor OneTouch III with Firewire 400 and USB 2.0, and Maxtor OneTouch III with USB 2.0

Yes

No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor OneTouch III Mini

Yes

No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Maxtor OneTouch 2 Family

Yes

OneTouch II Settings - No
Retrospect Express HD - No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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3.5" PATA Drive for Desktop computers (such as Barracuda and DiamondMax)

Yes

DiscWizard - Earlier versions will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard
MaxBlast - MaxBlast 5 and earlier will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard

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2.5" (laptop) PATA Drive (such as Momentus and MobileMax)

Yes

DiscWizard - Earlier versions will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard
MaxBlast - MaxBlast 5 and earlier will not function properly. Download the latest version of DiscWizard

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Seagate Pushbutton External Drive

Yes

BounceBack Express: No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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External Drive

Yes

N/A - this drive is sold without any bundled software.

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Seagate eSATA Drive

Yes

BounceBack Express: No BounceBack Express version). This version is compatible with Vista.
eSATA controller card drivers - The drivers on the CD are not supported, however Promise eSATA controller card is plug and play within Windows 7.

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Seagate Portable Drive

Yes

BounceBack Express: No

Click here for information on how to use this drive in Windows 7 without any special software.

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Seagate Pocket Drive

Not tested

Seagate Software Toolkit- No

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Seagate Mirra Drive

No

Mirra Client Software - No.

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Maxtor Personal Storage 3200

Yes

N/A - this drive is sold without any bundled software.

 

Maxtor Shared Storage 2 Drive

Yes

Maxtor EasyManage - No
Maxtor Backup - No
Maxtor Shared Storage II Homepage - Yes

 

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Maxtor Shared Storage Drive / Shared Storage Plus

Not tested

Maxtor Quickstart - No
Maxtor Backup - No
Maxtor Shared Storage Homepage - Yes

 

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Maxtor Fusion

No

Installation Software - No
Fabrik - No

 





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