View Full Version : Formatting Seagate GoFlex Drive / Backup Software

03-12-2011, 09:51 PM
I just bought a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 750GB drive to use for backing up data.

It comes with some preinstalled Memeo software and other crap which i dont want to use.

Can i safely Format the entire hard drive before using it with Windows 7 / VISTA ?

I want to use some other software for backing up data to it.

Last time i posted for recommendation of a good backup software, many suggested Paragon Backup and Recovery Free software.
Is it still a good these days or is there some better ones avilable now ?


03-12-2011, 10:31 PM
You should be able to format it with out any problems. I do it all the time with smaller USB drives, (250GB). At the end of the day all it is will be a standard Hard Drive inside a fancy case.

As for backup software --- Windows 7 has its own for images that works OK.

Personally I use Active@Disk Image (http://www.disk-image.net/download.htm) to make images. It also does the usual backups as well.

On my own systems I have WHS as well as Fbackup (http://www.fbackup.com/) running nightly.

03-12-2011, 10:34 PM
thanks Wainui. I will wipe it clean.

05-12-2011, 12:41 PM
Have a look at Macrium Reflect Free. It has been excellent for me. I have paid for the upgrade ver but free works for most people.