I have a Seagate 3 TB desktop plus that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. I have had a very difficult time having a full backup complete to it. I have however been able to do file and folder backups. I was able to do a mirror image of my main HD on an older Seagate however without as much on it as this one. It has a number of items on it that Seagate includes that I would like to remove including their software for backup etc. I was thinking of formatting the drive and attempting the full backup again. Any reason not to do this?
This drive seems to run warmer than the others. Speccy showed 46°C last time I ran it. The others run in the upper 30 range. Does this indicate a problem?