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Should I remove Seagate Drive Settings Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,986
United States Rank #8,370
Reach 0.0362%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.59 days
371.50 days >
Average installed length: 195.19 days


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Seagate Drive Settings Installer

What is Seagate Drive Settings Installer?

Software to allow the user to change the sleep time, toggle the lights, and run drive diagnostics on a Windows computer.


Seagate Drive Settings Installer is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is SeagateDriveSettingsService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.3 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 28.23 MB (29,605,704 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 54% of users of Seagate Drive Settings Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/drive-settings-master-dl
Help link: www.seagate.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\DriveSettings\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{91DDF870-EE18-44D8-9D93-F4C122B80908}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 28.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate Drive Settings Installer

Program executable:SeagateDriveSettingsService.exe
Sync Windows Services
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\DriveSettings\Sync\SeagateDriveSettingsService.exe
Additional files:
  • STXDEVIF.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • mfcBP.dll - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • mfcDE.dll
  • mfcES.dll
  • mfcFR.dll
  • mfcIT.dll
  • mfcJP.dll
  • mfcKO.dll
  • mfcRU.dll
  • mfcSCH.dll
  • mfcTCH.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Seagate Toaster Application
  • smbpo.dll - Seagate Manager (Brazilian Portuguese dll)
  • smfra.dll - French dll
  • smger.dll - German dll
  • smita.dll - Italian dll
  • smjpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • smkrn.dll - Korean DLL
  • smrus.dll - Russian dll
  • smsch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • smspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • smtch.dll - Traditional Chinese DLL
  • stxSeagateDriveSettings.exe
  • SeagateDriveSettingsService.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • stxSeagateDriveSettings.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A3901FD-68E8-40DE-B466-6EA3F2E0DADF}' (runs on registration).
  • SeagateDriveSettingsService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Drive Settings Service' (FreeAgentGoFlex Service) "Seagate Drive Settings Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000240589%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002018%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000388%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,580
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:199 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Seagate Drive Settings Installer?

You can uninstall Seagate Drive Settings Installer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Seagate Drive Settings Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Seagate Drive Settings Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.39%
Windows 10 28.05%
Windows XP 5.05%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.38%
Windows 7 Professional 12.85%
Windows 10 Home 9.32%
Windows 10 Pro 5.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.56%
  United Kingdom 8.11%
  Canada 6.89%
  Australia 5.44%
  Germany 3.78%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Sweden 1.56%
  France 1.44%
  Romania 1.44%
  Spain 1.44%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  New Zealand 1.00%
  India 0.89%
  Italy 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.57%
Hewlett-Packard 22.56%
Acer 13.78%
ASUS 10.78%
Lenovo 4.51%
Toshiba 3.51%
Intel 2.51%
Samsung 1.75%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Alienware 0.75%
Sony 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.37%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.88%
Dell XPS 8300 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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