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Any suggestions? Best wishes, Tony. If, you don't care or can replace the data and it is still under the warranty (five years, I believe), then get an RMA approval and get a replacement or banter Now all is well again, i ran it flat out al day moving movies, animations and other large files back a forwards. his comment is here

My original 320GB 3.5in Pushbutton drive is still going strong (touch wood) and I use it to backup my work PC and laptop. I don't think heat was a problem for me, as sometimes it would just stop responding to windows after a minute, and it never felt hot. Mat Says: August 11, 2008 at 12:02 am | Reply Hi, Mine has been working for a month now with just the metalplate off, otherwise the light is connected and the I can plug the thing into the USB for about 1.5 minutes, then suddently OSX wheel spins around and freezes up. http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/freeagent-desk/

Seagate Freeagent External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Excellent, thanks very much for your posts! Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. bychaw 392,399 views 5:52 How To Open Seagate Free-Agent Go Drive 2.5 in - Duration: 5:46. Also the mft$ error saying the data was destroyed…but it really wasn't.

I like Geno's way of handling it much better, using stick on heat sinks and a fan. Loading... To do this, right-click on the service. Seagate Manager Not Detecting Drive Discoloration patterns on the inside of that shield suggest that heat is definitely an issue.

now i will try to do the fancy light thing… will give you guys update on this… thanks again for this information. Seagate Manager For Windows 10 Errors listed? People think they're supposed to because mounted partitions with associated drive letters appear there. Luke_Bon Says: June 9, 2008 at 5:11 am | Reply I've got a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 320GB and it has worked just fine on my MacBook for over 7 months now.

Grab a pint (I recommend Guinness or maybe Boddingtons) and "Revel" in smug self-satisfaction that you "stuck-it to the man", by demonstrating, once again, that one of the most important innovations Seagate Manager Not Detecting Drive Windows 10 Step2. Thank you so much!! I also don't leave them plugged in 24/7 but rather make the backups after changes, updates, new important files, etc.

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I replaced the Seagate with a Iomega external drive, which I am happy with so far, and the Seagate that I got back from my retailer has been collecting dust.

Any help is appreciated. Seagate Freeagent External Hard Drive Not Recognized HEY SEAGATE-your losing your consumer base here, better wake up fast!! Seagate Freeagent Desktop Power Supply I think at least some of the problems experienced by other people are due to USB cable or USB root device issues.

I have an intel mac so GUID is needed if you want to boot from the drive. this content Hard drives never appear under "My Computer". Loading... Mat Says: July 22, 2008 at 3:29 am | Reply I just wanted to give an update. Seagate Freeagent Desktop Driver

I will try a more permanent solution after i retrieve my data. A HD should not give off intense vibrations - if you can, I would go back to the store and ask to have it replaced with a different model, for instance I hope it works…. weblink I was getting a conflict since I have another type of external drive but fixed it from Windows in Disk Management (Changed drive letter on one and forced the other one

Can they access or use it? Seagate Manager Download Carry on spudging until your done. Step 2.

That didn't work either.

and those damn fat ass seagate staff don't answer any of my mails. (i'm in a too far away island that's why i can't give it back on where i bought The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. I sent a mail to seagate but they havent answered so far. Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500gb Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video?

I don't know what this says about the design team behind this drive (or the QA it went through) - I doubt I'll get a Seagate again, but at least my I have a 1.5 T seagate free agent External drive solved Seagate Free agent GoFlex stopped working - clicking Seagate Free Agent 500 G external drive used for backing up critical I will see if this fix lasts. http://johnfladung.net/seagate-freeagent/seagate-freeagent-go-500gb-external-hard-drive-not-working.html Ist shouldn't be that hard!

BHarmer Says: June 18, 2008 at 2:03 am | Reply I disabled the light and all worked fine for a day and then back came the DWF message. However, even with both, I wasn't able to do a clean extraction. growltiger Says: November 26, 2007 at 4:06 am | Reply I have had no joy with my free agent pro 320gb - system crashes about every hour I have also started Read on to see what people have figured out, and make sure to catch Tony's very informative comment about overheating.

I only wish I would have found your posts here before I reformatted the drive. ( I thought it was a problem with the mft ). Good bye Seagate usb. let it cool for 25~30 minutes or so and power on again. Quote from OC review: One thing of note is the On/Off Button has a sensor to control the power of the unit.