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Yes, it may just be the shell. So I’ve previously lost faith in WD & LaCie and now Seagate is problematic. And them where to get one (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 6 (0 members and 6 Shame on you for releasing such a faulty product! his comment is here

Right-click on the My Computer (Computer for Vista/7) icon.Choose Manage.In the Computer Management window, click Services and Applications.Open the Services area. Scroll down the Seagate/Maxtor Service (they are listed alphabetically).The Seagate/Maxtor service And the touch power button, also, was not the best idea in the world Seagate had. if, the sucker is not working, no matter what you tried then read-on. Was running Win Xp from a IDE drive.

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I needed my data immediately so this is what I did. I use two external drives and stagger the backups, just in case one backup fails. So far so good. That's obvious why it couldn't work at all.

hmmm, what to do… Mitra Ardron Says: October 29, 2007 at 1:42 am | Reply Me too - this drive crashed my MacBook Pro on Tiger (black wall of death) and Browser Firefox with FXChrome to make it look like Google Chrome :P Other Info Was discarded by previous owner due to "horrible performance". Would not have been the first thing I thought of. Seagate Manager Download After much testing (USB and Esata) I laid mine on it's side, stuck a couple stick on heatsinks to the bottom and sat a PC fan on the desk to blow

Nothing wrong with Seagate drives - but their external enclosures are rubbish. Let me know how you get on. Robert Says: June 12, 2008 at 8:32 pm | Reply Having had problems with both Western Digital (USB drive died after ripping 200 CD’s to it – one month after the http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/freeagent-desk/ This feature is not available right now.

But the drive would disappear from my computer. Seagate Freeagent Go 500gb Troubleshooting Saeid Ansaripour 29,273 views 14:26 Data Recovery - Video Project 1 - Seagate Hard Drive - Duration: 43:16. I also don't leave them plugged in 24/7 but rather make the backups after changes, updates, new important files, etc.Click to expand... Will report back in a couple of weeks with updated status.

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BTW I'm on a Mac. Pissing me off here. Seagate Freeagent Desktop Driver Download newest Seagate Manager from our Website and re-install a clean copy. Seagate Freeagent Power Supply Update 31/08: After a night's rest, the drive was detected by OS X and appeared to function normally.

I've had it for about 5 or 6 years now and I was going to get a replacement this month. this content Working... Than I downloaded the new version of the drive manager in the seagate site for my Macbook Pro (10.5.2). Could this be the harddrive, or just the enclosure that's broken? Seagate Manager Windows 10

Poor enclosure design results in overheating of the USB/SATA PCB causing the drive system to malfunction. If you have formatted or renamed the drive, then it will show up with the name you provided. Get the answer deslickJan 25, 2014, 6:13 PM aryanbamne,Thank you! http://johnfladung.net/seagate-freeagent/seagate-freeagent-goflex-hard-drive-not-working.html I only wish I would have found your posts here before I reformatted the drive. ( I thought it was a problem with the mft ).

I am testing standing the drive on its head so the hottest componenst are at the top so the heat will not pass by the entire drive on its way out. Seagate Freeagent Software and they come with a limited lifetime warranty. Update 24/05/08: Make sure you take a look at the comments section of this post - it seems the problem lies with the enclosure and not the drive itself.

I am going to do some redesigning of the drive case myself too.

But, I don't remember what it looked like before I took it apart. heres hoping it stays that way - i'll post again after further testing bob Says: May 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Reply Are Seagate aware of this solution? I guess I'll stay away until they fiqure this one out or go out of business. Seagate Freeagent Go 320gb Are Wold Says: May 25, 2008 at 10:55 am | Reply Has the vibration been there since you started using the drive?

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. enclosure would be ok to do that ? Loading... check over here I have been copying 35 gigs from it for the past hour and it is working fine.

several to be used for work. Started getting delayed write errors the past few days. Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512 Mb, unknown manufacturer. We tried to reboot the Mac Mini at this point, this did not succeed (stopped while showing only the background graphics), after a hard reset the drive was once more invisible

Don't break the case unless that's a last resort to try the drive in its bare state. The Fiercest Hard Drive You’ve Ever Met. Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose FreeAgent Solution JozzyDirect SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe44 Loading... I will need to recover some files off the drive, naturally.

more than likely. Still better than nothing if you have no powered USB hub at hand, though. Hardware & Devices Seagate FreeAgent Pro Ext HD ProblemBasically i have them plugged in. Versatile.

If it works fine (and hopefully your files should still be there), then you buy an External enclosure of your liking (even a fancy USB 3.0 or eSata one if you And after awhile of being on, the files on the HD show up as empty. cf Says: December 15, 2007 at 12:48 pm | Reply yeh, just lost 250GB of data here… my imac20 tells me it can't read the files on the disk, even although Seagate FreeAgent 250GB don't respond anymore.

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