20 Most Recent Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Run checkdisk and let it fix errors. That may recover your partition table. Windows keeps 2, one as a backup.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 28, 2017


Download testdisk and run it to see if it recognised in the list. If so use the intel option to find a boot sector

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


Claire,

Have you tried connecting the drive to another computer using Windows 7 or later. You could try chkdisk /f at a command prompt or get the testdisk app to identify deeper issues with the drive.

Chappo07

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017


Domez,

Try Testdisk to see if it can restore the boot sector.

Chappo07

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017


the external hard drive has failed

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 06, 2017


The drive has failed it happens.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017


You might be able to swap the drive to the other portable drive. Or, if you have a slot in your PC, put it in there. If it runs normally, the PS is shot (wouldn't be the first). Either get a new case with PS, or keep it in the PC. You can power it down when you're not using it.

It's also possible the drive is bad. Find the HDD diagnostic tool in your OS and check it out.

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017


Try to copy something else to it, if that does not work you have something wrong with the computer or drive. If so rip to your hard drive then move over to the external drive.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017


Interesting question what operating system and what processor? Without that info it is impossible to help.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017


looks like it is 12 V, 1 to 2 amp.

her are some power Adapters listed on amazon. Also, look on the bottom to see what polarity it is (also by mosue over the picture of the adapter in the bottom link (to zoom in)

Amazon com Pwr Extra Long 6 5Ft Cord AC Adapter Charger for Seagate Hdd...


Amazon com Super Power Supply AC DC Adapter Charger Switching Cord Plug...

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 28, 2016


You can use a utilities like partition recovery to try to recover the previous partition.

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 25, 2015


WHat you could do is test other usb ports on the system or you will have to remove the drive from the caddy and install it as a slave inside your pc and see if you can access the data,
If you can then you know its the caddy at fault

Here is another possibility that i found on another forum

"I was playing around in Device Manager, unplugging and replugging the hard drive. Finally I found that although it wasn't listed under Disk Drives or Removable Storage
, it was listed under USB controllers. It had a little x on the icon. Upon right clicking it I found that it had somehow become disabled on my computer. I'm not sure how that happened. I know I didn't do it."
or you can try this
Try this fix for missing usb ports by JohnWill

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function.

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 16, 2015


Try using your SEAGATE Hard Disk on another PC , if it works then you have one of these problems,
1. Your USB Port in your PC (Or Laptop) is broken and you have to get another one*
2. You have a software problem (Try reinstalling your OS or scan for viruses).
3. The USB Cable has a problem (get a new one).


(*) some technician can replace your USB port or fix it, or you can buy a "USB Hub"

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015


This listing (260320213027) has been removed, or this item is not available.
IS THERE ANOTHER SITE THAT WILL FIT MY SEAGATE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, 1TB?

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014


The disk is either damaged or the USB interface is damaged.
1) You could try opening the external case and connect the disk to your computer directly (Using IDE/S-ATA cables)
2) Format the HD and use data recovery software/service.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 25, 2014


YES
2TB is largest supported

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014

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