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Seagate freeagent goflex 3tb goes to sleep

I have two of these 3tb drives. They work fine, and I have 2.5tb oif data on each, However if I have not done any read.write activity to the drive for 5 or tem minutes, the file structure is still displayed, but selecting a subdirectory does not awaken the drive. To awaken the drive, I momentarily pull the power plug from the back of the drive. Win XP notes the drive has been disconnected, but then within 30 seconds the partition reappears in WIndows Explorer, and the data is fully usable until the next inactivity period.

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It is probably not a problem with the Seagate. It is more likely the computer has turned off the USB port to save energy. This article is from HP but it should apply to your situation, follow the instructions. HP and Compaq PCs USB Devices Quit Working Unexpectedly Windows XP HP...

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Hi George,

The seagate freeagent should be reconigized by windows. The question is are you adding an additional partition or do you want to create a brand new partion. I'm assuming you want to add.

You can add more space to existing primary partitions and logical drives by extending them into adjacent, contiguous unallocated space on the same disk. To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS ile system. You can extend a logical drive within contiguous free space in the extended partition that contains it. If you extend a logical drive beyond the free space available in the extended partition, the extended partition grows to contain the logical drive as long as the extended partition is followed by contiguous unallocated space.

To extend a basic volume

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Type: diskpart
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
    Make note of the number of the basic volume you want to extend.
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
    Selects the basic volume, n, you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.
  5. At the DISKPART prompt, type: extend [size=n] Extends the selected volume by size=n megabytes (MB).
Value Description list volume Displays a list of basic and dynamic volumes on all disks. select volume Selects the specified volume, where n is the volume number, and shifts the focus to it. If no volume is specified, the select command lists the current volume with focus. You can specify the volume by number, drive letter, or mount point path. On a basic disk, selecting a volume also gives the corresponding partition focus. extend Extends the volume with focus into next contiguous unallocated space. For basic volumes, the unallocated space must be on the same disk as, and must follow (be of higher sector offset than) the partition with focus. A dynamic simple or spanned volume can be extended to any empty space on any dynamic disk. Using this command, you can extend an existing volume into newly created space. If the partition was previously formatted with the NTFS file system, the file system is automatically extended to occupy the larger partition. No data loss occurs. If the partition was previously formatted with any file system format other than NTFS, the command fails with no change to the partition.
You cannot extend the current system or boot partitions.
size=n The amount of space, in megabytes (MB), to add to the current partition. If you do not specify a size, the disk is extended to take up all of the next contiguous unallocated space.
Notes
  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
  • To extend a basic volume, it must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
  • You can only extend a basic volume onto the same disk.
  • You can only extend a basic volume if it is followed by contiguous unallocated space.


Hope this helps!

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Mark

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: External Hard Drive I/O Error

Somehow i tried to format and it was formatted. took pretty long time as 1 terabyte. i thought all is ok as the drive was accessible. Just to double check, i scanned the drive thorugh the seagate manager and it got stuck on 10% for few seconds and then said that the hard disk is faulty and should be immediately returned if under warranty. and to confirm it also gave me read errors http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/05/15/how-to-tell-hard-drive-physical-damage/

so i'm giving it to seagate service centre as it probably has physical faults, bad sectors. and someone told me that 1TB hard drives are not stable.

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You must change the permissions for this drive.
Right click on the drive and select properties, then look at the security tab.
Use the edit button.
Then select your ID and check off all the boxes under permissions for users.

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SOURCE: How to make partition in a new seagate freeagent Go 320 GB

Here is a link to Microsoft on how to get to and use disk management. I do not know what operating system you are using but disk management has not changed a lot. The link below references XP and if you follow this step by step it will work great.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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SOURCE: Seagate Freeagent 1.5TB hard drive beeping

have you ever found a solution? i have the same problem with my seagate barracuda 7200.11 1,5TB

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Hello,

Open a command prompt window. (All programs->Accessories->Command Prompt)

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I am looking for a manual for FreeAgent GoFlex Desk USB 3.0. I have no idea how it works. It doesn't need fixing, I need to know how to do various tasks.


Here's a link for all the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drives support page: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=goflex-support&vgnextoid=884623db95b07210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD

I would suggest finding the quick start guide for your external hard drive and reading that first.

Thanks for using FixYa; please post back if you have any problems and I will help you further.

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How do I work on my data on the Seagate FreeAgent 2TB GoFlex Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive as my computer memory is at capacity. I want to be able to use my external hard drive as an extension of my computer...


Assuming you are using a Windows operating system, you can just plug it into your computer's USB ports, and the computer will recognise it as another hard drive.

Instructions:
Double-click on 'My Computer' and take note of what drive letters are there (C:, D:, etc.) before you plug in the Seagate Freeagent.
Plug in the Seagate Freeagent. You'll see the new drive, likely E: or F: (depending on what is already there before you plugged in the Seagate Freeagent)
Double-click on the new drive, and it'll open up and you'll see the files stored on that drive. You can drag and drop files and save to this drive like any other folder on your computer.

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