Question about Seagate Freeagent Goflex Desk 3 TB Desktop External Kit and USB 3.0 Adapter STAC3000101 USB 2.0 Hard Drive
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.
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...
Posted on May 13, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: seagate freeagent drive
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
Make note of the number of the basic volume you want to extend.
Selects the basic volume, n, you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.
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.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
Testimonial: "Awesome....that worked....thanks! (I had to do this on an XP computer...now that I think about it, it sounds obvious). Thank you."
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.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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