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Hi My Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500Gb appears to have stopped working. It was working earlier today (orange light was on), but now it's not and it isn't appearing on my drives list. I have tested the power cable on another drive and that appears to be working. Does this mean the drive is no longer functioning or is there something else that I am unaware about. If it is no londer functioning how do I recover the data stored on the drive. Do you know what the minimum period of warranty is on these drives? I've seen 5 years quoted on sales sites but I do't know if this is standard?

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If the drive is not being detected by the computer anymore it already mean one thing its already bad, and you can still try to recover the data inside it by contacting Seagate so they can send you a software that you can use in retrieving the data inside it and yes I belive it has a 5 year warranty from Seagate...

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