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I purchased the 250GB FreeAgent Seagate from a friend but she didn't have the manual. Is there a place to go on line and print one out. Thanks you

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  • vicky_anders Jan 06, 2009

    I just wanted to pring out the manual for the hard drive

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    there really isn't much to the manual. it's basically a plug and play hard drive.... what problems were you having ?

    Robert



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Hi!

Download it from here:

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Seagate-FreeAgent-Go-USB-2.0-250-GB-Storage-manual/id/21034ci468/t/2/

NOTE: You might need to register before download. Anyway it will just take you a few seconds.

Thanks. =)

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Anna Marie Abueva Jan 06, 2009

    I already gave you the link to the manual. It's in PDF form.

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Parhaps currupted cannot open it window says formet it


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Source: Disk
Event ID: 7
Description: The device, DeviceHarddisk2, has a bad block.
At first I thought this indicated a bad disk. But eventually I saw apattern: the bad block error only occurred if the drive had enteredits "sleep" state, i.e. had spun down. By default, this happens after15 minutes. If I accessed the drive in Windows explorer after it hadspun down, in the few seconds that it took it to spin back up, Windowswould get impatient and report a bad block error. Note that the "sleep"mode I'm referring to is an internal feature of the Seagate drive--itis not under the control of Windows Power Options in the Control Panel.
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