Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
I am running Vista and just installed a Freeagent Pro 500GB, Esata and USB. After installing the software I have been unable to get the tools working. Vista give me a dialog box saying Freeagent tools is not working. I am using the usb port since I know that is doesnot work under Esata. I have reinstalled a number of times without success. The back up program is working fine and the drive is recognize. Thanks.
I am having the same problem with the esata feature not working. The cable is brand new, seems to be making a secure connection, and works fine connected by USB only. My e-sata port is onboard (ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE) and drivers are installed and verified. I plugged it in USB, ran FreeAgent Tools installer, and seems to work fine under USB connection ONLY. I need to get this up and running under XP Professional. If you have any other ideas PLEASE let me know. Tim firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
Freeagent Pro hardware works with Vista, but the software does not. You can find this information hidden on the Seagate website. I just spend hours making my drive to work. It now does using Vista and eSATA. I did the following: 1. Connected the drive to an XP computer via USB, installed the tools and changed sleep time to never. (in contrast to USB eSATA seems to handle this incorrectly) 2. Check your eSATA cables and connectors. They have to be inserted completely. I had to remove 2 mm from the plastic casing of the FreeAgent in order to insert the connector properly. Check the connector on the computer. I had to remove two small metal stripes to insert the connector properly. If not fully inserted they don?t make a proper connection resulting in various errors. 3. Select the proper settings in the BIOS. Enable eSATA and check the boot order. Good luck!
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