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Seagate free agent 1.5 terabyte will not stay connected to my computer When I connect my free agent to my computer (Asus laptop with Vista Home premium) all the folders show up and I can access files for about five minuets or less, then even tough I can still see the list of docs & folders, the folders read as empty. Free space remaining 124gb I have tried to solve the problem through the Seagate software, but seems to help. Thanks Walter

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Check the HDD on a different USB port. It there is still problem, try that with a different computer. If it still shows this issue, try changing the USB cable. If the issue persist, its your HDD.

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First of all Hello John :)

The new seagate drive you got needs to be unpartitioned and its file format system needs to be deleted and changed.

NB: You will lose all your data so make sure that you copy everything useful off it before you do these steps.

1. Get hold of a windows PC and right click on my computer
2. Choose manage ... choose disk management right click on the drive and delete the partition type
3. delete again until it comes unpartitioned space
4. Then go to your mac and you should be able to format it as a regular Mac drive.
5. If the Windows PC is inaccessible. Get hold of a copy of Linux UBUNTU distro. Boot your MAC from CD choose to boot os from CD (don't worry it will install nothring on your MAC it will just use the CD but make sure you choose the right option)
6. Keep your hard drive attached so it gets detected during bootup. Once the UBUNTU OS boots choose GParted and from there do the same thing i explained above.

Hope that this was of help :)

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SOURCE: problem removing write protect from seagate free agent drive

The problem is because Mac cannot write to NTFS formatted drives. You will have to reformat the drive in Mac. You will loose all the data :( Here is a link for the how to:

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=174395

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DO NOT buy a Seagate freeagent drive under any condition if it comes as a gift return it or re-gift to some one you don't like. Like so many others my 500GB external drive just quit working. Has only been plugged in about 6 times and then back into a cabinet to keep safe. In 10 years between 2 workstations 3 laptops and 4 external drives. The only drives that have ever gone bad are the Seagates and newer Maxators. I still have 4 Western digital drives that still work and get used in an external case for back up. They have never failed. Seagate should be responsible for data time and mental anguish.

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SOURCE: How do I transfer files to my seagate free agent?

Just left-click the file or folder you want to copy, choose copy.

Open My Computer and find the external drive, double click, once the folder opens just right-click and choose Paste.

That's pretty much it....or you could also drag files / folders to the drive.

Hope this helps.

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