Question about Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External ST910004EXA101-RK Hard Drive
Had my Seagate for a few months now its not working, my laptop cant pick it up and the light is flashing. got to much stuff on there to lose it all. whats up with it??
Just a thought.......see if it's got a reset switch. It might be a TINY little thing
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You still need assistance in cracking open the Seagate Freeagent Pro 500GB and trying data/file recovery? If yes, would appreciate a post back.
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Posted on Mar 17, 2008
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After all of the countless "solutions" I've come across online and otherwise, NONE of them worked. Absolutely NONE. However, there was one common thread amongst all of them that rang very clear with me. Whether it was overheating or faulty parts altogether, I found the solution. Rather than pay HUNDREDS of dollars to have some 3rd party recover my data (like SeaGate tech support suggested I do), I ripped open my SeaGate enclosure, took the hard drive out and simply slipped it into a new, generic enclosure (CoolMax 3.5" External Enclosure to be exact). That cost me all of $20. Problem solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How less stressful is that for you????
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
HI I AM SHAHBAZ GILL FROM GREECE ..I HAVE PROBLEM FOR THIS .PLZZ HELP ME................ Seagate free agent desktop 500 gb........ directory is corruted ..
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
I had similar problem recently. I noticed that I had forgotten to connect the power supply cable to the USB hub, to which my FreeAgent Go was connected to, after I had connected all my USB devices to my computer's USB ports (after I had disconnected everything from my computer in order to isolate another issue). Reconnecting the power supply cable immediately stopped the flashing light and windows recognized the drive.
Don't know how you are connecting yours to the computer i.e. via a USB hub or directly to the computer's USB port. Note that my FreeAgent Go drive requires both USB connectors connected to the computer (or to USB hub). Two USB connectors are on one end and the other end of the cable is connected to the drive/docking station.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
You may want to open the drive and check the internal connections first to make sure none came loose after you have powered it down.
I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.
1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.
USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care. this is a real hard drive and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.
If a drive is CLICKING after an accident there is a very strong possibility that it is dead or dying. This is known as the "click of death".
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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