Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
My Seagate Freeagent 250GB drive seems to drop off the USB port. Over time, files are no longer available for reading. Powering down and restarting the drive brings everything back. But then it slowly deteriates again.
This occurs on a Windows Vista and XP machine. Also, the power on light (orange bar) slowly dims off and on. I'm suspecting a heat problem but have no ideas how to test it. All files are intact and there are no scandisk erros.
There are a variety of symptoms associated with the Free Agent product line that are similar and these issues don't seem to bothering ExtHDs produced by other Manufacturers. This is a design or manufacturing defect. My FreeAgent works for the most part but like some of these others complaining, sometimes I need to boot twice in order for WinXP to find it, sometimes I need to unplug and replug (powercycle) the device. I will hold on to this for 1 week. If I see any other symptoms I am immediately returning this. I am already considering returning it. It sounds like Seagate didn't build a stable Hard Drive controller or USB connection handler for it.
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
I know this isn't helpful, but more people complain about FreeAgents than any other external, so far as I can see.
That being said, the multitude of silimar complaints suggests that maybe the drives are working fine, but instead that maybe your computers aren't co-operating. My thinking is that not THAT many can be defective in the same way.
Do you all have the same operating system? Windows XP? Vista? OS X? Identifying some similarities may help diagnose the exact problem.
Afterthought: Maybe you need to use the software that came with the drive, or upgrade the drivers for it? Maybe some of you have/are, so I don't know really.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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