Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I have installed a new hard drive -everything fuctions normally except for the seagate drive .I can not find it -have turn off and plug it back it but the machine doesnt recognize anything to do with this drive ?? does it need drivers or what else can I do ?
I had the same problem with my FreeAgent 250gb external USB drive. My laptop would recognize the drive as drive "R:" with "x" amount of space used but when I clicked on it, nothing would come up. I ran all the disk utilities in hopes of "repairing" the drive and most of it didn't work. As a last resort, I ran a Norton Anti-Virus scan on the drive and sure enough, it scanned all the files that I put on there. . . . but was listed or "moved" to a different directory on the drive. I noted the path of where the files were then put that in the explorer address bar and sure enough, I was able to see and access my files again. Why it did that, Seagate support couldn't answer that question. So you might want to try that method.
Till this day, the drive has been nothing but problems as I'm not able to access it anymore. My advice (if not too late) is NOT to buy these as they are not reliable.
Hope this helps the next person. . . .
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
A couple suggestions that come to my mind are to check the drive itself for jumpers. Usually the drive will have a picture on it showing where to put the jumpers for a Master or slave or cable select drive. If you already have a main(master) drive, jumper this one as a slave. You say the drive is not recognized. Are you looking in the setup(bios) or at a dos command typing the drive letter with a : and it doesn't find it? You may need to go into Bios(usually F1 or F2 or del when it first starts booting up. Make sure it is enabled, select "auto" set up and hit enter for it to fill in correct settings. Drivers could possibly be a problem, the web site for the manufacturer may have them. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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