I held the button for like twenty seconds, let go so it would turn off. Waited another 10 - 20 seconds or so and powered it on again and waited 5 minutes then opened up Disk Utility (I'm running on Mac OS X Tiger) and it showed up again. It's a weird drive.
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Typically, Samsung drives have driver software recorded on the drive itself. Assuming it's a USB device, all you need do is connect it to a USB port - the cable should have been provided (it's a standard anyway, available cheaply at any local computer store or even $2 shop), plug it in and turn it on. Windows should recognise it and install a driver which should be sufficient for most people. Once that happens, use explorer to access the drive for detailed documentation. If it doesn't get recognised - that's another problem. Need more details.
You might be experiencing some problem with the hard drive itself so here's what you can try;
Open command prompt(if your using Windows): Click start -> Run(if your using Windows 7 just type CMD on the start search) type CMD and press Enter.
On the Command Prompt(black screen with a blinking cursor) type the following command;
chkdsk [drive:] /F - wherein [drive] is the drive letter for you Seagate external hard drive(to check just double clieck MyComputer(Computer for Windows 7) and look for the drive letter. This should scan the external hard drive for any problems and hopefully provide a fix for you to be able to access your files.
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This error indicates that the processor is not able to communicate with your External Hard Disk.
I'm pretty sure you've already tried connecting the External Hard Disk to a different computer. If not, this is the best time to do it to isolate the issue. If you're having the same issue with other computers, then the problem lies with the External Hard Disk. There's a possibility that it's damaged, corrupted or infected by a virus. If it's still under warranty, get assistance with the manufacturer. If it's not, try checking the cable for any physical damaged, or better yet try a known good working cable.
Also, try restarting the computer when the External Hard Disk is connected to see if the computer can check its volume during the reboot. If the External Hard Disk failed to load after restarting, it is a possible virus issue. I would suggest running the most up-to-date antivirus software that you can find to scan your system and the external hard disk itself.
Does this happen in several computers? If it does, then the interface is probably damaged, in which case you could (at your own risk) disassemble the drive and install the hard drive inside a desktop computer to access your data., since theres a standard SATA hard drive inside.
Take it our of the external encasing and plug it in directly to your motherboard. This has worked for me in the past. I just had my second wd external harddrive crash so now I will do the same process all over again.