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Setting up my new seagate free agent 500gb on imac G4 superdrive

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Formatting is erasing every file in a hardrive, external hardrive, or a flashdrive be careful what you formatt

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Why is it that manufacturers and everyone in every web site assumes that those who ask how to fix or set up things know what they are talking about? I am technically impaired, I can't even figure how to write tel #s in my cel phone so I carry a tel book. What the hell is formatting? If these devices are so easy to operate as they say ..Why can't you just push a damn button and you are done.

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Krihard, I am sorry but I didn't understand your instructions. Maybe simplify a little more . Thanks. joe

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Hi setup your hard drive in  your pc . then your hard drive show usb
port auto.....then format your hard drive........

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I have purchased a Seagate free agent Goflex 500gb I want to run it with my Mac Pro note book it dose not work


For a MAC to use an external Hard drive, the hard drive has to be formatted FAT32 file system. That is the only file system MAC sees.

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How to partion seagate Free Agent Pro in Windows XP


First make sure that you have a bootable Windows Vista installation DVD, as you will be unable to use your computer if you don’t. Next, download the GParted Live CD and burn it to cd.
Boot off the GParted cd, and you will see your hard drives in the drop-down list. The first drive is typically your boot drive, but you can check the Flags column to make sure.


Next you’ll need to right-click on the partition and choose Resize/Move from the menu.


Now you can either use the New Size textbox, or just click and drag the partition to make it smaller (or bigger). When you are done, click the Resize/Move button.This doesn’t immediately apply the changes, though. You can make other changes to your partitions and then when you are finished click the Apply button.Depending on the amount of data and the speed of your computer, it can take quite a while to resize the partitions. On my computer it took more than 30 minutes.


Once it’s done, quit, remove the live cd and then reboot your computer. Unless you are very lucky, you’ll be greeted with this horrible error message saying “Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.”
Hope this helps!

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Seagate 500gb Free Agent Ex Hard Drive - Class Action siut


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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No Power to my Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB


I think you screw yourself... you have just burn your files

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Does Seagate Free Agent 1TB support Windows 2003 Server


Go to Computer Management. (compmgmt.msc) then to Disk Management and assign drive letters .

u will c ur disk.

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Help for Seagate Free Agent 500 GB external hard drive


465.66 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 499,998,617,764 bytes. The problem is the definition of gigabytes.

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Formating to my G4


Hi, This site provides step by step instruction > http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?langid=141&navid=54&itemid=23132 Hope this be of some help. Good luck and kind regards.

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