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Driver for Freeagent seagate 500gb

Have just reformatted PC and can't find a disc to load on PC where can I download drivers

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    yes

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    My free agent seagate can't recognized from my PC.

    What i can do.

    Please help me.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    it doesent work

  • razmca Oct 16, 2008

    I've reformatted my pc and after that my seagate freeagent 500gb is not detected... How can i resolve this problem???

  • jaymAFC Apr 07, 2009

    I have this product, and its not recognised by my sony laptop. According to the Seagate website the driver is supported by my OS, i.e. XP and therefore i couldnt find the driver. But iv had this system so long now, and fiddled about with it so much that iv lost some drivers & therefore want to download/instal the driver manually... can any one help?

    Please email responses to jaymAFC@hotmail.com please

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Need drivers

Posted on May 05, 2009

Google is your friend.

cheers mate.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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Discovered it was already there and working so didn't need a driver

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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I have a Seagate Free Agent Pro GB HD. Recently purchased a a new computer and cannot locate drivers for this equipment, can you recommend a site where I can download?


Hi and Welcome to Fixya,

Here is the download site from Seagate http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=freeagent-downloads&vgnextoid=3723b5b59b7d5110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD
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My stepson said that he "re-formatted" my new Seagate Free Agent USB 2.0 500 gigabyte desktop drive on my MAC. So, now when I plug it into my computer I don't see any icons or anything? I don't know what...


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Windows 98 driver for FreeAgent


If your PC is still running Win98 then it probably has a USB version 1.0 port. I don't think the Faster USB version 2.0 devices will work properly even if you have the correct driver - i.e. you have a hardware version conflict. Try Purchasing a USB version 2.0 Daughter board for the PC and plugging the Seagate drive into that iinstead.

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