Question about Seagate Computers & Internet
When I turn on the Scsi APS external drive (a Seagate Cheetah 9Gb inside), light red appears among beeps, after two o three minutes it stops . Then I turn on my G3 and the driver APS is recognized but the display when the presence of the other drives never appears and my APS begins to flash the led and the beeps begins again twice each four or five seconds and finally I can´t access it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a common problem. IF the external was unplugged during a operations, there is a possibility of hard drive corruption. Also, you mentioned it was on a MAC. If your buddy formatted the drive for the MAC (Which would be HSF) so PC won't see the filesystem anymore until you reformat for PC (FAT or NTFS). I understand you might not was to reformat, but that is my recommended answer to this issue. There is one other choice though. Try googling Diskwarrior. This program is pretty good at repairing corrupted harddrives and it pretty good at detecting filesystems. If disk warrior doesn't do the trick, I would go with reformating.
Posted on Jul 19, 2007
Here you go:
and read it also it's important for you:
As has been remarked before, "SCSI is a collection of optionally
implemented -- or optionally misimplemented -- features", and the
other classic remark, "None of the S's in SCSI are Standard".
There is typically no requirement for what some platforms might call
a low-level format for SCSI disk devices accessed by OpenVMS.
The volume-level format -- the file structure -- is established with
the OpenVMS INITIALIZE command.
There is apparently a configuration-level or hardware-level SCSI
incompatibility here. That the console can identify the device
means that some simple operations have succeeded -- that the console
has identified the device does not imply that the device will operate,
nor that the device will operate under any particular I/O load.
Please contact your hardware support vendor or storage vendor for
assistance with the requisite integration and testing, and please
also see the OpenVMS FAQ for related discussions of third-party
hardware issues, requirements, testing, and support considerations.
The effort involved in qualification of peripheral devices is large,
and involves detecting, isolating and resolving obvious functional
incompatibilities and obvious errors within the host, controller
or drive interfaces, as well as more subtle considerations such
as ensuring that the particular device thermal-cooling and other
environmental requirements are met. Acquisition of a supported
device is often far cheaper than performing a local qualification,
and particularly when -- such as is the case here -- errors are
encountered. Additionally, if operational problems should arise,
then the supported configurations will typically see the necessary
The device support effort involved can range from trivially simple
to what is effectively cost-prohibitive, and the particular results
and which extreme might be involved are not entirely clear at the
onset of the testing and support effort. Put another way, there
is definite value in the supported device configurations.
Additionall, your OpenVMS version is outdated, and in need of an
upgrade. While the OpenVMS Wizard is entirely unfamiliar with the
rated capacity of this Seagate device, the Wizard will also call
your attention to the maximum disk capacity and storage-ECO-related
information in the OpenVMS FAQ. If you cannot upgrade from V7.1-2,
please make certain that you have all current ECO kits applied.
The OpenVMS Wizard is not in a position to provide device qualification
and device integration assistance at no cost -- having been involved
in this, this effort can involve weeks or months of technical effort;
far beyond what the OpenVMS Wizard can offer. Again, please contact
your hardware support or storage vendor for this assistance, or please
then expect to become of a subject matter expert for SCSI.
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
I bought one of the Seagate FreeAgent 500 devices yesterday and followed the instructions on the back of the box: plug it in; let the Mac recognize it; go to the Disk Utility function (found in Applications > Utilities); select the Erase tab and check the box to re-format the FreeAgent to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and choose a name for it. Then proceed with the re-formatting. It took only a few minutes but as soon as it was done, Time Machine (Leopard) kicked in and asked if I wanted it as my backup drive. I said yes, and away it went. Hope this helps. By NewbieMacUserSept2007
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
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