Question about Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Seagate problem Thank you for your answer regarding my Seagate ext. HD. Unfortunately, deskktop PC won't acknowledge the Seagate when it is plugged in an running because apparently the power is not steady or something like that. The blue light comes on when I push the button, however it sounds like it is cycling off/on and the blue light goes off then back on. I called the folks at stellar phoenix and they said their software won't work if my PC won't read the presence of the drive I am trying to recover the data from. Someone mentioned perhaps a USB Hard Drive cable. Do you know anything about that. I know my USB port is OK, because my camera works fine. Since the Seagate is out of warranty, I am considering trying to take it apart to get the HD out and put it in another shell. Do you think that might work? Any help will be greatly appreciated. YF, Ramona (BooKooGuru)

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,894 Answers



Posted on Mar 18, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acomdata ext hd

first thing to do is check this hard drive on another known to be operational computer system, if it continues to show the red light and chirping, then you need to replace the enclosure with a known to be operational one, take your drive out of yours, install it in another case and retest. if it still chirps you a damaged hard drive. .. usually the case is the not at fault.

Nov 18, 2013 | Acomdata Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My external hard drive is not being seen by my computer?

1 of 2 things can be wrong...1 (cable may be loose) unplug the cable (ext HD) connected to pc, now reinsert back into pc..try this once or twice...until you see it appear in my computer....if this is not working and your ext HD came with a CD software..uninstall (make sure ext HD is not connected) software, then reinstall make sure your firewall allows it to be connected....this should do the plug HD back up to not format your ext hd unless you really really dont want the data on it (format erases everything)

May 27, 2010 | Hitachi 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Seagate external harddrive with windows 98 OS

Remove (or take to your local computer shop) the Win 98 hard drive from the computer.
Put this drive in an external USB drive enclosure.
Plug this enclosure into a Windows XP vintage computer.
Copy the data to this computer.

Save Win 98 drive for posterity!


Jan 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Seagate Freeagent 500gb Ext. HD not working.

it´s my first time on this topic, but I´d recommend reinstalling it´s drivers, it sounds like it´s stuck there. Or just to be sure it is working ok, the both connections, esata and usb. If any of them work it´s ok. If not, come back, we´ll figure something out for you.

Oct 19, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

1 Answer

Seagate Freeagent Dropped

Unfortunately what you are describing is a damaged platter inside the hard drive. You may be able to get a technician to recover some data but generally this means the drive is gone forever.

Sep 07, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

1 Answer

External HD not being acknowledged.

If desperate, run a pc system restore, otherwise, download a driver for your usb connection for the external harddrive model.

Apr 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

No display appear

some laptpos can be connected to tvs or external monitiors in which case it's possible to select different configurations -i.e. only ext. monitor, ext monitor and laptop or only laptop. for some reason, my unit took a while to acknowledge its default setting of laptop only. unfortunately, i no longer recall with which button or menu this is selected, but i think it's one of the hot keys.

Dec 08, 2008 | Compaq Evo N410C Notebook

2 Answers

Windows xp drivers for seagate ST3160203U2-RK

Drivers are not needed for this Ext HDD.
If you go to your Computer Management>Storage Devices,you will have to assign a Drive letter for it to show in your "My Computer" as a External Hard Drive.
Also ensure that drive is set as "slave" and do not connect until computer is booted to Desktop.
All changes will take effect after reboot.

Feb 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive Logo

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2679 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1035 Answers

Are you a Seagate Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides