Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
The Seagate HD worked fine for about 6 months. Now it doesn't recognize the device. Plugging in it and out, turning off HD power, restarting CPU will occassionally get the HD to show but only for about five minutes before it drops in error. Very strange...is this a common occurance with Seagate?
I also had problems with this drive which i solved by using a freeware partition manager to create a partition on the drive as this had somehow become "lost". I used "Cute Partition Manager" to create a bootable disc and using this to access the offending drive created a partition using all the available space,this worked perfectly and i lost no data from the drive, hope this helps
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
Hey try this site and reinstall the drivers http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=freeagent-downloads&vgnextoid=3723b5b59b7d5110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
It is with the Free Agent, as I also have one. What I found on mine was that the interface electronics in the bottom run too hot and start to fail in various ways. If I unplugged the power supply for an hour, then the drive would work for a while. So I put it on it's side and directed a small fan at the bottom and now it works for weeks at a time. So it's a thermal problem with the interface electronics. I've heard that some folk just bought a different housing and put the drive into it.
Hope that helps...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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