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Little devil is blank, can't do anything with it . Can't format it, nothing seems to work. What do I do?

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Check to see if your USB ports are working and drivers up to date. Can you use other usb devices on the same port? Is the orange light bar on?

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Drive windows format


ignore the format thing, totally.
its MS way of telling you , its seems corrupted.
what system? PC, dvr, MAC, laptop.
what OS, windozs what,? xp,w7.w8?
the FreeAgent is and external HDD.
1: is the power pack plugged in?
2:is the led indicator dead on HDD.
3: did you try all USB ports.
4: did you try it on another system.? and USB port?
5: did you look in disk manager to see if it shows up, say DISK2?
6: did you ever drop it?

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If you ran the job FORMAT the hard drive is totally blank. It will not recognized nothing you try and install until it is partitioned

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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...


If the Seagate has been re-formatted, then you will have to go through the re-install of the drive to your MAC, the drive should have come with it's own formatting tools and drivers. These external drives usually respond better with a small program that installs a set of driver tools. If you do not have the original freeagent disc, go to the Seagate support page, look up the model of the drive and download the program and drivers for that model and version.

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since the windows and mac has different file format , u need to convert for support to mac systems

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Seagate Freeagent 500gb Ext. HD not working.


Hi,
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.

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Im using a new 320gb freeagent go formatted to hfs on my mac.i cant seem to transfer any thing into the hard disk.


I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit but these issies also refer to macs and linux too !

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

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Instruction manual for usb.2.0 160


You shouldn't need an instruction manual. Insert the USB plug into a USB port. Windows will recognize a new device. Then go to "My Computer". Find the USB drive, right-click on it and choose format. You probably want to format it as FAT32 if you are going to use this drive on multiple computers (for compatibility), otherwise format in NTFS.

Hope this helps - remember to rate :)

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It is all about pressing the eSata cable into the back of the external HDD hard. I have been working on this all day and I finally figured out this was the problem. Let me know if you need more help!

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