Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well firstly if u wana recover ur data u have to make the external hdd power up but thats the major area of issue that its not powering up. the difference in plug doesnt make a difference cuz u can use the same plug,the voltage is same thorugh out in ur place from the substation. so it might be a possibility that when u connected ur hdd,the power ON/OFF switch was awredy ON IF hdd has one. so wat i feel is dat u can try opening the hdd and then connect the hdd to ur desktop with help of the BUS CABLE used to connect the HDDs in desktops. so in dat case i would suggest that u go through the manual of ur external hdd to see how to access the the casing in which the hdd is there.then if u happen to get thorugh n it turns on then u dont have to recover ur data. it would still be there. HOWEVER,its recommended that u dont try these things personaaly if u are'nt too tech savy. u shud consult a tech or a freind who knows abt this.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Yes. The case doesn't care what size the drive is. The computer is just asking for the USB driver for the case. Check the WD site for the driver for the model of MyBook that you have. That should cover it.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
im having the same problem tried a new drive enslosure but thats not working it says the drive is 2tb when its 500gb, which tells me the sata to usb board is fried so its not comunicationg with the computer even though the drive still spins, so im going to buy one of those sata to usb docking stations but ill have to take the drive out the case which will void the warranty. the last thing ill try is to buy a refirbished freeagent go and swap the sata to usb board, this is important, i have 200gb work of music that i need and i dont have a backup, ill post my efforts asap.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
OK, you need to let me know if the drive spins up, you should be able to hear it. Also, you need to have a listen if the drive makes a clicking noise.
Please be so kind tom let me know.
If the drive makes a clicking noise the drive is done, you will need to take it to a recovery institution to recover the data.
If the drive does not spin up, the circuit board or the power cable might be broken.
Hope this can be of help.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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