Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
Seagate Free Agent Problem
The external drive was working fine until it was knocked over. It worked fine after I turned it on. After a couple of days it stated to freeze, the lights flash and it was no longer recognized. I turned it off and the next day it worked fine for about an hour and a half, then it stopped working. I turned it off went to eat dinner and when I came back turned it on again. It worked again, but this time only for about 15 minutes. How can I get it back to an hour and a half to be able to backup my backups....
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the drive sounds fine itself, so the problem is most likely in the Seagate FAP case itself, probably the internal circuitry, as when i turn it on the drive spins up normally and does not make and noises that are the tell-tale signs of a dead drive... my suggesgion would be to crack open the Seagate case (i know i know, i thought it looked nice to, but would you rather have all your data or a nice-looking doorstop) and take the hard drive out, then connect it either 1) directly into your computer or 2) into another external hardrive case. As this hard drive has eSATA, it is probibly a safe bet that it is a SATA drive, so that's probibly the connection you need. Again, i have not tried this, but i will attempt it soon... what's the worst that can happen? my drive will not work inside the case, my drive will not work outside the case... same thing really... but this is the last time i buy seagate...
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