Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
After all of the countless "solutions" I've come across online and otherwise, NONE of them worked. Absolutely NONE. However, there was one common thread amongst all of them that rang very clear with me. Whether it was overheating or faulty parts altogether, I found the solution. Rather than pay HUNDREDS of dollars to have some 3rd party recover my data (like SeaGate tech support suggested I do), I ripped open my SeaGate enclosure, took the hard drive out and simply slipped it into a new, generic enclosure (CoolMax 3.5" External Enclosure to be exact). That cost me all of $20. Problem solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How less stressful is that for you????
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
I have been having trouble with my freeagent pro on my macbook pro 15" (1st gen).
I found that when I connected the drive (by firewire. but think I tried usb as well with same result) that the drive wasn't recognized.
I later realised that if I left the drive connected for 15-20 mins or so then it would start working.
I then discovered that lots of people have been having problems with the power management on these drives, and that the default power down time is meant to be 15 mins. I read on the Seagate website that you can disable the power management by connecting to a PC (Mac version of software doesn't have this feature!! grrr) that has Drive Manager installed (download here) to change the power management settings.
So far, however, I'm not 100% sure whether it's fixed the problem. :( Will post back soon with results.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
The same. First do some external drive for breaking in few months then make a company of recovery data and your bussines is done, goof work ;)
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
I have the same problem i bought a 1tb freeagent pro and now the light on the enclosure comes on but the drive is not spinning i don't know if the drive isn't getting any power or what i shoot for a publication and to retrieve my data is going to cost me a fortune the reason why i bought the drive is because i didn't want this to happen i've lost my trust in seagate products all together .sure i know they have a 5year warranty but who wants more of the same garbage over only to have that happen again never again segate what a waste of money
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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