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I havee had my Seagate Freeagent 500 GB for a yr. Worked great. Just today, it wouldn't load. Not recongnized on either my laptop, Vista or my desktop XP. Hums and clicks. I have over three quarters full and alot of irreplaceable things. My Mother died last June and I have videos of her singing to me and telling her stories. Please help me out. Azsunmaid@aol.com. I was quoted at Staples Data Recovery is $250 and maybe can't get much off. Jody

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  • Azsunmaid Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, USB connect. I have been able to use multi port or straight in, on either computer.

  • Azsunmaid Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, USB connect. I have been able to use multi port or straight in, on either computer.

  • Azsunmaid Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, USB connect. I have been able to use multi port or straight in, on either computer.

  • Azsunmaid Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, USB connect. I have been able to use multi port or straight in, on either computer.

  • Azsunmaid Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, USB connect. I have been able to use multi port or straight in, on either computer.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this connected to a USB hub?



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If you think its a power problem you should take it off the USB hub and plug it in directly into a USB port in the back of the computer.

Clicking noise usually means the head is bad. There are hard drive repair shops in most areas that could be less expensive then Staples.

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Hard drive has a bad head ... shop around you should be able to find a better price ... best of luck to you otherwise try pulling the harddrive out of the enclosure and putting into a computer

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