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Get full full capacity of external 2 tera Seagate that now is reaing only 110 gig
This has happened to me before, also. What I had done was copy a disc IMAGE from the old, smaller drive to the larger drive - and the larger one turned into the same size! You did not mention your operating system (Windows, Mac, etc) but my solution was in Windows to go to Disk Management function and view the unallocated space left. Sure enough, there was "unclaimed/unused" space for the entire difference in size. Following the instructions of the Disk Management tool, I just added the remaining space to what was C: drive. I could have just as easily created a different drive space with the leftover, it's up to you - but I find it preferable to have my space in one chunk.
Note: This is a very sensitive area of Windows when you're dealing with file systems. A raw beginner might want to have an experienced friend help them through it, but if you follow instructions EXACTLY even a first-timer should be able to do it. If this solution does not work, let us know. Best wishes - Mark
How To Open Disk Management
11/28/2016 3:48:49 PM •
on Nov 28, 2016
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Can not Install windows 7 of new hard drive
Factory back-up discs and recovery discs are intended to repair defective installations or to kick-start an installation that refuses to start so it is unsurprising they will only go so far.
Your system disc might be defective. This is a problem I have had with XP in the past. It is possible your CD/DVD drive has a dusty lens and is unable to read the disc properly or perhaps the new hard drive has a problem.
I suggest you instal the new hard drive as a slave in another computer and format it and run the chkdsk utility. If all is well reinstal in your computer.
Take a close look at your system disc checking for flaws and perhaps put a lens cleaning disc in your CD/DVD reader before trying again.
10/28/2016 12:10:44 AM •
on Oct 28, 2016
After I format my hardisk for several times and
Install the drive on a working computer and access through disc management. that will allow you to initialize the drive and format it ntfs. Goto my computer right click select manage select drive management. This works on XP if you have other OS than search for disc management for your OS.
7/18/2016 9:07:27 AM •
on Jul 18, 2016
I can't get my seagate backup drive to backup my files?
You would be better served if you backed up your whole drive.
Actually the whole Windows partition (EG C Drive)
Get a couple of Seagate external 2TB drives (not portable ones, the bigger ones the size of a thick book. 3.5" drive inside)
Partition the drives to NTFS (FAT has a file size limit of 4GB)
Download the free Seagate DiscWizard program -
Install the program, and immediately after when it is running choose the option to create a bootable CD.
There is a sub option to set the CD to default to boot into into the mini OS. If you don't set that you have only a few seconds each time you boot the CD, to avoid it booting into windows. I can help you with that choice, when you are ready to create that CD)
I always use the bootable CD to create an image, and to verify that image. (You don't want Windows running when imaging.)
If later you need to restore an image, you again do it from the bootable CD
The reason to have two external drives, is to alternate which one you create images in.
You should also copy your big files from your C drive into both external drives, and then delete them from your C drive. That will mean your C drive images will be smaller, and quicker.
If you do images every day, you are protected against -
- You corrupting/deleting important files
- Virus/Trojan attacks
- Ransom ware
- Hard drive failure
Yell out if/when you need help,
1/6/2016 10:33:19 AM •
on Jan 06, 2016
What external drive enclosure would support a seagate 4200.2 hard drive
There are generally 2 types (sizes) of hard drive. 2.5 Inch & 3.5 inch. Any 3.5" HD enclosure these days should handle either size.
The preferred current connector on a HD is SATA (Serial ATA)This small connector on the HD is universal so it's easy to connect a drive. 3.5" HD is preferable for backups & archive as it is faster, more reliable and less prone to bumps. They run on 12v&5v
The Pocket type 2.5" run on 5v and are not as fast or secure.
My preferred Enclosure that I use is more of a Universal Dock.
Either drive can be plugged in at any time. This is great for allowing the use of several drives for different purposes. Eg
A Movies Drive. A Backup Drive. A Music Drive or a Bootable External OS in case of problems. Buy USB3 Port Interface where possible or FireWire as the backup speed is Faster
Drives not in use get wrapped in antistatic bag or tinfoil & kept in secure location.
I use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a Bootable copy of OSX.
Great program... used it for years. Demo is free and fully usable.
Hope this helps
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12/2/2015 4:47:53 AM •
on Dec 02, 2015
I/O device error
1. What are you trying to backup?
In addition to Andy's suggestion, I'd suggest you put your computer in a clean boot state and try to do backup.
Note: Follow step 7 to restart your computer as usual.
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11/24/2015 7:45:14 PM •
on Nov 24, 2015
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