20 Most Recent Seagate FreeAgent Go 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers

so long as the file has not been overwritten there are many utilties available free that will accomplish this. I have not made this mistake in awhile so i cannot tell you the best current program, but I have used this one before
http://ntfsundelete.com/ and it is quite nice. Keep in mind if you have continued to use the drive and the space that file occupied has since been overwritten you will not be able to recover it.

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 21, 2020

Try the recuva app and do a deep search.


Seagate... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017

In this case the MOST effective way is to try some data recovery program to see if it can help rescue your data on your Seagate external.

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 10, 2015

If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error.

This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition.

Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive.

So let's try a couple of steps.

Let's go back in to "Disk Management"

Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"

Now try selecting a new Drive Letter.

This will restore the path if it has been broken.

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

Some addition links found on Google

hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 21, 2014

try another computer or use another usb port
maybe your computer too old

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 04, 2013

Depends on the hard drive but my buffalo drive has a slot on the rear of the drive beside the power and data cables. You either have to insert or remove a tab

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 21, 2012

Hi vic_barnes,

You don't need the manual to operate the external hard drive , all you need to do is connect the drive via the USB cable and your computer should accept it , and then you would find a removable drive visible in your my computer option.

Then you can open this drive and copy your files to and from it.

Hope this helps ..:)

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011

I'm not sure what drivers you're looking for in particular, however, I've found the Seagate FreeAgent download page for you. I've clicked around and all of these downloads appear to be completely free.

These files should be completely safe for download as they are provided by Seagate but don't neglect to set a restore point on your system before downloading and installing. The files are .zip so they must be unzipped, your system should be able to do this without any additional software.

Also, be sure to register your equipment to get customer support should contacting them be necessary. Some of these will require you to contact the company in order to gain access to the download.

Check here:


Seagate... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

Maybe not enough power coming from laptop through USB cable.

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

Try with another PC, If still not recognising, then You have to open the Casing of your external drive. If you have any Warrenty remaining for this Drive, then let company people fix this. if no warrenty then Remove the HDD from the casing, Connect HDD to the PC with another External casing, and backup your Data. If no ditection with this method, then your HDD is Dead. Keep finger crossed best of luck

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 01, 2011

Certainly, any files that you write using Windows XP will be able to be read with Windows 7.

I'm not familiar with the CEEDO program -- did the author update it for Windows 7 ?

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

Download the driver for the new Seagate hard drive. Just GOOGLE SEARCH for the free down load using the the words free driver Seagate Free Agent Go 120 GB

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 21, 2010

Ok you need a usb lead that has two inputs, your laptop/pc clearly only has usb standard 1.0 which doesnt give as much power out, so you need the lead with two ports on it and it will use one for power one for data.
I've linked a pic of one below in case you already have this lead or if you need to buy it. I certainly wouldnt pay £8.20 though! If it comes to it we can post you one for a lot less than that!

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

> I/O device error

Input/Output to the device (the Seagate) has completed with an "error", meaning that the data could _NOT_ be successfully read from the disk-drive.

Compare it to trying to read what you wrote with pen onto greasy paper -- only some of the letters/words can be read.

If it still has a valid WARRANTY, exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

If the warranty has expired, then open the case, remove the disk-drive, buy a new "compatible" disk-drive, connect it, and thus "revive" your external storage device.

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010

Hello sir/ma'am hi, the flashing red means that the hard drive has problems, you usually cannot read any data making it no to appear on your computer. Suggestion: The logical thing to do is get a new one, NOW if you have data on that drive, you need to disassemble it and get the hard drive unit, place it on a computer, run seagate disk manager and pray that you may recover the drive data.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 04, 2010

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