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Try connecting it to another computer. If you can see your data then back it up etc.
After you have recovered your data connect it to your computer, from Disk Manager, remove the partition, recreate it again and then format the drive, hopefully your external drive will be operational again.
There is a possibility that the hard disk has died and you will have lost your data. If you are desparate, hard drive data recovery companies charge an arm and a leg to recover data from dead drives.

Seagate Free... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009


Yes there are. The first thing I'd say to you is you may want to involve a professional if the disc contains critical information because they would have experiance and tools you don't. If it's not that critical and you want to give it a shot you can run a file system check on the volume or run a program like spinrite www.spinrite.com

Seagate Free... | Answered on Dec 29, 2008


Hi,

Plug one usb into your computer and the other end into the drive.
If the light comes on, all is good. The computer should install the device for you automatically. To access the drive, go to My Computer and double click on the Removable Drive. Now you can transfer files.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Seagate Free... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008


Solution:

i) i would wisely suggest you not to open the compartment of harddisk, try taking it to nearest repair centre since these part are very delicate(like they have delicated soldering ...or components....)

  i would suggest not messup with the broken parts and loose your whole harddisk ..............

Seagate Free... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008


Hi,

You would need two set of driver:
  • motherboard USB drivers;
  • mass storage driver from Seagate for Win98.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Seagate Free... | Answered on Sep 10, 2008


There are two options for you to get your drive stuffs back right now:
1). Do not format this RAW file system external hard drive temporarily and plunge it to your PC. And then, choose and apply RAW external hard drive data recovery software to scan this drive and find your preferred drive files back as many as possible.
2). Directly consult some professional data recovery services from some data recovery companies or agencies.
In the future, remember to save copies of everything important on at least two devices in case of any similar data loss issues.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 05, 2021


To help you out there I have found this easy setup guide for using an external hard drive on MXQ Pro 4K. This will help you for sure. Watch movie on MXQ with external hard drive. Hook Up External Storage to MXQ PRO 4K Android TV Box

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 21, 2020


Can you please provide more detail on the program you are downloading, the model of drive, and model of computer?
On the face of it, the program seems to be saying it is not compatible with the model of drive you have plugged in, or that the drive has been reformatted in a way that is not compatible.
Does the drive show up in the File Explorer / Finder of the machine?

after comment : ok, if you can drag and drop files onto it, then That means it is operational, and recognized by the system. The next question is why you can’t install the Seagate Desktop software. Where did you get the software from? Try going to Seagate Support and looking up your drive model, and doing a fresh download of the software they have for that model. Alternatively, there are other backup software packages available, Acronis, Aoemi, EaseUS, and others. You can find reliable downloads of utility software at downloads.com (CNET) or look for reviews from PcWorld or PCMagazine for their recommendations of the best paid and free backup software

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 20, 2019


I need controller for (English please)
in a computer,. or DVR or what, where does this HDD go?

Medalist 4310 (ST34310A) built in 1999 (20 years old ) why use any drive this old.
why? it's useless.
my wild guess, is this
you have a PC and ustated PC has SATA only ports (modern)
and this old old HDD is PATA drive, with ribbon cable wide.
and you think it can run on modern PC.
well they do sell cards (PCI-e) that fit and work.
4.31GB is the size , holds about 1 top movie .
are you going to boot from this drive, if yes, very complex answer I will skip here. (ask maker of card , if it can)

newegg.com has them all, any thing you can dream of , is there.
if you look.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UB8ZU9127&Description=pci-e%2c%20pata%20IDE%20card&cm_re=pci-e%2c_pata_IDE_card-_-17Z-0007-00AF2-_-Product


again, no PC stated, no OS stated.
nor of booting is needed to the PATA relic drive. from 1999.

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 08, 2019


unfortunately it appears that the internals are shot
if the funny noise is a clicking sound or squeal then the repair is a new hd unit as they are generally not repairable.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 27, 2019


Tutorial to recover data from dead Seagate external hard drive

Step 1: Download & install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: Connect the dead Seagate external hard drive to your computer.
Step 3: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery and choose the dead Seagate external hard drive.
Step 4: Click "Next" to search for lost files on the dead Seagate external hard drive.
Step 5: Preview the searching results. After that, select the lost data and click the "Recover" button to get them back.
Step 6: Have a check to ensure all lost data have been recovered.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 27, 2019


Should be careful with the data file deposited on the Seagate external hard drive. your Seagate external hard drive might be dead or corrupted. In this situation, you might need to rely on data recovery software to get back data and files on the dead Seagate external hard drive.

So you can rely on data recovery software to get back lost data and files when the Seagate external hard drive is dead and inaccessible.

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This data recovery software allows you to deep scan the dead Seagate external hard drive so as to find out almost all lost files with original quality in a short time. You can also rely on this software to recover files from dead/damaged Seagate external hard drive.

The software supports to get more recover: Seagate External hard drive, data file, documents, PDF, Excel, photos, music, and videos any HFS, HFS, FAT, ExFAT, and NTFS format based data and file and more.
It will recover data and file from all external storage devices that can be recognized by your Windows PC Computer/Laptop.

Hope this helps you get to recover all your lost data and files from your dead Seagate External hard drive.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019


Hi,

Format the drive in Windows and the MAC will read it fine ..

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019


Try the following, change the usb port you are plugging it into.

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019


whom i think youre seagate is on reading mode or not yet ready to use due to its still reading the data in the disk try the link below so you can follow there instructuions HDD External Hard Drive Corrupted and Unreadable Storage

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018


you might have to go in and setup the drive. most new drives are not set up. you have to go in and setup the drive and format it for it to work

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2018

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