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Believe it, get a new hard drive and copy files to it. You can use a drive copy program such as Reflect, they allow downloading a demo version that works.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017

That is in the interface. Sounds like a USB3 plugged into a USB1 or 2.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017

That sounds like the drive cannot read the data fast enough. Try a drive with faster access.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017

Try this:
1) Plug your USB drive into a USB port on your Chromebook.
2) Open up the Files app (the blue folder icon). In the navigation sidebar find your device (if you have more than one connected make sure that it's the correct one before proceeding).
3) Right-click on the drive you wish to format and select the 'Format Device' option from the menu.

For more information see the following link:

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 11, 2016

Spare PCBs aren't usually avaiable as such. Unless something simple like a polyfuse blew on the board, then the original is probably toast. Your next option would be to obtain an identical drive and perform a transplant. But it will have to be identical - possibly down to the software revision.: (You may still have problems as tables of bad blocks are maintained by the controller)

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 02, 2016

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

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

Well try updating your firmware..That worked for me...its connected but it doesnt show up in my computer..

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 22, 2016

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.

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 28, 2016

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Seagate... | Answered on Aug 02, 2016

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.

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 18, 2016

You need to reformat the drives as FAT32 and reseat them.

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 02, 2016

Is it a portable External drive ?
If it is the type with a 2.5" spinning disc in it, I would not use that in a car if you paid me a fortune.
They can withstand large shock when they are not 'running'
However when 'running', even a small bump (or bump in the road), can allow the floating heads to hit the surface of the spinning drive platters, and it may never work again.
One alternative is to -
Get a portable SSD (Solid State Drive), as they have no moving parts, and should let you drive over footpaths, when running.
Or use a USB stick like you used to.
Hope this helps,

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 07, 2016

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
- Etc

Yell out if/when you need help,

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 06, 2016

Hi Larry

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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Seagate... | Answered on Dec 02, 2015

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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