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External seagate 1tb harddrive not working with 3.0 usb slot.

Q: External seagate 1tb harddrive not working with 3.0 usb slot.

As the title says, my new Seagate Expansion Portable Drive is not working in the 3.0 slots in the front of my computer. It only works when i plug it into one of my two 2.0 slots on the back of my computer, which are both occupied by my mouse and keyboard, both of them are not backwards compatible. When my Drive is plugged into a 3.0, absolutely nothing happens. i get a green light on the drive, but it does not show up in my bios or in "My Computer". Works perfectly fine in a 2.0 though.

My motherboard is made by gigabyte, and is only about 2 months old, and my drive is 5 months old.

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Preferred Solution: External seagate 1tb harddrive not working with 3.0 usb slot.

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A: External seagate 1tb harddrive not working with 3.0 usb slot.

Did you install the 3.0 drivers and enable it in the BIOS? All versions of USB are backwards compatible.

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I Have A Dell Laptop Inspiron 6000 With 150mb Space Left. I Backup All Files To My Seagate And Transfer My Itunes Folder. I Then Deleted My Itunes From My Laptop For More Space But Not I Have Lost My Itunes. When I Connect My Seagate It Shows My Music But Not In A Way To Connect My Ipod To Transfer The Music And The Seagate Dont Show Up To Give Me More Hard Drive.
 

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I have a problem with my Seagate external harddrive. It won't let my computer start. It stops at the BIOS screen and does nothing. I tried pressing the BIOS setup or System recovery but it doesn't work. I found out that my external harddrive was the problem after serveral tries. I took the plug out of my computer and restarted it. It worked fine. I plugged it back in again to the computer and it was detected in Device Manager but not detected on Windows. In Device Manager it said there was no problem at all. However when I clicked computer the external harddrive didn't show up. I also have to mention that I dropped my harddrive accidentally. It keeps making a beeping noise every other second. It was a regular beep, nothing out of the ordinary. I also tried diagnosticing my drive. However that was a problem too. It made another error. I also tried to plug the external harddrive to another computer and it also made the beeping noise and it didn't show up on the otehr computer. I'm starting to think that this is an external error with the parts inside than internal with software and other stuff. I don't think that I like recovering my data with experts because it costs a lot of cash. The ohter option is to replace my drive with another one from seagate. The warranty is still on and won't expire in a while.
 

A:Seagate External Harddrive error

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I have a problem with my Seagate external harddrive. It won't let my computer start. It stops at the BIOS screen and does nothing. I tried pressing the BIOS setup or System recovery but it doesn't work. I found out that my external harddrive was the problem after serveral tries. I took the plug out of my computer and restarted it. It worked fine. I plugged it back in again to the computer and it was detected in Device Manager but not detected on Windows. In Device Manager it said there was no problem at all. However when I clicked computer the external harddrive didn't show up. I also have to mention that I dropped my harddrive accidentally. It keeps making a beeping noise every other second. It was a regular beep, nothing out of the ordinary. I also tried diagnosticing my drive. However that was a problem too. It made another error. I also tried to plug the external harddrive to another computer and it also made the beeping noise and it didn't show up on the otehr computer. I'm starting to think that this is an external error with the parts inside than internal with software and other stuff. I don't think that I like recovering my data with experts because it costs a lot of cash. The ohter option is to replace my drive with another one from seagate. The warranty is still on and won't expire in a while. Oh yeah and I just recently discovered that on the other computer I tested the drive on it starts up when I plug it in before I start the computer.

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Hi, and thanks in advance to any help. Today I noticed that my Seagate 250gb harddrive is not showing up under my computer as a disk. This happened after a reboot. It is the only usb device plugged into my computer and my taskbar recognizes it with the safely remove hardware icon. Under. It also shows up in disk management as unallocated with no partition. It has been fussy before but has worked fine for awhile now. Is there anything I can do or have I lost all of my data? Also it was pretty full with just 5% freespace on it before this happened. I know I probably should have backed up this data but now I am nervous because I have important stuff on there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Anyone use the Seagate Replica software that comes with the 2T External Hardrive? This is the GoFlex Desk series of external harddrives.

The software does an automatic backup of all your computers harddrives and logical drives and backs up any changes periodically to the external hardrive. It is suppose to allow full recovery (it includes a boot disk, linux based for restoring from the backed up 'image').

Anyone use it, and does it successfully restore the 'image' in case of a full crash?

A:Seagate Replica (2T External Harddrive) GoFlex Desk

Why bother using third-party disk-imaging (especially from Seagate) when Windows 7 has it built-in?
The built-in one works well, I've used it.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and post that It was working fine without any issues. I have two external drive connected to it.

1. 1 TB Iomega powered drive. - now RAW
2. 2TB seagate external drive.

The 1tb drive suddenly became RAW and I wasn't able to access it. before it happened, I had removed some virus detected in the drive by the AVG antivirus. Post that once or twice it got disconnected and after that the drive became RAW. I understand the file system might have got corrupted since couple of times my system faced powercuts and before I could shut it down the system cut off from electricity as my UPS died on me.

I haven't formatted the disk at all, as I have all my important data in this HD as it was my backup drive for office and personal use.

Disk Management: shows the drive is RAW but a healthy Partition.

I opened the hard drive casing, tried connecting the drive directly to the internal sata cable but the same didn't read even then and still shows as RAW drive. I got a Storite USB to SATA adapter and tried that, the drive is now running fine(as it sounds) with intermittent kind of noise (clicking etc.,) for sometime and then disappears. After directly connecting the drive atleast the below softwares are able to read the data in the drive but unable to recover it.

I have tried recovering data using the below softwares.

1. EaseUS DAta recovery - took too much time to complete reading - 17% in more than 24 hours- stopped it.
2. M3 DAta recover... Read more

A:External 1TB harddrive(Iomega - seagate inside) RAW drive

My recommendation is to use [email protected] Recovery Pro. I had a similar situation (raw indication) on a drive a few months back and I tried several of the leading data recovery apps, and the one I recommended is the one that found the most stuff -- nearly everything. It took nearly a whole day to do an in-depth scan, but in the end, it was worth it. It's free to install and try out, but you need to buy a license to do any serious recovery work.

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I have Windows 7 Home premium 64bit as I recently got a new computer, and to my surprise my seagate external Harddisk did not work. If I go to the Devices section, it is listed as Desktop. I have tried many things such as, rebooting, trying different USB, Assigning A letter to the Expansion and a few others as you will see in my screenshots. Just before I forget my old PC 32bit Windows 7 Ultimate, automatically detected my 500gb Seagate 500gb External Harddisk so I cannot see a problem with the Harddrive or with my computer as it is brand new and fully functioning. Below are my screenshots.







As you can see from these images non of the fixes on the fourm, or on seagate work. If you have any fix please reply to this post as soon as you can, or on the other hand any questions. I will be very grateful.

Sorry about the thumbnail, Not sure what happened there.

A:Seagate 500gb External Harddrive, Windows 7 Will Not Read?

Cheers m8
SATA or PATA????

Have you tried to remove it from the ext case and installed it into the computer...to check if any of the electronics in the external case failed.
could be something with the usb drivers in the new machine... might try unstalling from the device manager the usb controllers, maybe the composite device then turn the machine off and let windows reinstall 'em again and see if the drive is picked up.
At this point I'd be asking just how important is the data on this HD... I'd even go so far as see if I could put the HD into a friends machine,(or old 'puter), to see if it could be picked up???? Be sure and copy the data off the HD while you continue to trouble shoot the drive.
From experience..... the only drive I've not been able to finally detect ended up as a dead drive, "bfh"
luk to you.....

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I have just purchased the Lenovo IdeaCentre 510 Tower PC [i7]. It came with Windows 10 Home OS. Within the set up, it asked me whether I wanted to install updates to Windows 10 - i said 'yes'. It took a good couple of hours to complete the whole set up of the desktop, but according to the log, all Windows updates appear to have been successfully installed. (I mention this because I later found something on Lenovo's website about updating to Windows 10 when setting up your Lenovo for the first time - it mentioned trouble which may include the damaging or disabling of hardware? I can't seem to find this again, or else i would post a link. I think this may have been referring to upgrades to earlier windows versions rather than upgrades for Windows 10 applied to a machine which is sold with Windows 10 already installed.) My desktop seems to be up and running but I have just attempted to connect my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive using the USB port and it will not recognise it (I tried this on several ports).  I can feel the Seagate working but it does not show up under My Computer or anywhere else I can see.  I have tested the USB port by inserting a regular USB pen drive and it DOES recognise this. The Seagate previously worked on my Windows Surface Pro 3 with no trouble and I have all of my files backed up on it.  Hope somebody can help me figure out what is going wrong...  Many thanks!

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Hello! Had a few questions about an external drive that stopped working. I havent used this in a few weeks and went to plug it in and didnt see the the light go on or hear the drive spool up.
Ive verified that the power supply is working correctly as well as dismantling it and testing the drive in my pc with sata(not showing up because of the specific external format i assume)
Im wondering if there is a way to use this drive in another external or just install it in my pc without losing the 3.5 TB of media i have on it?
 

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

A:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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I have used this hard drive without issues since the day I bought it (Nov. 26 2009). All the sudden 2 days ago I unplugged it from my laptop and when I returned home and plugged it back in my computer flashed a screen saying the drive was not formatted. I contacted Seagate and followed their steps. However, I am still getting nothing. The drive is showing up under my computer, but only as a local disk, not as an expansion drive as it did before the drive also shows up under my device manager, but, once again if I try to do anything my computer will lock up. Whenever I try to access it, my computer will lock up. When shutting down my computer it will continue to stay on the windows is shutting down screen until I unplug the drive from the USB. It is not emitting any funny noises. I am not sure what to do; there is too much information on the drive for my computer to hold if I tried to do a data recovery. It is just strange that it would work fine and then a few hours later give me all kinds of issues. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it!
I am operating with a Dell 1737 studio, 4gb, with windows 7 ultimate.
 

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Hi
I have a vista biz box. my 2T Seagate external HDD stopped working. I got into it with Seagate like everyone else (sounds like a common problem with Seagate) I've had the click of death with this company's HDD, but this time it started beeping (3 times) then nada. I was told to change out the power supply, nada
find one with a little more amperage. nada.. then said to send in for 600$ repair.... i hope not?
any ideas
Thank you
Paul
 

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I have a Seagate GoFlex Desk 2TB drive that was on our home network, simply quit being accessible. I have removed it from its outer enclosure and the base after purchasing a cable to connect to my USB port. SeaTools will not recognize the disk drive in order to troubleshoot and below are the screen shots from Disk Management as well as Partion Wizard as found in an earlier thread I tried. Disk Management wants me to intitialize the drive, I have always chosen cancel there in fear of loosing all the data that I need.

PW finds no partitions to recover. Whats my next steps?

I'm running Windows 8.1.

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I'm having a bit of trouble regarding my external hard drive, not sure if it's failing or not. I've had it about 4 years now, use it every day, and as of a couple months back it's started acting up on me. I always have it connected to the USB 3.0 slots on the back of my tower(It's 3.0 compatible), and I switch which port it's in on occasion along with taking it to other places. The drive itself is a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive for Windows, and I completely formatted it a month ago to see if it would fix my problems. It didn't.

Alright, onto the problem. At random points in time the drive just stops. For example, I could be watching a video file I stuck on it and it just freezes on a frame and that's it, MPC-HD just straight up crashes. Or I could be transferring something over and it just dies mid-transfer with the transfer window going on for an infinite amount of time and I have to forcibly close things down. This is where the real problems start.

1. The hard drive is acted on as if it's still in use by the computer. It shows up in My Computer, it shows how much space is left, I can go through all the hard drive and all its folders, and any files loaded by a program prior to the stopping of the hard drive will still work up until where the hard drive just stopped.
For example, let's say I'm watching video1 and I switch to video2. Half way through video2 the hard drive just stops. If I double-click video1 it will play exactly how it did prior to the crash, but video2 wi... Read more

A:Seagate external 1TB randomly stops working until reboot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by soliunasm


I'm having a bit of trouble regarding my external hard drive, not sure if it's failing or not. I've had it about 4 years now, use it every day, and as of a couple months back it's started acting up on me. I always have it connected to the USB 3.0 slots on the back of my tower(It's 3.0 compatible), and I switch which port it's in on occasion along with taking it to other places. The drive itself is a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive for Windows, and I completely formatted it a month ago to see if it would fix my problems. It didn't.

Alright, onto the problem. At random points in time the drive just stops. For example, I could be watching a video file I stuck on it and it just freezes on a frame and that's it, MPC-HD just straight up crashes. Or I could be transferring something over and it just dies mid-transfer with the transfer window going on for an infinite amount of time and I have to forcibly close things down. This is where the real problems start.

1. The hard drive is acted on as if it's still in use by the computer. It shows up in My Computer, it shows how much space is left, I can go through all the hard drive and all its folders, and any files loaded by a program prior to the stopping of the hard drive will still work up until where the hard drive just stopped.
For example, let's say I'm watching video1 and I switch to video2. Half way through video2 the hard drive just stops. If I double-cli... Read more

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Hi there,

So following is the step by step explanation of what happened:

- Copied all my data from Laptop to Seagate HDD

- Re-installed a fresh copy of windows 7 Ultimate.

- Tried copying all the Data back to laptop, some data had no issues in copying but some was not copying.
Issue: I can not copy some data and Can not even open them for ex. I do see the video file but can not run it.
Error: When i try to open the file it says i need to have Administrator rights to run that file.

- What i have tried to fix it and failed:
1. Tried changing the permissions for all users and for the current user (The administrator) and they are set to full control.

2. Tried UNchecking the 'Encrypt contents to secure data' so as to remove encryption but it returns the same prompt 'you need to have administrator rights to change the encryption type

3. Googled for solutions but in vain. No valid or success answer on google and forums.
 

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Hey everyone, I'm Lolos and I have a question for everyone, hope u guys can help me. I recently brought a WD 1tb external harddrive about a month ago. I got it and hooked up it and it was working great. Two weeks ago my computer wouldn't reconigze it and my laptop would freeze. I restarted it and it would start and show the windows xp logo and then a black screen. Black screen would stay there and nothing would load. I went ahead and started my laptop in safe mode and my laptop sees my external harddrive and works just fine. I don't know whats going on, can you help me please.

Thanks
Lolos
 

A:WD External Harddrive Not Working

try to start windows without the drive...when windows boot successfully plug the drive in the usb port and check what happens.....scan ur laptop and desktop in case of a malware....
 

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Hello,

I'm having trouble with my external harddrive.

Just recently, I did a major clean up of my desktop computer, removing a lot of unnecessary programs and other junk software. I think I might have removed too much because now my external harddrive won't respond properly. When I turn it on, it either freezes the computer or fails to respond at all. I must have accidentally removed a driver or something important for interfacing with the drive properly.

Can anyone think of a program that would show up in "Add/Remove Programs" whose removal would affect communnication with external harddrives (Windows XP Pro)?

Other USB devices seem to work fine: our digital camera, my flash drive, iPod and other music devices, etc. - so I don't think it has anything to do with the USB drivers (they don't appear to be malfunctioning when I bring up the Device Manager list - but who knows - certainly not me ).

Another strange thing is that the external harddrive seemed to work fine for a short while after doing my major cleanup. I'm pretty sure I rebooted at least once since the cleanup and still found it to work fine (but my memory is not clear). Also, although now the symptoms of the problem are that either the computer freezes or it simply doesn't recognize that the harddrive is connected and turned on, it used to be that I could browse the contents of the harddrive up to a certain level in the folder hierarchy (that is, I could go as far as f:/... Read more

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I have a Freecom 400GB external harddrive. When I try plugging it into my new PC, it won't work, and when I check i its properties, it gives a code 43 error: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)".

This is weird, because it works on my 32 bit Windows 7 system with no problems, and it even works on an old laptop running XP that's not connected to the internet (so can't update drivers), yet still works.

My new PC is running on 64 bit windows 7. Could this be the problem? I have tried it in different USB ports, and the driver is up to date. All searchs on Google seem to be solved by updating the driver, but mine is up to date, so I'm not sure...

Thanks for your help

Sysinfo:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 325835 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 938330 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8P67 LE, Rev X.0X, 108824170000720
Antivirus: None

 

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Hi,

Everytime I connect my external USB harddrive it shows status 'failed' in the disk manager. I then have the possibillity to re-activate the disk. When I do that it works as normal. The data also remains.

What could be wrong with it?

I have tried a different harddrive case, but the problem remains.

Regards
TrueAnswer
 

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Greetings,
I have a seagate external harddrive that suddenly stopped working on my HP dv7 laptop.
It work on my desktop computer just fine. When I plug it into my laptop it says that its running fine, shows up in my device manager, allows me to eject it, but i cant get to it. It doesnt show up in my computer hard disk drives...
I dont have any yellow ! in my device manager, and I drivers is upto date and i uninstalled it and reinstalled but same problem. I also tried different USB ports. Also ran malwarbytes but still nothing.

Anything else I can try?

A:external harddrive roconnized but not working

I know very little about laptops but if you could complete this tutorial with your external drive plugged in it will help others help you.

By Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I have a LaCie 500gb external harddrive that I use to back up my laptop and store large files. It has its own power supply and connects to my computer by USB. The other day I plugged it into the power supply and noticed it wouldnt turn on and there was an electrical burning smell coming from the plug on the harddrive. Is it possible that it is just the plug damaged and my data is still ok? Can I remove the data from the harddrive somehow? Would it be worth trying to get someone to repair it or should I just buy a new one?

I don't know alot about this sort of thing and any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:External harddrive not working, burning smell, can I retrive my data or repair it?

Yes Ur Harddisk Is Damaged Nothing will be retrive from It
 

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I'm considering a new harddrive, but until I ran across an attractive offer for the 1.5TB, I had been thinking of the 1TB instead. The larger drive has the following specs:

Formatted Capacity : 1.5TB
Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size: 32MB
Spindle Speed: (RPM) 5900 RPM
Average Latency: 4.16 ms
Data Transfer Rate: Buffer to Host Up to 300MBps
Sustained Throughput: Up to 115MBps
Ports and Connectors: 7-pin Serial ATA Connector
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty

The thing that stands out in my eye is that the spindle speed is slow compared to the 1TB, which is 7200 RPM, but I think the warranty is a bit longer.

I recall recently reading an article posted in the forums news board that said that the 1 TB was the fastest drive in it's class, but the sustained throughput of this drive is slightly faster...I think.

The extra 500GBs would definitely be a plus, but would it really perform as well as the 1TB? Is there any other aspect to consider?

A:Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

that...is an odd RPM value for a HD

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Hi, I have a 500gb, harddrive wich doesn't start, it worked perfectly before, and now just suddenly it wont start at all. I'm not angry about it yet becuase I still have hope this can get fixed.

I pop the adapter in, nothing happens, plug the stuff to the computer, nothing happens. I got no clue what to do really. IF it can destroy the adapter if I put a ac adapter for a portable computer inte it while it was off, that can be it. OR if it got broken by safely lying in my bag. Just tell me how I can fix this, Please. I'm So thankful for anyone who can help me with this.

Seagate FreeAgent 500GB USB2.
 

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A while back I bought a Seagate 1TB harddrive, but until recently it was just stored away and not used.
Recently I wanted to expand a XP system I have containing a M4A79XTD Evo mboard, so I just popped in the 1TB. But, to my surprise, the harddrive showed up as only 32MB. So I went into Ubuntu(dualboot with XP) and format the drive, then restart. Back in XP it finally showed up as 939GB. Then I turned off the computer. When I turned it back on later, the drive was back at showing 32MB.

The only thing that worked was when I used ext2 on Ubuntu to format the drive. I wanted to do a clean OS install on the 1TB, but no OS under the sun wants to install, because it jumps back to showing 32MB. I can only store files with Ubuntu under ext2.

I've tried the drive in other computers, with various cables, external enclosures, etc.

So now my question is, do I have a nice looking paperweight, or do I miss something important?

PS: Seagate ST31000528AS
 

A:Problem with Seagate 1TB harddrive

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I have a seagate barracuda 500GB harddrive that I'm using as a secondary harddrive. My main boot drive with my os is a 150GB raptor. this drive works find, however I cannot detect my seagate. When I go into the BIOS, it looks like its detected there, but when I log into windows I can't see it. Thanks in advance for the help
 

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I noticed on these two drives they have a jumper pin on them
with jumper pin 1.5 g/sec
without jumper pin 3.0 g/sec

If my motherboard is compatible with the 3.0 g/sec transfer rate
can I pull the jumper out, or do the drives only operate at that speed in a raid configuration or is it even worth the hassle ?
 

A:Seagate 500 & 750 gig Harddrive queston

THat jumper is so that the faster Sata 2 (300Gb/s) drives will work on the older Sata (150Gb/s) sata controllers. If your controllers are Sata 2 then yo can remove the jumper and not worry about it.
 

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A couple weeks ago my USB External harddrive got unplugged and when i plugged it back in, it asked me to Format it. It game me a "2HC015KJ" Error code. Its 500GB but now appears as 2000GB. Ive tried to use Partiton Wizard 7, but when doing a quick scan for a couple days, it was only at 163608 sectors, and still at 0%.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71468 MB, Free - 24974 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YC523
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Before I purchase an SATA Interface Cable and power adaptor cable, is this project doable ? and will there be a SATA host adaptor when I open my PC up ?
 

A:adding Seagate SATA harddrive 1TB 32MB

Open it up and check. I doubt it on a computer that old.
 

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I'm running Windows Vista and I am trying to run a seagate external harddrive. The device manager says its working properly, the drivers are up to date, etc. but when I go into my computer it is not showing up. The harddrive is unformatted- I use it on both Macs and PCs.

A:External Harddrive "Working Properly" but not in browser

If the hard drive is unformatted, then it wouldn't show up in my computer. You need to format the hard drive. Right click my computer and go to manage. In the Management console go to disk management and format your hard drive. If you say you use it on both macs and pcs, then it is formatted and you can try to assign it a drive letter. If it's formatted for Mac, you'll need to install MacDrive or something similar to access the files.

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Gurus, Here is what I know so far, could use some help understanding if I'm using a hard drive that is no longer supported (brand new laptop and hdd) I have an X270 with PCIe SSDI added an M.2 SSD in the WWAN slot (confirmed with Lenovo support and parts department that this was supported for my configuration) This worked great in BIOS version 1.10, I had it setup with the M.2 SSD as my boot drive with Win10, and the secondary (stock) SSD as my Data/Storage drive. The other day I applied BIOS update version 1.11 for the X270.  The BIOS was applied successfully, and after restart, I get an error:"2102 Detection Error on storage device (M.2 SATA SSD)"   and won't boot into Windows (that's by boot drive) I was able to roll back to BIOS 1.10 and it again recognizes the M.2 SSD driveI applied the latest BIOS version 1.12, and I get the 2102 Detection Error.  Same with v1.11  Is it possible that BIOS 1.11 removes my ability to use M.2 WWAN Slot drives, or just certain ones?It seems like I can't upgrade my BIOS anymore, on a brand new laptop...  Thanks,Mike

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Hello,

My desktop computer's motherboard was fried in a tragic lightning accident, but the hard drive is intact. I would like to purchase an enclosure for the hard drive and use it as an external hard drive. I'm posting here because I'm worried about compatibility.

Here are the hard drive details:
Seagate, S/N 90Z7588X
ST 380215A
P/N 9CY011-305
Firmware 3.AAD
Date code 08257
Barracude 7200.10
80 Gbytes

Will that work with any of these enclosures:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817158012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173047
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Acom...sem/rpsm/oid/206486/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Thank you in advance for any help!
 

A:External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

Any 3.5" IDE compatible drive enclosure will do the trick. I use a ThermalTake enclosure myself (same as MadDog and CompUSAs no-name brand).

Courtney
 

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I realize one is just an enclosure and you provide the harddrive, and one is a true harddrive, but which is better and whats really the difference?
 

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How can I see what i have backed up? How can I delete some of the backups? Sorry, but i don't understand the manual. Any good info sources out there? thanks
 

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Hi, Ive been having problems with my external hd, whenever I try to put files on it i get an i/o error, how do i fix this?
 

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Why does my seagate 3tb external not show up for a long while and then get message saying "you need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it", and sometimes very rarely i can access the external and copy files at a very slow speed

The drive shows under disk drives but disk management does not load up.

A:Seagate external

Your Seagate 3 TB external drive is a GPT drive.

I shall straight away get into Data Recovery mode using Test Disk. You must have an empty formatted drive of adequate capacity connected to copy all data into it. If that drive does not have sufficient capacity then you have to select only the important files and copy those to it when we come to that ( and if we come to it . Yep, Data Recovery is a dirty job with results unpredictable,except in most simple cases.)

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of my guide here Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide

Download TestDisk Windows version 6.14 TestDisk Download - CGSecurity , extract it to your C drive. Right click on testdisk.exe in Testdisk-6.14 folder and run as administrator.

Ready to go?

First screen - No Log [ENTER]

Second Screen: You must be seeing three drives. Your system drive , your faulty drive and your destination drive to copy from your faulty drive.
( As a matter of fact you can go upto this stage without a destination drive connected just to make sure that your faulty drive is visible to TestDisk. If it is visible then close TestDisk by clicking on X on top right corner, connect your destination drive and start TestDisk all over again.)

Select your faulty drive , Proceed [ENTER]

Third Screen :Here you will select [EFI GPT] [ENTER]

Fourth Screen: Analyse [ENTER]

Fifth Screen: 1. If TestDisk is able to find the valid Partition Table, the partition/s will be indicated followed by the mess... Read more

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I just bought an external Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB External HDD and when I plug it into the USB 3.0 on my motherboard, it recognizes the device and the autoplay comes up. However, after about 2 seconds it disconnects and I cannot see the device. When I plug into any other USB 2.0 port, it works just fine but when I plug into my USB 3.0 port, it doesn't stay connected. I am not a newbie and I am not missing anything here. I have all the proper drivers, updated, etc. I have checked the cable but I do not have any more USB 3.0 devices to troubleshoot it with. Please help if I am missing anything here...

VVV Click the "My System Specs" link that this forum provides to see what I am working with.

A:Seagate 1 TB External HDD Trouble

Don't know if this will help or not but not too long ago I bought a 1TB freeagent goflex usb 2.0 with an extra esata cable. When using the esata cable I'd get a momentary autoplay dialog box and then nothing. The usb 2.0 cable worked fine. I contacted Seagate customer support, explained the problem, and they over-nighted me a new esata cable. Seems they had a run of defective cables where it attaches to the drive itself.

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My External HD won't show up in My Computer anymore.

It does not show in device manager or disk manager to even assign a letter path to it

I've Tried these steps and still no luck
- restarting computer
- refreshing content of my computer
- un plug and re plug
- device manager settings
- disk manager settings

in my device manager i see this under Disk Drives:
ST3320620AS ATA Device (working properly)

Disk manager errors -

Base System Device PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_12\4&B4D00C5&0&32F0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
PCI Simple Communications Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E24&SUBSYS_028A1028&REV_03\3&11583659&0&18 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Don't think either of these are it.
Can it just be dead? the green lights show its on and i believe is working
 

A:External Seagate HD won't be recognized

The green lights don't mean anything more than 5 volts is being supplied to the drive, but the drive can still be bad or corrupted... You must back up important data to non-volatile media like CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs, and not rely on mechanical devices like hard disk drives or even solid state media
 

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Every since I updated to Windows 8.1 my seagate external hdd has been randomly turning off and coming back on when I start to use it or open a program again, do you know what this could be maybe? Thanks.

A:Seagate external hdd problem

People have been reporting this sort of issue since upgrading a lot.

The only things you can try is making sure your power options don't have 'turn hard drive off' set to anything but 'never' and that the system properties for the drive don't allow it to be powered down , other than that there doesn't seem to be anything that helps.

Many people have checked these options and their external drives STILL power down after a period of non-use.

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Hi guys,

I am trying to move a file that is about 29 gigs on to an external HD that has about 90 gig worth of free space; however, it says there isnt enough room on the hd to move the file.

Why?
 

A:Seagate external HD problem

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Hello. I can't decide on an external hard drive to buy. I have a MacBook Pro.

I would like a firewire/usb drive. I'm thinking

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...ale=en-US&reqPage=Model&modelReqTab=TechSpecs

or

http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11062

(both 750GB drives. same price)

they're both firewire 400 not 800. I feel like that's not that big of a deal. i'll run some software off of the external hd,

your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 

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I have a 200 gig seagate external drive. I've been using it for about 2 years without any issues. Yesterday a friend of mine asked me to upload some songs onto his Zen micro, so I upgraded to media player 10 and uploaded the songs. Ever since then windows no longer sees the drive. I've followed the "trouble shooting" guide on seagates site to no effect. I even went and re-inistialized (my computer was due anyways) and it still doesn't show up. I got an error once or twice saying that the hardware had errors or something like that, not the usuall install thing when it doesn't have the drivers. I've gone through device manager and it doesn't show up, nor does it show up under the disk manager as a partitioned drive or an unpartitioned. If I plug it into my laptop it works just fine. I've tried every port on my PC and the same thing happens. But things like thumb drives, printers, and even my Ipod work just fine. It will even show up when I reboot and I get the drive postings in the bios of my PC. I'm running windows XP pro service pack 2. I've also tried booting in safe mode to see if device manager will find it there. No luck. The only thing I can find is under USB devices there is an unknown device that shows up as an installed item. If I uninstall it and scan for changes it automatically re-installs. I beleive this is the USB mass storage device item that they say will show up under there, but since I don't have a w... Read more

A:Seagate external HD issue

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Hi all

I have recently purchased a 2nd hand 750Gb External Hard drive.

I scanned it and rand file restore software to make sure it was totally clean. Then I formatted it too (you cant be too safe). Anyway, it worked long enough for me to put all of my family photos on and music, films work and other photos.

However now it has stopped working. When I plug it in it crashes the computer, and it does the same to the boot up whenever I plug it in. I have tried to use the safe remove hardware, and this is where it gets confusing.

The computer is recognising it in Device manager and the safe removal, but it wont let me safe remove (crashes) and it also wont let me populate the volume to see if that works (crashes again). Sending it off to be fixed isn't an option (my girlfriend would kill me......the photos you see......).

Is there anything I can try, I'm rapidly loosing hair at pulling it out.

Cheers Guys

This forum is great

Steve
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent External HDD

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I saved all my documents, music and photos from the school laptop (Mac) and now I need to use them on my home PC. The problem is when I connect my Seagate to the PC, I'm not getting the drive icon to select the things from the Seagate. What should I do?
 

A:Seagate external drive: from Mac to PC

Check Disk Management and see if the drive is visible. You may just need to assign a drive letter to it.
 

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Yesterday my Seagate 250 GB FreeAgent HDD was working fine. This morning I started to play music from a file in the HDD and it was all glitchy... like a scratched CD. This evening I plugged the drive into my usb port and nothing. My computer doesnt recognise it, I tried to find it in device manager and nothing. The light comes on the driver when i plug it into the usb but the computer doesnt make that "dun der" sound when I plug it in. I did the latest vista update and everything but to no avail. The usb port is working cos the computer recognises my ipod and camera fine. I am running a Toshiba Satelite A135 with Vista. Help please
 

A:Seagate External HDD Problems

had anything happened to the hdd inbetween this time? did you drop it or shake it?
 

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i had a 300 GB Seagate external HDD which was working fine until now.. have lots of important data on it.. was transferrin some files to a friend's pc today and worked totally fine... once it was done disconnected it using the safely remove hardware option and turned it off... then had to connect again to transfer some data but the hard disk never came on.. a removable disk was detected in xp but when i double clicked it got the error I/O device error... tried all sort of stuff with it.. removed the casing and again tried it using the usb connector alone.. the power cable is fine.. and the hard disk dint turn on.. earlier whenever power was given it used to have d normal hdd vibration and sounds.. now absolutely nothing.. except a small continuous ticking like from a clock.. tats it.. pls tel me wat the issue could be .. is the hdd dead or is it a problem with the external interfacing... i tried connecting it to 3 pcs wit same result.. pls help
 

A:problem with external seagate hdd

It may be the case or the drive. You'll need to connect the drive to a PC internally to test it and see if it works. You may need an adapter.
 

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