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Q: Seagate Drive Problems???

I purchased 2 Seagate ST32000641AS drives. These are 2TB drives giving 4TB all up.

They are S.M.A.R.T enabled drives and as such I installed monitoring software to check up on them from time to time . I am concerned that both of these drives are showing indication of failure already. Normally I just use 1 program to check but I have tried with 3 different ones and they all show the health of both drives, one at 40% and the other at 32%.

One drive is showing Surface Read Error Rate at 80% health and Controller Hardware ECC Recovered at 32. The other drive is showing Surface Read Error Rate at 67%, Surface Seek error rate at 51%, and Controller Hardware ECC Recovered at 40%.

Have I got reason to be worried as these drives are only about 3 to 4 months in use. It is not showing any physical problem except that it is the slowest part of my PC rating at only 5.9 on the Windows Experience Test.

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A: Seagate Drive Problems???

Download and run SeaTools, Seagate's diagnostic software. If that says there are major problems, I'd look into RMAing the drives. I've heard in the past that Seagates higher capacity drives have a higher fail rate.

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I recently purchased a Seagate IDE Tape Drive, STT20000. I only have 4 IDE slots, and they are all taken, plus I don't have any room for an IDE controller card, so I bought a IDE to USB external case that turns any IDE device to a USB external device. I installed the tape drive, Windows XP recognizes the new device, attepts to install drivers, but cannot find any. I tried to search the Internet for any correct drivers and could not find any. Other devices work via USB that are attached to the same USB hub, and I can put a tape in the unit and it rewinds it. No drive letter is assigned at all.

Any help is appreciated.


A:Problems with a Seagate IDE Tape Drive converted to a USB drive.

I suspect the tape drive will have problems being interfaced through the USB. I suggest you move one of the disks into the USB case and put the tape on the IDE controller in the machine.

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Hey guys. I have a 300 gig Seagate drive. Well its not been working for a few months.

I am 100% sure its nothing to do with the drive itself coz believe it or not, I haven't MOVED my drive from my desk since I bought it. I'm pretty sure there's some loose connection somewhere inside the drive as sometimes it does show up.

Well, I sent it to Seacare and after 2 weeks, they returned it. And guess what? I still wasn't working! Same problem.

The thing is, the drive doesn't show up on my Mac. I've tried every possible troubleshooting method without success.

I was thinking, what if I opened up the drive? I could just break open the plastic and see what connections were loose. Is it possible to do that, remove the metal drive from inside and connect it using new wires? I AM really desperate, so..

A:Seagate Drive problems!

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I was having troubles with Tapeware, the backup app that shipped with my drive (Seagate STT20000A), but I'm starting to think the problem might be the tape drive itself.

Under Windows 2000 Pro, I deleted the drive from Removable Storage>Physical Locations. When I reboot the drive is listed twice, both occurences with a fat red X through the icon. If I leave it as is and reboot again, there will be four instances of the drive under Removable Storage. Of course, none of them work.

Does anyone have suggestions? Possibly the drivers for the tape drive?


A:Problems with Seagate Tape Drive


Please let me have an e-mail address by PM.

I have a long e-mail from Seagate detailing issues with this drive.

I'll then send you this e-mail, plus the URL for my own web space where I have a 5 mb ( = 4 floppy disk ) driver file, plus the other two file mentioned below as a zip file.

The file is latest Seagate driver for the STT20000A TBU, I don't use it as XP runs it without any issues. The other two files are a hardware / firmware update and DOS test utility.



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I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go, external hard drive and it looks just like this.

It has over 200GB of artwork I need for my work and it isn't working on any of my 8 computers in the office.

When I plug it in (USB) it says "Device driver was not installed successfully, device unplugged"

Would this be the usb cord? or would this be something wrong with the hard drive itself?

Don't know exactly what you need, but here are the numbers on it.

The PN: 9KW2AL-502 1 TB

The SN: 2GE925LH

A:Seagate Hard Drive Problems!

Could be a cable or drive issue. As it doesn't appear that it's being recognized or installed properly, it could simply be a faulty enclosure. In which case you could remove the drive from the enclosure (*will VOID your warranty*) and connect it internally, via a USB adapter, or with another enclosure.

And you should have a BACKUP copy of all data that you don't want to lose. If it's important, more than one copy. Live and learn.

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I recently bought a second hand pc and have tried to instal my old HD as a slave.

The master HD is a Seagate ST320420A (20gb)
The slave is a Seagate ST380012A (80GB)

I have set the jumper settings on both as per the info on the seagate site (http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/ata/st320420a.html) but it doesn't seem to register in "My Computer" and when I go into the bios it says no slave is installed.

This is the first time I have had a go at upgrading/dealing with internal hardware so Im not 100% sure what Im doing is correct. e.g. Does the slave need to have a cable going into the 4 larger pins next to the jumpers?

Can someone talk me through it please as Im going nuts? Im obviously making some newbe mistake.


A:Problems Instaling Seagate Slave Drive

Yes both hard drives need A power cable and an IDE Ribbon/cable going in to them. If you have them attached to the same ribbon make sure the ribbon is in the IDE 0 slot on the MB. If you are using a separate ribbon for the slave then the slave jumper has to be set to master (which would be secondary master in the bios) and plugged into IDE 1 on the MB.

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Hello, Well... I first bought a Mesh Computer last year some time, And about 6 months ago it had a hard drive problem, So when i took it in to a computer shop they told me i needed a new hard drive, They replaced it with a SeaGate hard drive, I have been having alot of computer problems lately and i don't know what has caused it, At first when i turned my computer on it would freeze and just stop, i wouldn't be able to move the mouse or anything. I tried it about 2-3 times a day and after about 4-5 days it worked, It loaded up the user i clicked on (the only one on the comp) and then i got like a little yellow sign in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar. I put my mouse over it and it said somthing about files being corrupt and i should run chkdsk.

So i click on run and type the "cmd" command, And do chkdsk /f /r command and it asks me if i want to check it on next restart, I say yes and then when i restart my computer nothing happens.

I load everything back up again to find out the problem has only got worse, I click on the user and i get a message which says as following;

This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUSTHORITY\SYSTEM
Time Before Shutdown : 60 (It starts at 60 and counts down in seconds)

The system process
C:\windows\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code -1073741819. The system will now shut down and r... Read more

A:Seagate Hard Drive/Major Computer Problems help

After the message

C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>chkdsk c: /f /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
It should come up with the message that asks me if i wish to run the chkdsk at next restart but it doesn't it just freezes at that point.

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My system specs are below. My OS is Windows 2000 Pro, SP4. I'm trying to add a Seagate 200GB SATA drive to the system. It is to be a secondary drive, the IDE remains the boot drive for now.

My first problem is, I'm not sure which SATA connector to use. There's 4 - two are labelled Pri_SATA and Sec_SATA and use the Promise controller. The other two are SATA_1 and SATA_2 and use the Via southbridge controllers. I've tried PRI_SATA and SATA_1, currently it's on SATA_1:

I've installed Seagate's DiscWizard software. When I boot the computer, the BIOS does see the drive, but DiscWizard does not (doesn't show up in the list). However, I *can* see the drive in Windows Disk Management, but it has a "no" type icon (red with a white horizontal "minus") and the "Write Signature and Upgrade Disk Wizard" starts -something I've never seen before. I'm unable to do any management on the disc.

So, two questions: Why can Windows but not Seagate's software see the new drive, and should I go ahead and run the Wizard?

Any assistance appreciated. I badly need the drive to work, my "oh, it'll be big enough" 120GB HD is nearly full!

A:Solved: Problems installing Seagate SATA drive

I did a bit of research on the Wizard, decided to "take a chance" - only a chance because of my unfamiliarity, apparently - and was able to attach a signature (whatever that means) and format the disk. Currently moving data about, so my 120 can have room enuf to run. Oddly, Seagate DiscWizard *still* does not see it's drive, though it sees the IDE drive fine. Any idea why? I did get an appropriate manual after entering the model # of the drive, so I'm confused as to why it is so blind.

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Bought me a 320 GB Free Agent external drive by Seagate. Plugged it in to USB 2.0 port; works flawlessly. Problem is, when I shut down and reboot the computer, it seems to interrupt the boot up process, causing a black screen, and stopping the boot process right there. I made sure that it wasn't included in the boot devices in the BIOS, and this boot up problem happens only about 50% of the time. If I unplug the drive, it'll boot up fine almost 100% of the time. Any idea what could be happening here? I'm running XP home, with 1.5 G of memory, and two internal 80 GB HD's. I tried plugging this drive directly into the tower, and into a hub - same problem either way. (Actually seemed to occur more frequently when plugged directly into the tower.)

The site's tech support pages have no drivers to update (plug and play), and doesn't tackle this problem.

A:Seagate Free Agent Drive causing boot up problems

This is probably a BIOS issue. I have two systems here, (the two newest), that have the same issue. When I boot with a USB device attached, the BIOS gets confused about what device to boot, and there's nothing in the BIOS setup that will make it right.

Do what my doctor prescribes for issues like this: "If it hurts when you do that, don't do that".

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All the data is gone, you cant read or add to files on the seagate free agent drive. It says 83.4 GIG is in use and 65.6 GIG is free so the data is there it just wont read it.

It says it cant find, the files are there:

the error message is "Windows cannot find 'F\StartCeedo.exe. MAke sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Tio rearch for the file, lcikc the start button and click search"

Install FreeAgent Tools.exe

The following folders are empty and cannot be read or added to:

My Documents
User Manuals

what is wrong and how can I fix it? PLEASE HELP ME

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I have been having on going problems with a Seagate Free Agent go 500 GB external USB drive and pretty much any computer that it is attached to. This is the second drive that I have had after having the first one replaced I seem to be having the same or similar problems. Basically the drive was working fine and then it basically over night everything went wrong. When hooked up I cannot operate any software, remove the drive, check disk management or reboot the system. I cannot boot the system with the drive attached, it stalls. I cannot even safely remove the drive without forcing the computer to shut down with the power button, as soon as the drive is no longer attached all programs immediately respond like nothing ever happened. I have seen similar situations described on several different boards but no one seems to have any solutions. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Problems with Seagate Free Agent Go 500GB drive and Windows 7

Try a USB "Y" splitter where you pull the power for the drive off two USB ports rather than one and see if the problem continues.

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It is on a computer running XP SP3. Now, it shows up in ?My Computer? but with no statistics and I cannot open it. The drive does not show up in Windows Disk Management. I have gone thru the Seagate website's ?External Drive Trouble Shooter for WinDOWS xp/2000? as well as contacting Seagate Support with no success. I have tried Windows Format, DOS Format, Seatools for Windows, HD LFF Low Level Format, testdisk_win, and Disk Wizard with no success. The drive showed up but they all reported failure in testing and/or accessing the disk. Seatools for DOS sounds like it would do the trick but it didnotrecognizeeitherofmyexternaldrives, theotheroneofwhichisworking.Can anyone recommend a fix? Seems to me that it is a software problem, not a hardware problem, so there should be a software solution. I have very limited funds and can't afford to replace the drive right now. It is used as a backup drive so loss of the data on the drive is not an issue. I'll just run another backup when the drive is restored to health. My boot drive is not backed up on this drive, so that is not a problem.

A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?

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When I switched my Laptop on yesterday the nice Seagate Icon for my external backup hard drive had vanished but has been replaced by a dull looking generic Windows page icon ? This external backup drive is the K:\ drive on my system.

I surfed google yesterday trying to find some advice on how to restore what was a very attractive Icon ? . . but have been struggling to find any advice I could understand or thought I'd be able to follow ?

On a positive note, I have located the exact file for the disappeared icon on my laptop (its called SeagatePortable.ico) and I have copied it to my desktop temporarily, but, I have no idea how to re-apply this icon to my K:\ drive ?

Whilst surfing, I discovered a simple freeware program called "Drive Icon Changer" so I downloaded this program and tried to use it. It is very easy to use, but, try as I might, I cannot get this programme to interact with my K;\ drive ? . . so I've given up and uninstalled that programme, as, in this instance at least, it clearly does not do what it is supposed to be able to do.

I also saw some advice about going to a DOS prompt (I do not understand what this means or how to do it?) and deleting or editing something called the autorun.inf file - I suspect this type of action would be well beyond my understanding and I'd probably do more harm than good if I attempted to edit this sort of system file and got it wrong !

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A:How do I restore the Seagate Drive Icon for my External Backup Drive?

Also just spotted an obsolete thread on this site where someone suggested:-

"Un-install the driver while the external drive is connected and then rebooted and let windows reinstall - everything should go back to normal when Windows re-discovered the drive".

I don't know if this might cure my problem ? . . but unfortunately I do not know how to uninstall a driver ?

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After Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive 16G. (Verbatim)

I can't remove hardware device on Verbatim Flash drive to remove it.

Even after I close all the files, folders and programs in my computer.
It won't say "safe to remove device".

I have to switch off the computer to remove the flash drive.

Is this normal or what ?

If not what can be the problem ? I can fix ?

Is it safe to remove device even if I can't disable the usb flash drive ?
I closed all the files, fodlers and programs before I remove.


A:Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

The computer may still be saving data to the Flash. Or it is caught in ROM. If your certain the transfer is complete, you can pull the drive. You may want to do a Check Disk on the Flash Drive to make sure it is in good order.

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I'm having trouble getting Windows 7 x86 RC Build 7100 to recognize my Seagate 3.5" External Hard Drive 500GB (Model ST305004EXA101-RK). It is connected through a USB 2.0 port on my Asus K8V SE Motherboard - running an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (2.0 GHz) and 1 GB of RAM.

Currently, this hard drive when connected appears in Device and Printers as as "Device" named Desktop. Right Click -> Properties shows that it is a storage device.

Device Manager recognizes it as a Disk Drive and calls it a Seagate Desktop USB Device - no conflicts.

Under Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management the drive appears as Disk 1 - Basic and Online statuses. If I try and assign it a drive letter, I get the following "The operation failed to complete becasue the Disk Managment Console view is out of date. Please refresh the console view..."

Only one conflict exists in Device Manager - I have one Unknown Device under USB Controllers. When viewing that device, it gives me a Code 43 error.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.


A:Seagate external hard drive not accessible as a drive

Has it been initalized & formated?

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Seagate's website / the manual say the (this one: Desktop-Festplatte Expansion| Seagate) 5TB Expansion Drive is initialized in GPT (Expansion drives switching to GPT) but Windows 7 and dispart (http://i.imgur.com/1JxRAja.png) show it is initialized in MBR / not in GPT (the column under GPT is empty). The item to initialize in / convert to GPT is grayed out (I assume one have to remove the partition first to access that option): http://i.imgur.com/xeqkQmJ.png. And it looks like as if MiniToolPartizionWizard shows it was GPT as well: http://i.imgur.com/PsQfLY8.png

What could that mean? Is the display of Win / diskpart correct?

Is this message correct? DriveInfo shows: S.M.A.R.T. Drive Status: Drive is not OK! The device has detected a threshold exceeded condition! (http://i.imgur.com/5xfPSq9.png). What does that mean? A defect, a problem?
The entire report:

ChystalDisk shows this, does not appear to look that bad:

SeaTools shows this:

HDDscan shows:

What do those items marked with that yellow sign mean:

"Airflow temperature"
"HDA Temperatur"
A problem?

What does the display about "Health" mean, 90 %, 92 % (instead of 100 %) appear to mean the state of the drive is not the best (any... Read more

A:Seagate 5TB Expansion Drive not initialized in MBR or GPT? Drive OK?

everything is okay. delete the partition, initialize GPT. gute nacht.

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Ok so recently have upgraded to Windows & Ultimate on a Samsung HDD, and copied ALL necessary information that i needed to a Seagate HDD before the format. The Seagate was formatted on the XP install with NTFS, and data copied to it. Now after the install the primary(Samsung works fine), but the Seagate where all my information is does not come up in my computer. At start up, it does pick up both drives, and in Device manager it says( ST9120822AS SCSI Disk), and in Disk Manager, it does show, and is healthy and says something like backup partion/recovery partition or something to that effect, but there is no drive letter. When I right click on the drive the only thing that comes up is Help, no option to assign a drive letter. The Seagate drive capacity shows 111,9/120 Gigs, which means there is data there.

Now I did have the motherboard drivers but those didn't have anything for windows 7, as it came out later, and i did install them. I have recently downloaded the drivers and will install them when I get home. If the drivers aren't an issue what could it be?

A:Seagate Drive Not Available

Hello Vengeful and welcome to the Forum. You might see if this will work:Plug in the external hard drive
Open Device Manager
Expand the USB list
Find the USB device for your USB Hard Drive (in my case it was the one that had no description)
Right mouse click > Uninstall
Unplug external hard drive and restart computer
Plug external hard drive back in and let Windows 7 find/install the driver
See if external hard drive is recognized/works.
Another possibility:

1. Plug in the external USB hard drive
2. Right mouse click on Computer
3.Left click on Manage
4.Double click on Storage
5.Double click on Dick Management
6.Disk 0 is Hard Drive Partitions
Disk 1 will display the SIZE of the external device with no name
7. Right mouse click the BLUE BAR on Disk 1
8.Left click on Mark Partition as Active
9.Left click on Change Drive Letter and Paths
10.Right click the “Add” button - Right click OK
11. The external USB device should now have a drive letter

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i already tried connecting usb port nothing

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I bought a 1 TB barracuda seagate drive about 4-5 months ago. My wife recently alerted me to a warning windows 7 popped up saying that the drive was failing and I should back everything up on the drive (I haven't been home much lately, been sequestered away studying).

I use the drive for media (movies, pictures, music, etc) and have 3 other HD's on the computer (all maxtors). 1 running the OS, 1 I run games from and 1 that back up images and files too.

I ran a scan on the drive with windows (strangely seatools isn't detecting any of my maxtor drives or the seagate ones ) and it did not note anything wrong with it. So I downloaded HD tune pro (the trial) and took a look at the drive. Under Reallocated sector count it shows 30 bad, 30 as the minimum (before it sets of the alarm? I am not sure minimum what), and 36 as threshold (again not sure what threshold is for). The status is listed as 'failed' and it says 2882 damaged sectors that have been replaced. HD tune pro's advice is the drive is imminently going to fail.

I've had the displeasure of losing hard drives before. This drive isn't acting anything like a drive with hardware errors. It isn't sluggish. Files on it weren't corrupted. It wasn't making funny noises, etc So was thinking this might be some kind of logical error and not an actual hardware fault?

So I zerofilled the drive last night and ran a chkdsk /r on it today. The chkdsk shows 0 bad sectors. Howeve... Read more

A:Bad seagate drive? Need some help

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so i recently replaced my old harddrive with a 400 gb seagate hd because the old one broke down on me. but now i think my NEW hd is having problems too. it occasionally makes clicking noises, lags and/or freezes. what in the world is wrong?

A:problems with NEW seagate hd

Hi iambryan

Did you use Seagate Sea tools if not you can get them > Here

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I'm trying to access my 2t seagate hard drive on my lenovo ideapad windows 10, but it just comes up as an expansion desk in control panel. help!!

A:seagate hard drive

That does look strange. I assume that it's a used disk you've added since there's already a 270GB partition on it? HOWEVER, It doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it.

What exactly is it you want to do? Delete everything on it and create a single 2TB partition or what? Assign a drive letter to the existing partition so you can see what's on there?

There's a free partition tool you can use to do all kinds of partition work that Windows Disk Management can't do. You can find it HERE.

If all you want to do is to expand the existing partition, via WIndows DIsk Management, to use the available space on the disk? Then there's a guide on that HERE.

Just remember that if you delete the existing partition ALL data on it will be lost.

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I have a sea gate ext drive that is not recognised this happens every 3/4 weeks regular as clockwork
i have to uninstall and reinstall then all is good for another month any ideas why would be appreciated. This drive has been installed for 18 mths. Just started dipoing this 3 mtago

A:seagate ext drive that is not recognised

Have you tried anything else with that USB port? - or the USB plug itself? try cleaning both and getting a fresh driver.

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I've got Win XP, and bought an additional internal 350GB hd from Seagate. I've had absolutely no problems with it so far.

I woke up this morning, and my computer was acting uncharacteristically slow, so I rebooted. It took several times to reboot in order to get to the password screen, it would just take exceptionally long to go through the waiting screen, on safe mode, regular mode, etc.

I finally was able to get on, and I opened a folder which is a shortcut to my Seagate for music, but I got a pop up from Windows claiming "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Music.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again'

I've tried going into My Computer, the drive isn't there, nor does it appear when I right click, under manage...

There's been no physical trauma, movement, or anything to my tower. Could it possibly be a virus? I've used uTorrent for a while, but never had any issues with corrupt files (that I know of), and a full scan with AVG hasn't turned anything up.

Any thing I can do to get back my hard drive? I appreciate it :)

A:Seagate hard drive gone...

The slow boot times and the fact that the drive is no longer found by Windows, would seem to indicate the HDD has failed. If you disconnect the HDD, your boot times will return to normal. If it's still under warranty, you can have it replaced.

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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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I have been looking at getting a 1TB hard drive, the setup and reason on my computer I won't explain. However the brand I like the look of is Seagate. WD choose to go green, which is about the only feature they like to brag about. Nothing seems any better than Seagate with Hitachi.

So far I understand they have two models, which is why I looked up "ST31000340NS vs ST31000340AS" in google. The actual difference is small, being the NS having more restistance to shock because they might be used in trays of hard drives. Can you imagine getting read errors all because four of the other HDD's are creating problems to one other on the same tray? Oh and the amount of hours it is expected to have in it's life. I suppose I don't mind which model I choose out of the two as long as it is available, and is the cheaper one.

The main question I have to ask is why (from what I have noticed in NZ), is there usually a 1 year RTB warranty on this drive, when Seagate offer 5 years warranty which is a lot compared to other HDD companies? I can understand if they reduce 1 year on the drive, but I am missing a pretty big 4 years warranty. If I can't get that warrenty, how can I get that somewhere else?

A:Seagate 1TB drive warranty


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I have recently bought an external Hard disk by Seagate of 1tb. Now I have a desktop as my home which has the hard disk capacity of 500 GB. The problem has started is that the moment I plug in the External disc it fails to load and do not auto run either, where as any other Capacity hard disk freely loads and auto runs by uitself. I dont understand why. Now again I run the same Disk (1TB) to other system of less capacity storage it runs smooth without any flaws, please suggest


A:My 1TB Seagate drive not readable

Try to download/install/run seagate discwizard from http://www.seagate.com/as/en/support/downloads/discwizard or seagate seatools for diagnostics from http://www.seagate.com/as/en/support/downloads/seatools

entertain the possibility of a failing usb port.
try to use other usb ports on the back of the motherboard and not the usb ports located in the front panel of your (desktop) computer.

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Why won't my Acer Extensa laptop running Vista Home Prem. let me initialize a new SATA internal 320GB Seagate hard drive?It says device is not ready.When i hook it up to my XP laptop it initializes.

A:Seagate hard drive

are you doing it from the administrator account?

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I have a Seagate 320gb SATA Perpendicular Recording drive, and I'm fairly certain that it must be failing, the signs are as follows: Data Corruptions in certain files (not consistent areas), disk defrag will get to 96% and NEVER finish, when I bought the drive in november, it did a lot of clicking for a new drive.

Given these things, could the drive have faulty sectors, or be failing?

Thanks a lot!


A:Seagate Drive Failing?

seagate carries a 5 yr warranty.

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i get "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\D during a paging operation."

when i am copying files from / to USB drive - Seagate 500G Go drive. . .

the files always seem ok. . . hard drive doesn't show errors with chkdsk. . .

any ideas.



A:Seagate USB drive errors

do you always have it on the same usb port?

maybe the port is going bad or goofy. try it different ports and see if that fixes the issue.

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I have a 40GB Seagate I would like to use in a system and I can't seem to format it. It is an ST340810A. I have all the jumpers done correctly but whether I attach it via USB or IDE it is not recognized. I have used the Seagate disk wizard (which does find it and goes through all the steps but doesn't format it). I have tried hooking it on to the primary IDE cable as master and rebuilding via and old win 98 disk but it comes back and says it can't format it. I have tried to use manage storage via a right click off of my computer- it shows the disk but no info on it and along with the seagate wizard software says no sectors, etc. I have two st340810A disks and they both act the same. I have tried to put them in multiple computers with multiple OS's- to no avail. The disks are spinning up. I got them out of HP DE100c systems (linux systems). Any ideas on how I can get these working and formatted w Fat or NTFS?



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I have this Seagte 200 gig ext hard drive . So the trouble I am having is this....it doesnt seem to werk anymore. The drive apparently needs to be formated...and well I have all my music n movies n well other stuff backed up in there. My question is.. is there any way to salvage all the info that is in my hard drive without formatting it? Or is there no way around it...do i have to come to the utter conclusion that all my werk is lost? please someone let me know A.S.A.P
thank you.

A:Seagate ext. drive troubles

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This might be a silly question, but I have a Seagtate Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive 160GB that came out of my very old Dell desktop.

Is there any way this can be connected to my new desktop as an external drive?

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I have a 3g usb seagate expansion drive that is about 3 mths old. It has frequently disappeared from my computer. I would have to reboot and disconnect the power from the drive to get it to come back.

Is this a sign of a bad drive or just a glitch that some kind of a driver update will solve.

In the same system I have a 6g WD drive that works flawless.

A:seagate expansion drive

Hello again, Datman I have onlya few suggestions.
1. download and install the latest chipset drivers from your motherboards/manufacturers web site
2. Run Seagate's diagnostic tool, SeaTools.
3. See if tis tutorial will help. USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

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Seagate has confirmed plans to release a 3TB hard disk drive later this year. However, the 3TB drive will only be recognized by 64-bit operating systems, such as Windows 7, Vista and Linux.
"Not only that, but you may not even be able to see 2.1TB of a 3TB drive when using Windows XP," wrote Thinq's Ben Hardwidge

Read More: Seagate says 3TB drive requires 64-bit OS | TG Daily

A:Seagate says 3TB drive requires 64-bit OS

darn that is crazy...although would it work if the drive were partitioned into mutable logical drives?

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Ok i have a seagate harddrive its 80gb, the model: ST380012A. And heres my problem, the hard drive spins up and everything i go into the bios and its detected well at least it displays the model in bios. Now if i go to say a windows xp install disk it doesnt see the hard drive all together, if i boot up to win xp it will freeze up while loading xp. Any ideas

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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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Hi, I am buidling my own computer, and have just bought a 80GB Seagate SATA HDD, im having troubles booting, I installed the 1st part of wndows XP, it asked me to press F6 to install any RAID or SCSI devices, so i did that and installed the VIA RAID drivers, it found my HDD, partioned it for me then installed Windows on it, it restarted and now comes up with "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware config problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."
Can anyone help me?

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Ok everybody get your laughs out first. I clumsy and I knocked a cup of water over on to my floor yesterday no big deal right? Wrong my 500 GB external hard drive was sitting right next to where the water fell on the floor. And of course decided to go into the usb and power parts of the drive. I am not sure if it got into the actual drive but now my laptop will not recognize it. I keep getting it to turn on and then my laptop says its malfunctioned and I need to replace it but that means losing alot of data. Anyone have any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Seagate Freeagent Pro problems

If water got into the connections you need to unplug it and leave it unplugged untill the water is dried out. That doesnt mean that you dry it off with a towel or something like that. You will need to leave it dry for a while to ensure that the water you cant reach hs evaperated and dried before powering it back on. Steeing it infront of a small desk fan at room temperature may speed it up a bit. Remember water and energized electronics do not mix. Hopefully the drying out will correct your problem.

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I have a seagate 400Gb hard disk model ST3400832ACE. My problem is, my PC won't see it. It's been in my machine for ages. I was having problems with it loosing the boot sector so I did a backup and used my machine recovery cd to reformat it and re-load XP. All that worked fine, then I took the hard disk out and put it in my other pc as the secondary disk to copy the data files back on, but my other machine sees it as a 136Gb drive. When I put it back in the main machine (remembering to put the jumper back so its the master disk), the machine will no longer see it. When I go into setup it thinks it has no hard disk. I've tried to change it to manual setup but there is no information on the disk label as to cylinders, sectors and heads. I've looked on the Seagate web site and contacted their help desk but they don't have the information. Does anyone know what the settings are or any other way I can get my pc to see the disk.

A:Seagate disk problems

Sounds like the drive may be corrupted or even on way out. The only reason I can think of the other pc could not see more than 136 gb might be it is missing service pack 1 for XP or the bios needs an flash or update to address 48 LBA. You have a better chance on the second box because at least it sees the drive.

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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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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8145 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 832418 MB; D: Total - 152627 MB, Free - 93266 MB; G: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 679488 MB; I: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 892639 MB; M: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 115272 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, 990FX Extreme4
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
I have had a new motherboard and CPU fitted on my pc and since I cannot use my Seagate 1TB external hard drive It is permanently plugged into a USB plug. The message I get from the Device Manager is as follows _
Windows cannot start this hardware device because it's configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (Code 19)
I there any way I can replace the registry settings ( all the backup images are stored on my Seagate drive

A:Windows cannot start my Seagate 1 TB ext drive

Test the drive on another PC to ensure it's still functional. Try a different USB port. Also, ensure you have the latest motherboard (USB) drivers installed. ALL motherboard drivers should be manually installed. Do NOT rely on Windows update to install system drivers. Windows will often install generic drivers which will allow the hardware to function, but not the drivers needed to support all features/options.

I will also add, that as your hardware has changed, your old "backup images" are likely irrelevant (unless the replacements were exact model replacements) as the drivers will have changed.

I understand wanting to get the drive working, but as the PC is apparently working, you can (and should) make a new backup with the new hardware installed/configured.

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I have recently had a new desktop PC. Prior to that I had a laptop where Seagate external drive was permanently connected via a USB port. I was running Win7, using FF browser and WLM.
With the new pc if I leave Seagate connected I can't boot up - the screen stops at BIOS. Everything seems to be running properly as long as I don't keep the external hard drive connected until boot up is complete.
What can I do so that I don't have to keep disconnecting Seagate each time I shut down?

Hope someone can help and that the solution is an easy one. Thanks.

A:Seagate external hard drive

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I purchased a Seagate 1Tb external drive that came with "Seagate Dashboard" software to manage back-ups. What I would like to do is create 2 500Gb partitions and use my Acronis software to make mirror images of both my desktop and laptop. Is this do-able? Would it be advisable to delete the "Seagate Dashboard"?

Thanks for any advice.

A:Format Seagate external drive

Simply just plug it in and do a format. It took you longer to ask how to do this, than it would to have just plugged the drive in and right click on it after it loads in Windows Explorer, and choose "Format".

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Hello all,

I was running XP on my computer downloading stuff off utorrent and suddenly I got an error "Error: Torrent cannot continue due to I/O access error" and the HDD LED started blinking for long intervals (5 seconds bright red followed by 2 seconds of not glowing). Guessing something temporary, I rebooted my system and the windows on that HDD has not booted since. The LED glows for 5 secs with 2 secs off time. If I listen closely I can listen some sounds but cant say they're clunking noises.

My configuration is:
AMD Sempron 1.6 GHz
MSI K8M800 Mainboard
VIA 8237 Controller
1 GB Transcend DDR RAM, 400 MHz
HDD 1 : Seagate 236 GB SATA HDD 7200 RPM Barracuda

C: 36 GB containing Windows XP installation
D: 100 GB
E: 100 GB - Location for torrent downloads

(Please note that windows of this drive was active when error occurred)

Samsung 72 GB PATA HDD 7200 RPM

F: 6 GB containing Windows again... which I'm using as of now. Dual boot is not configured. I select which installation of windows to load by choosing the HDD boot priority.
G: 33 GB
H: 33 GB

I tried running SEATOOLS for DOS from a bootable CD on the Seagate drive.
Short Test : Failure occurred. Perform long test
Long Test : It displays some 48 billion LBAs and keeps finding errors as it scans. However, after running for 10-15 mins or so, barely finishing 100,000 LBAs (not even 1%) it displays the results mentioning the LBA number where errors were encountered and an option to repair them. Repair ... Read more

A:Seagate SATA Drive not booting

Your drive has failed. Seagate has a 5yr warranty so rma the drive back to them and they will send you a refurbished drive.

Can you recover data from the drive? Well it depends on how much money you want to spend. I would attempt to connect the drive to a working system and run data recovery software. If that fails, you can take the drive to a shop that does data recovery however that is NOT cheap. Where I live it starts @ $100 for a simple recovery with software and goes way up from there if they have to disassemble the drive.

As for backups, use acronis true image to image the drive and store the images on a server, external drive, etc.

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I have windows 7 home 64bit. I have Seagate NAS 110. every time i'm trying to connect to share drive/folders it keep telling me Logon failure: unknow user name or bad password. What is the Next Step that i can do.

A:Connecting to Network Drive NAS 110 SeaGate

Has this worked previously and now it doesn't ? i.e. you are using the same login and password as you used to but is now not giving you access ?

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