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Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

Q: Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

My Seagate Expansion drive is not being recognized on my laptop or any other computer that I have tried to put it on. It worked for a while

It is fairly new and I have about 500gb on it so far and I don't want to lose any of my data because most of it is my university files.

I don't know why this is happening and I also can't even change the drive letter, I really don't know much about computers but this forum seems to help people, hope someone can help me Please.
Thank you.

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A: Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

Hi furstyear, Welcome to SevenFoeums.( I missed it. )

Please go through this troubleshooter and check whether it helps. Seagate Technology

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The Seagate Backup Plus 4TB has all the files I recovered after I got hacked in July. I had made a backup of my primary SATA drive onto a WD Passport Ultra before doing a format of the hacked/infected drive. That WD Passport failed so I had to buy a new exteral drive to recover files to.
Recovery went well, but my desktop PSU died 2 days ago, so I've been using my laptop to organize the recovered files on the Seagate. All has been going well but late yesterday evening, after a restart - Seagate was not there anymore. I tried moving the power plug to two other places, no help. The laptop has 3 USB ports, and I tried plugging into all 3 - no go. It's not seen by Windows explorer, Dir Opus, Disk Manager, nowhere.
A while back on my Desktop PC I had to go into disk Manager and assign drive letters after I partitioned the Seagate. But now it's now even showing up there.
I remember a time when there was a place where you could go and tell Windows what drive letters could be used. Well the laptop has gotten all the way up to drive I by using flash drives and two esternal drives. That's the highest the drive letters have been on the laptop, so I'm hoping Windows just needs to be told that this drive exists.
I've had some rotten luck with hard drives, motherboards, PSUs, I could go on and on. But if this Seagate (2 months old) has failed, after me getting to the point where all I had left to do is organize the data...........
I swear I won't touch another computer!! I can only ho... Read more

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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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Hi guys...I am having a big problem..you guys have to sort it out and tell me the what can i do to solve the problem...

The problem is..

I have seagate expansion portable drive of 1tb..which worked fine for somedays....but now i am got stuck with that...bcoz when i connect my seagate drive to usb and green light goes on and a safely remove icon also coming but there is no drive in the my computer and disk management also...When i searched some forums i got the same problem is having by others and got there a statement regarding to check whether drive is spinning or not...after that i found my drive is not spinning and i thinking a way to make it spin and to get all data back to my lap....

And also i had checked with uvcview usb viewer [by microsoft] when i connected my drive it shows the drive and also some other descriptions which i dont know...

So you guys help me to make the drive works and to get my data back....thanks in advance for your help guys....
 

A:Seagate Expansion Portable Drive

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Hello
I have a 4TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion Drive which dosn't seem to be working.

On File Explorer on "This PC" the drive is recognised as E: Local Drive when previously it was recognised as E: Seagate Expansion Drive

Then I click on E: Local DriveThe PC will think about it for a very long time then the file Explorer will stop responding and eventually the screen goes black except for the mouse and will only start working again when I unplug the drive.

The Device Manager recognises as a Hard Drive as a Seagate Expansion Desk SCSI Disk device
The Disc Management recognises the drive as E: system Raw

The Drive was plugged into a Readynas 104 for a long time but it stopped being detected on there.
The drive was almost full

Thanks in advance
 

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we have one of these for the Smart TV - which works great for that, but I thought I would be able to take it to my computer and copy my photos onto it. I have plugged it into my computer but am unable to see it as a drive - any ideas why?
 

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I couldve sworn I posted this question over a month ago but I cant find it anywhere. Not surprising, I dont remember where I parked my car. I might have posted it to airheadsЯus.com for all I know. I have several Seagate 3TB STBV3000100 Desktop Expansion drives. I realize this question might be better suited for the Seagate support forums but I get this weird message when i try to login:

Login Error, your attempt using single sign on with an identity provider certificate has failed. Please contact your salesforce.com administrator for more information.

I have absolutely no idea what any of that could possibly mean. But that is neither here or there.* Its just that I am becoming desperate and Im hoping the huge wealth of knowledge here in sevenforums might offer some assistance. The drive has been working fine for over a year (just a little longer than the warranty of course). Suddenly it disappears from the drives listed in Win 7 Pro. I have tried switching out the data and power cables and USB ports and tried this on different Win 7 computers. When it powers on the blue activity light comes on as it should and I can hear it spin up Within a couple of minutes, the light goes off and it spins down. During this period Win 7 does not see it at all. Both the data and power ports seems physically stable from what I can tell from simple observation. I have not taken it apart (yet). If anyone could offer any suggestions on what my next step should be I would be extremely ap... Read more

A:3TB Seagate Expansion drive does disappearing act

Has the data on there been backed up? And after its disconnected and plugged back in does it turn back on but then off again

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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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I have a perplexing problem. I have a Seagate 2TB external drive that when I plug it into my USB3 port it appears in Explorer and sometimes I can even navigate through some of its folders. However after 2-5 minutes it just disappears and a message comes up "USB Not recognized".
When I insert it into a USB2 port I cannot see anything. Whilst it is visible I can see it in my Disk Management but as soon as it disconnects itself this disappears. I have tried to format it but it does not stay connected for long enough!
I am running Windows 10. The same problem seems to also occur on a windows 8 machine.

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I have a 320GB Seagate Expansion Drive which worked fine for several months, but in the last week or so the only way I could get it to register on my computer was to push the USB plug into the port on the unit very firmly. This sometimes caused the drive to work for a while, but then later ceased to work when I let go. So, I decided to tape it place very tightly. Wrong move! The whole USB port came loose from the mother board! Is it possible to have this fixed? I have a lot of stuff on the drive I don't want to lose!!!
 

A:USB port loose from Seagate Expansion Drive

I'm not entirely clear on what you are describing. Are you calling an external hard drive and "expansion drive" or is the "expansion drive" a drive physically mounted in a chassis? An external hard drive doesn't have a motherboard.

If the USB port came loose on an external drive enclosure adapter you could remove the drive from the present enclosure and install it in a new enclosure if the external drive is an IDE drive or a standard SATA drive.

Posting a picture may help decipher exactly what you are describing.
 

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I got my new Seagate 2 TB Expansion Drive and made the first image of my new laptop (running Win 10 anniversary build) using Macrium Reflect. All went well, and I closed Macrium, then attempted to eject the external drive from the notification area. I consistently got an error message saying the drive could not be ejected and until the program using it was closed. Task Manager confirmed no application was running. Device Manager could not remove the drive, either. Shutting down the computer and then removing the drive was no problem, but surely this shouldn't be necessary. Any advice would be welcome!

A:Cannot safely eject Seagate usb Expansion Drive

Welcome to the forum anything that's connected to the drive can do this explorer or even word that may have file history open

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Hi, I'm new to the forum so please bear with me!

So I've been using my external hard drive for over a year to store music and photos; it has a 500GB capacity.

But recently when I've plugged my hard drive in it's not showing under my computer, or if it does show it wont open and I keep getting an error message. Is there any other way I can go about searching for it on my laptop?

I don't know if it's my laptop or my hard drive that has the problem, and really need some help please!
(The only other laptop I have available is a Mac, which i cannot use to open the hard drive unless I format it, which means losing my data so i really don't want to do that)
EDIT: i've followed the troubleshooting on the seagate website, and discovered that my hard drive partition is RAW.. is there a way i can change this?

A:problem with Seagate Expansion Drive not recognised

Run Partition Wizard free's - Partition Recovery Wizard with a Quick Scan, then take a screenshot of the results and post here, quit/exit out of wizard and remove your external until further instructions from an expert.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi,

Can anyone help? I brought a seagate Expansion Drive less than a month ago to store all my music and pictures on. It worked fine until a few days ago when it started clicking and now under my computer it is showing as a local disk.

I'm not great with computers and have no idea what to do! I have tried running sea tools from the sea gate web site and all the tests come back fine! However, I still can't get the expansion drive to work or let me access any of my music etc. I just want to get my music back!!!!

Can anyone help???
 

A:SEAGATE 1.5TB expansion drive showing as local Disk

P.S. I'm running on windows vista service pack 2
 

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Have joined to see if i can get some assistance, noticed others have done this with success.

I have a seagate 1TB expansion Hard Drive which was firstly coming up with I/O error and now the computer doesnt even register that its connected dispite connection noises from the drive itself on usb connection.

I have read through various topics and forums and carried out a number of the checks and processes to run through but still without success.

I have tried this on other laptops and issue is exactly the same. I have another Buffulo expansion drive which is working fine in all USB ports. The system is windows Vista and upgraded to service pack 2. I have cleaned up existing USB drivers on system also.

When disk management is opened the system doesnt read the drive is connected. There is no excessive noises coming from drive but lights on and small amount of heat is given off.

Needing help as i use drive to back up important photos and files dont want them lost. Can anyone help please?
 

A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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Hi there.

For the past week I have been retrieving 2 TB of movies from my Seagate 3TB Expansion Desk drive (USB 3). It started acting funny after my room mate accidentally flipped the main power circuit for my bedroom while I was in the middle of a transfer. Oddly enough, I was in the middle of retrieving videos from a 6+ year old Verbatim 500 GB which had an ongoing power circuit issue when he flipped the switch. I was salvaging those videos to this 3TB drive at that moment. He killed that Verbatim dead to rights with the surge, and I believe it caused the issues on this Seagate 3TB.

I can still transfer data to and from the Seagate anywhere from 35-90 MB/s depending on if the other drive is a USB 3 as well. But it just will not play many movies, and HD particularly bad. I mainly use Kodi (XBMC), but have tried VLC and MPC. All fail at the same points or close in the different players. I assumed corrupt files but when I copy them to other drives then play them they work .

So, I ran chkdsk I: /f /r . It ran thru quickly saying no issues. Every indicator has shown the drive as healthy. I ran the zero out option with a format in Partition Wizard. Didn't help. Frustrated last night I decided to run chkdsk I: /r one last time. It hung at 10%, and thinking maybe its doing something, I left it, but it was going for nearly 24 hours. I finally cancelled the chkdsk and ran a surface test with Partition Wizard and now after an hour or so, I am getting some bad blocks a... Read more

A:Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3TB w/ bad blocks/sectors

You can try downloading: /62506/CrystalDiskInfo6_3_2.zip
then unzip it and run to check if your HD is in good health then we can go from there.

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Ok, something weird is going wrong with a seagate drive I bought for my girlfriend. Its working perfectly fine on my computer, and it did initially show up on her laptop too. However, her laptop froze up completely and it had to be shut down via the button while it was plugged into the laptop. Now it doesnt turn up in My Computer, but only on her computer. Its present under devices, but nowhere else. Any help would be greatly appreciated and Id be happy to give any more details anyone might need to help me out. Thanks in advance.
 

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Try this How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers
 

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Howdy,

I bought a new computer with Win7 about a month ago which came with a 1TB Seagate hard drive installed so I decided to replace my previous 250 GB Aulartek External with a 1TB Seagate External Drive.

Well ... to make a long story short I tried installing the new Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive a few hours ago but up to this point I can't get the computer to recognize it.

However, there is a 'green light' visible on the end of the new Seagate External that is lit up and if I click on the 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' button on the taskbar it does show something called 'Eject Desktop' under 'Open Devices and Printers'.

I tried going to the Seagate Community Forum but got even more confused than when I started trying to troubleshoot my problem with not being able to see it listed under 'Computer'.

My old Aulartek External had an 'on and off switch' and this new Seagate doesn't have one unless I just can't find it.

I have both the USB and A/C Power supply plugged in.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:New Seagate Expansion External Drive not showing up in 'My Computer'

Try right clicking on computer in the start menu, and select manage. In the window that opens after giving admin approval, selece disk management in the left column. It should show every hard drive connected to your computer. In the lower portion of the window, look for your Seagate, right click it and select change drive letter or path, in the next window click add and choosed a drive letter. Click OK. after the drive letter is assigned, you will be able to see the drive in explorer.

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Hi to all

Seagate Model: SRD00F2
Win 7 home prem... 64bit

I have had this external for over a year and it just recently started to respond very slow.

My aim is to save all the media files before this drive dies out or even solve the problem. Maybe it wont die out yet but never know what may happen. I have an older external and that still works.
When i plug the usb into laptop and other pcs, the drive used to appear quickly but now what happens is it appears in device manager/disk drives first but does not appear in my computer window. It takes a long while for the drive icon to appear. It normally shows also in disk management before it shows up in my computer window.
Next step is when its finally showing... when i go into the external it takes a long while again to enter the drive. The address bar turns green from left to right but moving very slowly as the external tries to open each folder.

I dont want to format or lose any data, its the first time i came across this problem. I brought a new usb cable and that did not solve the matter.

When it loads the files and folders, im trying to copy all the files to desktop to save everything. But the transfer speed is like below 10kb. Its very slow. The fastest its been is just over 1MB.

Another tip is when i plug in the cable.. the blue light turns on and the drive starts spinning and can hear the sound. I thought the drive seemed ok but maybe the proffesional guys on here will have a better understanding on how to... Read more

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Is my external dying? It takes a long time for windows to recognise it in my computer. Its starting to not show up in disk drives and disk management.

If it shows up its after a long time.

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Hey, wondering if someone can help

Bought my new external hard drive and put a load of my files onto it with no problem at all, but today, on the second time of using it, I plugged it in and it seems to be working because the green light is on and the icon to eject is there, but its not showing in My Computer.

I've seen people saying about the Disk Management and changing the name or path.... so when I open up that window, the disk is not named, when I right click on it, everything is greyed out apart from Help and Delete Volume options.

I've tried uninstalling the drive under the Device Manager and re-installing it again. but that doesn't work either.

I have tried this on my 2 laptops, PB and HP, and it is exactly the same on both. Both run windows 7 64-bit.

Hope Someone is able to help me out a bit, Thanks Lynne.

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This may help....

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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:
http://i.imgur.com/rySWvIt.png
http://i.imgur.com/qyquxVB.png
http://i.imgur.com/R5bx0s2.png

ChystalDisk shows this, does not appear to look that bad:
http://i.imgur.com/v7TYPhZ.png
and
http://i.imgur.com/z1exc22.png

SeaTools shows this:
http://i.imgur.com/0ulGbCQ.png

HDDscan shows:
http://i.imgur.com/8hlD3pN.png
and
http://i.imgur.com/UMRP2GM.png

What do those items marked with that yellow sign mean:

"Airflow temperature"
and
"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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The patient: A new-to-me 2760p with slice battery.  Win 7x64 Pro, a fresh install by seller including HP drivers, and the BIOS looks fresh (2015). System works great, and runs a DVD in a standalone USB box just fine. I then purchased a like-new expansion base (the newer version with e-sata and DisplayPort ports on back). Docking appears to work, with power/charging and USB port functions routed through the dock working fine. Latching is secure, all the right lamps illuminate, etc. Problem: the Elitebook will not recognize or play the integral DVD drive in the expansion base. A disk placed in the drive will spin up brefly (the drive's LED lights ~5-10 sec only). No sign of the device being detected in Win7. Ironically, once or twice it somehow played a little, enough to bring up VLC Player. But 99% of the time, no detection, no play. Troubleshooting to date: Lots of reboots and redocking. Removing the slice battery from being sandwiched between the base and the Elitebook had no effect. I then pulled the DVD drive out of the base (via the screw under the rubber bumper in the middle of the base). Contrary to HP's expasion base specs & documentation, it is not a PATA but a slimline-SATA drive (ultra thin 9.5 mm). I then bought a dedicated slimeline SATA-to-USB adapter cable ($5 on ebay) ... on it the pulled DVD drive works fine, both on the Elitebook and another laptop! So it's not the drive itself. I then surfed through the setup/BIOS settings a... Read more

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My computer does not recognize my Seagate external hard drive. What can I do? If you need anymore info let me know. Thanks in advance.

I've checked their website and tried to follow their diagnostic device, but it didn't help.
 

A:Seagate Ext. Hard drive not recognized.

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Hello,
When attempting to back up files to my new external drive, the drive was not recognized by my computer. After reading other threads, I was able to assign a drive letter via disk management and run a backup. My question is, do I need to go thru this exercise EVERY time I plug in the external drive via the USB? Is there a way to make the drive map permanent? I had to do this again today to see the external drive with a drive letter via Start menu /Computer

A:Seagate 2TB external drive not recognized

When you buy a brand new drive from the shelf, there is no partition or partition letter on the drive. That you have to assign once and it will be good for the life of the drive (unless you change it later).

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ok...first thanks in advance for your attention to this. I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite P305 connect to Seagate Go Flex thru USB port - the drive is recognized on another lap top so it works - the port on this computer recognized a portable usb so it works along with an OLDER seagate external - when I pull up the computer panel the Seagate is not showing up under disk management but IS showing up under other devices. I have spent hours and hours on this - someone at Toshiba said something about changing Bios settings but I am very gun shy on doing that especially since I use this computer for my job and if I mess it up I am out....if you get me....so what the heck?? I have searched A MILLION forums and been on with both Toshiba and Seagate for hours - hats off to anyone that knows a simple solution to this - thanks
 

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Can not view my external usb hard drive. I have another usb drive installed without issue. The invisible drive appears to be "dead". Check with Voltage Meter and the power supply for the drive is working. Is there any way to recover the data? Luckily I have the data backed up on another drive.
 

A:Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Does the drive show up in computer management? Go to start>Computer>(Right click)>Manage?
 

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I bought a Seagate Freeagent 250g external hard drive about 4 years ago and have not any problems with it since. Recently however, after an especially rough moving trip, my computer no longer recognizes the external drive. The power light on the external drive does not turn on either. Everything else I plug in works, so I know it cannot be the computer. I have tried using different cables, trying it on other people's computers and nothing works. In fact, whenever I plug in the external drive, the entire computer slows down significantly and then gets notically faster when I disconnect the sick external drive. Do these descriptions of the problem sound like anything anyone out there has ever come across? Please forward some info if you can. I would really hate to lose all the sentimental files I have in there. Thank you.
 

A:Seagate Freeagent external drive not recognized.

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Hello, I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive that I have used frequently in the past to backup and store data. My laptop (Win7) is not recognizing it when I plug it in now. I have been through Disk Management and Device Management, but haven't figured out what's wrong yet. The computer does make a small sound both when I plug in the USB cable and when I remove it, but I cannot find any access to the drive. I may have removed some files that the Seagate drive came with inadvertently when removing some data. I've been to Seagate's support site, and was able to install the "Seagate Manager", which also now does not recognize that a Seagate drive is plugged in. Any ideas on how to get this drive to come up?
 

A:Seagate FreeAgent Go external drive not recognized

Did you fully check in the bottom-right panel of Disk Management to see if a ribbon for the external drive is shown there ? (it will have no letter and no model name and may also be labelled as "Raw").

Check again and if it's there, right-click it and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths".
Then click "New", choose a letter and click 'OK'.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a Seagate ST320430A 20.4 GB ultra ata drive that will spin up but is not being recognized in either of two systems. The drive came out of a pc that was dying and I just rebuilt. I thought I had copied all the files I needed off of this drive. But now have figured out that of all the things for me to forget.... I didn't get the outlook.pst file. UGGG!!!

I've called a couple of local computer shops. The conscensus is that if it spins up but isn't recognized then the controller card on the drive is probably bad. If that is the case I'm being told that there's no hope.

1. Is it true that there's no hope if the controller card is bad?

2. What are the chances of me taking this apart and replacing the controller card from an identical drive?

3. I think I've set all the jumpers correctly for the drive. I can't remember if jumpers will prevent it from being recognized in the bios. I think I've tried all of the options though...

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Seagate drive not recognized in bios

yes when the controller card on a hard drive goes dead then its usually comes to a dead end, personally i have never tried to rip it open and try to replace the controller card, something you could try and do if you wanted to try it, but wouldnt get your hopes up. as far as the jumpers go it doesnt matter where you put it on the hard drive it would show up in the system somewhere you would just have some conflicts going on that would let you know that you need to redo your settings on your drives.
 

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Hi. I'm running XP, SP2. Windows was installed on a 160g Maxtor drive, and I also had a 300g Seagate drive (ST3300620A). I had Norton System Works (2007) with Antivirus and GoBack running. I wanted to run a full system virus scan, so I ran Live Update. After Live Update finished, it advised me to restart the machine. I attempted to restart the machine, and it seemed to hang up, so I hit the "interrupt" button. After that, Windows would not start, not even in safe mode. I reinstalled Windows, and everything seems to run normal, but the Seagate drive does not show up in "My Computer" and I cannot access it in a command window. The device manager sees it and says it is working properly. How can I regain access to it?

A:[SOLVED] Seagate 300g drive not recognized

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Can you see it in Disk Management?

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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My Seagate 500Gb external drive is no longer recognized, its an unknown device-how to replace the small circuit board inside the external hard drives casing, which connects the psu and 27 pin (sata?) cable to the hdd? I think the board is the cause for the device not being recognized. The drive has stopped functioning, although it whirrs and its light comes on every single time I connect it to the pc. The drive and its content do not show..in devices I have an unrecognized device, and many usb devices that shouldnt be there. I found out that moving the usb cable gently at the hdd connectors end has helped show the drives content in the past, but now its not working or showing anything at all, so I think the circuit board inside the casing (that connects the hdd to the usb and power supply) may have been the problem from the start. The drive connects with a standard psu and 27 pin connector, which I think is sata.

My external hdd looks like it has a smaller version of the connection within the blue circle here (this is what the circuit board connects to), but everything else in this shot is missing (since this pic is from an internal I found off the net, not my external):

As seagate are unlikely to send me a new replacement circuit board for the external so that the hdd might function once more, I am wondering if its possible to make the hdd work on any desktop as an internal hdd? I know I can get 27 pin to usb cables, but that still leaves me needing to provide power to... Read more

A:Seagate Maxtor external drive 'not recognized'-how to use as internal hdd?

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I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external hard drive that works fine on my previous Windows XP computer (I know, very old) but is not recognized at all on my less-than-a-year old Toshiba laptop (S55-C5274) running Windows 10. I have been through support with Seagate, Microsoft, and Toshiba, with each of them point the finger at the other with no resolution. According to Seagate, the drive is compatible with Windows 10 and should work.
Unlike other users' problems I've read, my Windows 10 PC does not recognize the external hard drive anywhere - no sound recognizing something is there when plugging in, nothing in This PC/My Computer, and nothing shows in Disk Management or Device Manager. So unlike many others, I am unable to just do a partitioning to assign a letter via Disk Management - the computer doesn't even recognize it's there. The Seagate drive, however, does light up when plugged into the Windows 10 computer, and as I mentioned, still works perfectly on the Windows XP machine, where it is accessible via My Computer.
I have tested every USB port on the Windows 10 machine, and all work fine with other drives and peripherals, so it's not a hardware issue. Also, I have moved all my data from the Seagate drive onto a 2nd external drive, so losing data is not an issue. I even reformatted the Seagate drive (NTFS) via the Windows XP machine, but that did not change anything. Also, I have never used the Seagate software to manage the drive (which is not compatible with Wi... Read more

A:2TB Seagate drive not recognized Windows 10 (no Disk Management)

my first suggestion to you is the test that our disk drive in another PC and see if it recognizes it

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I have a SeaGate external drive and for some reason my computer will not recognize it. It makes the noise that it knows something has been plugged in, but I never get the icon in the tray and I never get a drive letter. I've tried plugging it into another computer and it works fine there. That computer recognized it and all of my files are still on the drive. I can plug an iPod in and it recognizes that just fine. Can someone please help me??
 

A:Solved: SeaGate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

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My Seagate 1tb external hd is not recognized by the usb 3 ports,  the usb 2 port works fine.  Had the same problem with the same drive on my ASUS q302la and was advised by ASUS to disable legacy usb support in the bios and that worked, but there is no similar bios switch in the Starwars bios.

A:Seagate external hard drive not recognized by usb 3 port.

Hello @jerryemery, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I read your post about the USB port issue, and wanted to assist you! Try reviewing the following resource, and let me know if it helps:USB 3.0 External Hard Drive not recognized in Windows 8.1/10(Not an HP supported Web site). Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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The drive was running fine for about 15 mins but since my laptop was on battery and i had steeped away i did not realize that the battery ran out . post that since i have connected it back the laptop does not read the drive. I have tried checking it with my desktop and 2 other laptops but the result is the same. also tried changing the USB Cable but this also has not worked. it does not show up in my disk management tab or under my "my Computer". Please advise.
 

A:External Hard Drive seagate (freeagent Desk) stopped being recognized

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Yesterday my USB drive (Seagate Expansion Desktop 2TB) failed in a strange way. Let me describe the symptoms:

- When I power on the laptop with the disk attached, the boot process (or rather POST) is very long. The drive always spins up, but in this case I only get a blinking light. Nothing happens. No access to the drive whatsoever.

- When I attach the drive to my already running laptop, the disk spins up, make a strange noise that is identical to removing the power from the disc, then it spins down, and the process repeats itself like 10 times. When the disk is fully spinning, the drive is showing in My Computer and Disk Management, but because it makes that power-lost sound it Iimmediately disappears, and the process repeats itself.

I tried plugging it to my netbook - drive spins fine, no "reset", but I can't install the driver. It properly discovers the name of the drive, but driver installation always fails.

I opened it and plugged it the USB to SATA card from the other disk. It runs good, no "restarts", but because those two discs use different USB connectors I can't see if it's working in Windows.

Any suggestions? Is this failure fatal? Can I recover the data from this drive?

I don't have any proper SATA motherboard, so I can't connect the disk directly to check if it's working.

Thanks for any tips.
 

A:Seagate Expansion Desktop strange failure

Nothing strange there and that behavior is pretty common; external drives fail all the time and fail in various ways.

Best way to determine if its the hard drive or just the enclosure is to take it apart and try the drive by itself either by plugging it directly into a computer or with the use of a SATA to USB adapter. If you do not have access to either one you will need to find a friend who does or take it to local computer repair shop. It's impossible to say if the data can be recovered easily until you determine where the failure is. Even if the actual hard drive has failed there's always data recovery companies that can do it in most cases but that'll cost you.
 

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please help me.. I bought my external hard drive for about 8 month now.. it use 2.0 usb and i'm afraid i cannot recover my files inside it.

A:My 1Tb Seagate expansion portable cannot be detected by any computer

Ameq, Welcome to SevenForums. Sorry you're having issue with you external drive. When you connect the drive to your computer have you gone into Disk Management to see if the disk was showing up there? Does this drive require an external wall wart type power source or possibly need to have dual usb ports to power it?

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It's an external hard drive 1Tb and goes with a separate cord power adapter. Here is how i'm using it : I keep the USB port plugged in, when i use it i plug in the adapter to power it up, when i'm done I unplug the cord power adapter only. I use it once a week or 2 weeks, only for backup and store data. Is that good or I should plug the cord power in all the time ? THanks GUys
 

A:Solved: SHould i plug my Seagate 1TB expansion in all the time ?

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About 3 months ago i purchased seagate 3TB expansion USB 3.0 external hard drive.
all worked well apart from windows 7 not being able to see that hard drive to do a back up which at this stage im not Concerned with this issue.

Now i have a 250Gb SSD with the same OS installed, now i plug in the external hard drive into a usb 3 slot & windows 7 shows there is a seagate external hard drive connected as "H drive" but will not read it.according to windows 7 the driver is working properly. i have uninstalled the usb driver & reinstalled with no luck, i have also tried to open up my computer management but it just freezes whilst i have the external hard drive pluged in. i have also plug the external hard drive into all available usb slots with the same issue.

Now i took the extnernal hard drive into work & pluged it into a windows XP works great, so im now 100% sure there is no problem with the external drive. i have also downloaded all the seagate tools for the hard drive & whilst the drive is plug into the computer the programs just freeze.

i have done extenive research online to try & find a solution to this & cant find anyone with the same problem. except one on the seagates forum & the seagate responed with its a windows 7 problem. i will post that link if needed.

i will upload some SS when i get home from work.

A:seagate 3tb expansion with windows 7 dont work

seems like other folks have run into this issue also: Seagate Expansion 3TB not useable for Windows 7 Ba... - Seagate Community Forums

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Hello

I have a problem with my seagate 2tb external hard drive.
when i connect the usb, i can hear it whizzing and the light flashes, but nothing comes up on the computer.

i have tried changing cables and adapters with no luck.
ive tried changing usb ports with no luck

ive tried going into disk management and it doesnt show up there either.

ive also downloaded the sea tools after googling the problem but nothing shows up there.

i recently transfered everything from a computer i sold over to the hard drive. i wanted to transfer it over to a second backup hard drive today but with no luck.

on he last use of the hard drive i did disconnect with the remove hardware safely option.



anyone give any suggestions please...

A:2TB Seagate Expansion light flashing but not recognised

1. Does the computer read other USB drives or is it only this drive a problem?

2. Did you try connecting this expansion drive to another working computer?

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I took my 3Tb out of it's external case and put it into my computer and it didn't show up so I put it back and it looked like my data was gone!

I tried a couple programs to get it back because they said the drive was empty or something.

I gave up and now I'm trying to get everything back again but the drive won't show up in windows 8 but my other one days and I'm using the same cords and everything.

It also boots up.

A:Seagate Expansion 3TB data recovery / not showing up anymore.

It looks like taking it out of the case makes it show up in diskaprt.exe now and I'm trying to recover the files with segate recovery

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I recently upgraded to windows 10. I purchased a 5TB Seagate External to back up my computer, and Windows is telling me there is not enough disk space for me to back up 900Gigs. Seems a bit odd.  I have tried everything I can think of, but still I get
the "BackUp Failed " error message.  

The computer says the drive has 4.54 TB unused, but still not enough space for backup and system image?  What gives?

Please help.

Richard Brown 

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a 1tb Seagate external hard drive that I have had for a little while and it used to work fine, but my laptop is now not recognizing it when I plug it in. It has a usb and it has its own plug for power. I have not used it in a little while and wanted to transfer some files over (pictures, movies etc) and now my laptop is not recognizing it. I am not a laptop/ computer whiz so any help would be much appreciated.

A:HP laptop will not recognize my Seagate external hard drive

Hi,Try to connect it to other computers and see if it is recognised.Also connect it to your laptop, then open Disk Management. Post the screenshot of it here.https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-disk-management-2626080http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-a-screenshot-in-windows-8-1-three-ways-without-using-third-party...Also please see if you're seeing Seagate hard drive in Device Manager after connecting.RegardsVisruth

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I realise this is a very specific issue indeed, and also kind of a '1st world' issue... but I'd like to know what's causing my Gigabyte P57Xv7 laptop to boot twice, every time whenever my 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB3.0 drive is connected to it. Here are the salient points:

The first boot doesn't even make it to the spinning Windows circle, it only gets to the initial Gigabyte screen, then after a few seconds it reboots.
It's not the same type of double boot that occurs whenever you first plug in a new USB device (which I assume is for the BIOS to enumerate the new device?) - those boots are much shorter than this one.
It only boots twice when the boot is from a shutdown state. Not when it's a Windows 10 restart.
However I doubt it's a Windows issue, as it happens even when I disable Windows Boot Manager in BIOS (which makes the laptop boot straight into BIOS instead of loading Windows 10)
I've tried various BIOS settings (like enabling/disabling USB Legacy Support)
I've also tried various Windows settings (like disabling Hibernation and playing with various Power settings)
The Seagate drive is not a boot drive, and there are no hidden/system files in the root directory. Its file system in NTFS.
The drive has passed all of Seagate's tests via its SeaTools program.
While I don't have an awful lot of other hardware to play with, I can tell you that 1) the Seagate does not cause another older laptop to do the same thing... Read more

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Hello. I have a problem with my ext hd. Well actually it fell from my desk but I was able to use it after but not until today. I was downloading a game (Heroes and Generals) and made a folder on my ext hd. But suddenly it stopped working on the middle of the download process of the game.

After that, I am not able to open it. It shows up that it was connected but it is like this:

When I try to open it, the laptop freezes. Tried chkdsk already, still not working. Tried to access on safe mode, laptop freezes. Laptop only goes back to normal if I detach the ext hd.
 

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Hello,
I gotta Seagate USB 2.0 500 GB Expansion drive. Its been working just fine on my computer up until a couple days ago. For some reason the latest windows 7 update must have messed up the formatting of it, now its not being recognized on my laptop at all. Shows up as a local disk...very frustrating. I've tried almost everything I could think of. I've tried assigning a partition letter in disk management, uninstalling the software, trying it on different computers, system restore...nothing. I don't wanna result in having to reformat it and lose what I got. Could somebody please help me???
 

A:Seagate HDD not being recognized by my computer

You may try to scan and check your hard drive for possible errors using Seagate's Seatools for Windows.
 

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