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Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

Question: Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

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

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

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

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

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Answer: Seagate 1.5TB Harddrive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Seagate Harddrive

Bought this 60 gig hd second hand and after detecting drives on boot screen i get the message that the NTLR is missing ,press cont/alt/delete to restart but then it just does the same again.Anyone know what this means.Also brother has keyboard which will not bring up the @ sign when shift or control is held down. Any help on either welcome.Cheers.

Answer:Seagate Harddrive

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

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

Seagate FreeAgent 500GB USB2.
 

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

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

Answer:Seagate 500 & 750 gig Harddrive queston

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

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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
 

Answer:problems with my seagate harddrive

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

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

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

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

PS: Seagate ST31000528AS
 

Answer:Problem with Seagate 1TB harddrive

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Hi guys,

I'm really in desperate need of help right now. My harddrive just died and all my essays and school stuff are in it and the due dates are within days.

So I turned on my pc this afternoon,did some stuff and turned it off,then i wanted to turn it on again but the harddrive is no longer detected by BIOS.The bios gives the typical message of no harddrive detected,plz insert boot media and press a key blah blah blah.i also noticed that the whole start up becomes incredibly slow,even for loading the bios setup. I bought this new pc during xmas and its just been a lil bit over 3 months.

seagate barracuda 7200.11 500Gbytes
motherboard is Asus P5QL Pro
4gig mem.
geforce 9800gt
intel 2.5Ghz

the machine's been perfectly normal for 3 months except very occassional blue screens,and now the hd is not dectected all of a sudden.

i did not install anything or remove anything in hardware/software,i tried a different sata cable for dvd-rw which is recognized by bios,plugging into a different sata plug on the motherboard,and nothing happens.

when i start the machine i can hear that there's a couple clicks in the harddrive,so obviously its still running,but after that its all silence and there's no activity at all thereafter.

does this indicate a dead harddrive that can only be replaced?is there any chance i can recover the data on the harddrive?


thx tons for any reply!!!

Answer:seagate harddrive problem

This happened like a day ago for me with the same drive. I fixed it by resetting the cmos, it was either that or the cable was loose (because i took it out and put it back in) so check the cables, if that does not do it, try a cmos flash.

EDIT: wait, the cmos flash fixed my 1tb drive, not the 7200.11, my bad.

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I was on newegg and found a nice seagate harddrive for 149.00 for a 400gb harddrive. My wife loves frys and told me to check out www.outpost.com and i found a maxtor 500 gb for 129.00 and these are the specs it has!


Serial ATA/300
7200RPM
16MB Buffer
8.5ms Seek Time


i know ppl love the raptors and im hoping this is an okay cuz i always bought a seagate with every harddrive ive ever bought.

Do u think this is a good hard drive brand?

wait i think raptors r from WD :\
 

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Could a USB port be damaged when trying to attach the cable from a 1.5 T external harddrive. this harddrive was attached before I got this computer a few days ago.

Answer:Seagate external harddrive 1.5 T

Can't see why it would be?Which having said... if the drive demands more power than the pc - particularly a laptop - can deliver then possibly; but have never come across it.If the drive requires serious power i/p then use an external usb-power adapter to power it?Have you experienced this and this is why you're posting here now?

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

Answer:300 Seagate External Harddrive

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i have three hard drives connected in my system, my seagate is basically where i store my audio, and video files, whenever i access a file or play a file i've recently noticed the harddrive is making alot of noise. is this normal , my other drive dont make any noise ?

Answer:My 120 gb seagate serial sata harddrive

That's not normal. Sounds like its dying.

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

Answer:Seagate External Harddrive error

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Good Morning Sirs
We got a Seagate USB Harddrive , which is not getting recognised as File System is RAW
Kindly advice how to fix this issue so that harddrive gets recognised in Desktop/Laptop with Windowsxp/Windows 7
Regards

Answer:Seagate USB Harddrive - File System RAW

Thanks a lot
I need to find out an Indian dealer so that the software can be bought because now we r only able to see the data and can not recover in trial version
Thanks again

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

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

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I have the following model Seagate Hardrive and was wondering if anyone knew of reliable resources to get a new circuit board for this item. I have been checking ebay, online sites, ect...so any additional assistane woul dbe helpful.
Model ST340823A
U Series 5
IDE drive
Seagate 40 GB
Firmware 3.07
I have seen a lot of models that are close - just not exact match. I'd toss the drive, but there is about a years worth of photos on there that I unfortunately did not have a backup for.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Seagate Harddrive PC Board Replacement

Could you explain what is wrong with the drive?
 

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

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

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

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

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So I have a seagate External drive which had been working perfectly fine for me right upto yesterday.
My kids were watching a film via the drive connected to my ps4 and all worked well but when I went to connect it to my netbook to manage some files it was no longer visible.
I've done extensive google searches but not come across anything that would seem to fix my problem.
The drive is visible in drive management but not in disk management. I have tried or in all the uso ports but that makes no difference.
The drive now no longer shows up when I plug it into the ps4 which leafs me to suspect that it's had it and I've lost whatever was on it.
One other thing to note is that when I connect it to my netbook it makes a noise like the drive inside is spinning to try and come to life.
Having said this however it had just decided to show up on my netbook so I am copying the files off of it right now to make sure they're not lost. I'm going to say however that this is going to need replacing right?

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Problem
- My 500GB Seagate external harddrive can't be recognized in the computer (as if it wasn't there) when plugged via USB
- It makes a repeated beep when connected to a plug
- I called technical support and they charge $300 for data recovery

Question
- If my external harddrive has failed, then what are some methods would Seagate use to recover the data?
- Can't I just open the casing and remove the SATA drive and plug it in with my SATA adapter (i know it voids warranty, but I'd rather have my data back at a cheaper price than to get a replacement harddrive)
- Isn't it possible that the casing might've broke, not the hard drive itself?
- What are your thoughts on this one?

A note from the Customer Service Representative:


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Originally Posted by csr


Thank you for sending your Seagate E-mail inquiry.

It sounds like your drive has failed. Anytime a drive makes noise such as those, it means the read/write head is bouncing across the data platters.

You may wish to look into Data Recovery or to return the drive to us for an exchange

If you have any additional questions, please let me know.




What does that mean?

Answer:Seagate External harddrive failed, back for $300?

There is the possibility that it could be the encloser that has died.
The only way find out is to purchase another enclosure. However you will void any change at warranty if you pop open seagate's enclosure.

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I bought a new Seagate 250GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100 and would like to replace my old drive with it in my Dell? Dimension? 4400 (Pent 4 1.80GHz, 768mb Ram, running Windows XP Home). I need some advice on how I should format this new drive and then clone and replace my old drive with the new Seagate drive using Norton Ghost 2003.

What is best way to format the harddrive to get it ready to clone - using (Control panel > Administrative tools > Computer management > Disk Management) or formating it via Windows XP CD or is there a better way/easier??? Thanks.
 

Answer:Formating and cloning to a new Seagate 250gb harddrive

You can use Seagates Disk Wizzard ( IMO the easiest & free)\
http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/drivers/discwiz.html
How to use Disk Wizzard
http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/howto/use_dw2002.html
 

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

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

Answer:adding Seagate SATA harddrive 1TB 32MB

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

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

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My external hard drive isn't being recognised by the laptop. It is just making beeping noises. Is there anything I can do to get it to work, and if not, who should I send it off to, and how much can I expect it to cost?

Answer:seagate external harddrive doesnt spin up

Could be any of several causes:
Harddrive dead
not enough power (try with laptop plugged into mains - not on battery power)
faulty cable
faulty usb port
Is it making the same noise as in this youtube vid?
read posts on seagate forum

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

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

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

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

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

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I have taken delivery of a Seagate FreeAgent pro 750.I have created a backup plan and put my pictures in to it.Every time I modify a file (JPG/.doc & .psd are the ones I have tried so far) it refuses to back it up and the log shows error 8. In fact I just downloaded some jpegs from my camera and they havbe been rejected as well.I cannot find the solution and there are limited help files.Can anyone help please?

Answer:Seagate external harddrive rejects amended files.

Autobackup.Maybe someone has used or is using this.I need to sort this out because the drive is useless to me if I cannot add extra files to the plan.It is meant to monitor changes and automatically write them to the drive.I think I might be missing something obvious but the manual/help is not very helpful.Please somebody point me in the right direction.

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







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

Sorry about the thumbnail, Not sure what happened there.

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

Cheers m8
SATA or PATA????

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have tried recovering data using the below softwares.

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

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

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

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

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Im replacing my harddrive and these two seem to be the best so far

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...SDGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296428337&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momen...f=sr_1_60?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1296428609&sr=1-60

Also Im looking at the 500gb hardrives if there is another better one you guys can prefer
 

Answer:What is a better harddrive Seagate Momentus or Western Digital Scorpio Blue?

If I can ask, why are you choosing between low performance 5400rpm hard drives when you could have a higher performing 7200rpm hard drive. Just curious.
 

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hi everyone
First i am wishing you all a very happy new year to all of you.
please i need your help
Today i received my Seagate SSHD hard disk model: ST2000DX001.
it is working fine,but i can't use any software from Seagate website,the software are:
-Sea tools for windows:when i use the software,the software doesn't see my hard disk it can only see (Generic USB SD READER)
-download finder software:again doesn't recognize the hard disk
-Seagate/Maxtor serial number locator,again doesn't see my hard disk
-Drive detect utilitydisk drive section) i can see ST2000DX001-1CM164 SCSI disk device
i already installed windows OS,with all the windows updates,internet security,utilities softwares
-Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk.
The softwares i have for degragmentation:
-iolo system mechanics
-Glarys utilities
-Ashampoo win optimizer
i use the defragmentation software one at a times.(please reply to this question as well)
I hope to hear from you very soon
My kindest regards
habib

Answer:seagate SSHD(hard disk)doesn't recognized any software from seagate website

Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk. The softwares i have for degragmentation: -iolo system mechanics -Glarys utilities -Ashampoo win optimizer
Yes you can but none of those products offer a decent defragging method and defragging is not really required that much either.

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Hi, trying to reformat a laptop and a re-install Windows XP. Getting the "unable to delete extended partitions while logical drives exist" message in Fdisk, but all logical drives have been erased.I don't know what make of HDD the laptop has, but am I safe to use the Seagate Disk Wizard Starter Edition to erase/zerofill the drive ready for XP to go back on?Thanks.

Answer:Using Seagate Starter Disc on Non-Seagate drive,

Might not be a good idea, as all it does is little more than FDISK or Windows XP Setup. Yes, Windows XP Setup. Simply pop the CD in the drive, restart the laptop (to boot from the CD) and it will give you a screen allowing you to choose your partitions and filing systems. For safety, use NTFS file systems.When you press the Continue key (F9 I think), it will then re-partition and format your drives for you!Howzat?

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Answer:What Makes Seagate So Quite? Any Differences Between Seagate And Other HDDs?

from seagate's website:

Quote:




The SoftSonic motor is a new, engineering breakthrough feature of Seagate's sound barrier technology (SBT). Using industry-standard tests, the Barracuda ATA IV one-disc model emits only 2.0 bels while spinning and 2.4 bels while seeking; the human ear can't hear sounds below 2.5 bels. Seagate's SBT also reduces noise using specialized seek algorithms, SeaShield. top cover and internal dampers, resonance reduction, spin commutation and other mechanical and materials design optimizations.

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Diagnostic Tool.Ok, HDD got winxp installed fine, but I always like to check the HDD when there new so I downloaded the Seagate HDD for my SATA HDD and it will go to 99% only of the Short Diagnostic test boot from floppy.My Motherboard doesn't have SATA II and the HDD is a SATA II but there are no required jumper settings required to knock it back to 150 SataSop because it will not let me test the hdd would you suspect I have a problem with the HDD ?

Answer:Seagate ST380817AS will not test with Seagate

If XP is installed fine and you can read and write to the drive then I wouldn't worry.

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My Dell Vostro 1400 Laptop recently quit working. Its only 4 months old.
I turned it on and it came to a screen saying,

"Windows dould not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
"\windows\system32\config\system"
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I inserted the setup disc and booted from it, when I got the the Repair option it says,"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue."

So I took the computer down to the local computer store and they put in a new 130 GB harddrive, ran the setup disk again and it displayed the same missing HDD message.

Anyone have any Ideas of what could be wrong???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows Setup Disk cannot find Harddrive, even with a brand new harddrive installed.

Hi, and welcome to TSF. If it's still under warranty I would take it back to the suppliers.

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Hi,

I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?

Thank's,

Tom

Minidump: http://rapidshare.com/files/196073665/minidump.rar

Answer:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)
 

Answer:SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

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I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.

Answer:Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies

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do to sever problems i was having with my pc i decided to do a fdisk and reformat...... i thought i was doing a smart thing by using my slave drive to backup the things i didnt want to lose .... after backing it all up to the slave drive i erased my harddrive and installed a new operating system... was win98 and now is winxp............ everything is going great now except all them programs and files i backed i can no longer access.... if anyone has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:reformatted primary harddrive now cant access slave harddrive

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I am currently backing up weekly to a small external drive.. it is a small 20gigger. It has taken about 1 year or so to fill up. Now i am thinking long term.. i am considering purchasing a "network harddrive", one that is between 500gigz to 1tb. There is a smaller/more affordable Seagate external drive.. but it is not a "network harddrive".. it has 1.5tb.. versus a network drive that is about 2tb but it cost about 314.

My question is, thinking long term.. and considering the setup i have.. which is a regular PC acting as a server.. what should i get?

Your suggestions are appreciated

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Network Harddrive Vs Portable Harddrive

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Hello,
I'm planning on doing a complete harddrive back up with a another internal harddrive. Will I need any special software to do this?
Also, since I'm backing up my entire harddrive which contains my operating system windows vista premium will this conflict with any license agreement?
 

Answer:Solved: Backing up harddrive with another internal harddrive

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Hi all!

I recently purchased a new WD Cavier Black with the 32 MB cache. I would like to transfer all my HD contents [including windows vista ultimate] from my older WD 16MB cache HD to this brand spanking new WD Cavier Black HD.

Is it possible to do this without flaws and so that it will work exactly as before?

If yes, can you direct me to the correct information to do this please?

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

The system in which I would like to do this has these components:

Thermaltake M9 Cool Case
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit w/SP1
Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L
Intel Q6600
Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro
Infinity ATX PSU 600W
4GB DDR2 Crucial 800 MHz
E-GeForce 8600GTS DDR3 256MB
Memorex X16 Dual Layer DVD
Western Digital SATA 320 GB
Maxtor SATAII 1TB

Thank you,

Soar

Answer:How can I transfer my entire harddrive contents to another harddrive?

You can use norton ghost (paid program)
or you can use clonzilla which is free.
Clonezilla

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My T400 (bought last July) harddrive dead on me Sunday. I called helpcenter and received a replacement harddrive today. It was very fast. They asked me to return the old one. I have a concern about the security of my old harddrive. There are lots of personal information (data and files) on the old harddrive. If I return the old one, is there a chance my personal data be leaked? Is there any way I can delete the data and file on the old harddrive? I have no access to my old harddrive now. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated greatly. Thank you for your time.

Answer:New harddrive from lenovo to replace my dead old harddrive

It will almost certainly be trashed, but you can't be 100% sure.  If you have a big magnet around, you could set the old one on it for a while - that should do the trick.





T61p, T400formerly x23, x40

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I currently have a laptop that is a few years old, anyhow I am building my own computer with a friend of mine. I have a external 120 gig Western Digital External Harddrive hooked up to my laptop now. (The external harddrive is brand new) I need a harddrive for the new computer I am building and was wondering would it work if i opened up the external harddrive casing and removed it from there and installed it in my computer i am building. Whats your thoughts on the change in power supply and could it work and what?

Pat

Answer:External Harddrive into Interal Harddrive

if you are building a laptop... no. it is built completely differently.
with a desktop computer you would not be able to either because the connection inside its casing is different. its better to keep your external the way it is and get an internal. you could then use your external as a backup.

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?
 

Answer:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.
 

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can i run vista on one harddrive and xp on another harddrive on one computer

Answer:can i run vista on one harddrive and xp on another harddrive on one computer

Yes.

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hey everyone, my mom's computer isnt working correctly. it turns on but it doesnt boot up. nothing shows up on the monitor. she has very important files and links that are saved to her computer that she needs asap.

my first thought was maybe i could access her computer through the router that we share but other websites told me its impossible without remote connection. and we cannot setup connects or access her computer at the moment.

i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....
 

Answer:transfering harddrive (harddrive problem)

You're best bet it to get a 2.5 Adapter for laptop HDDs then you would take that adapter and connect it to a desktop CD-ROM IDE 2 channel 3.5 Ribbon cable goes into the adapter. There you could transfer files off that drive. That's how it's done in IT repair shop. Below cost $6.99.



can get it off here or try newegg or wherever you want go to a local store to get..
http://www.cablesonline.com/25hdmounkitw.html

It also looks like this various version of the adapter


They all work..
 

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Hi,

This morning a fan in my case was making strange noises (either CPU or GPU fan I think) and so I turned my computer off. I turned it on a little later and the computer was making a really odd clicking noise, so I unplugged each harddrive in turn to see which was causing it. I removed the problem drive (not the one with my XP installation on) and then turned the computer on again. This time it just said could not detect boot disk. I've tried installing XP again, but it gets as far as loading all the setup files and then my PC reboots. The bios still detects the harddrive still in.

The harddrives are just normal IDE 120gb drives (the removed one is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 and the one still in is a Barracuda Seagate). I don't understand why the first stopped working (it is at most 6 months old) and why the 2nd one's installation is not detected (it is only a month or 2 old). Up til today, my computer was working perfectly. At the moment my whole computer is useless and the fan is still making the same weird noise occasionally.

Thanks.
 

Answer:One harddrive died, other harddrive's XP not detected

Welcome to Techspot

It sounds like the Drive you removed was the Primary, so the system can't find an MBR.
Also if that is right did you change the Jumper on the Slave left in your box?
Buy a new Fan, why take a chance ?
 

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Hello,

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for any help!
 

Answer:External Harddrive from Old Computer Harddrive

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

Courtney
 

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My grandma needed more harddrive space on her pc so I installed an 80 gb harddrive on her pc. Right now it's just her slave drive. Her c harddrive is only 20gb, so could I just copy everything on that harddrive to the 80gb and make that the master hard drive and the old one the slave? Or would that cause problems? I want to do this so she can continue saving files to her c harddrive instead of a different harddrive.
 

Answer:Is it posible to change the c harddrive to another harddrive?

You would need to create an image of the the current 20GB drive and map it onto the 80GB drive (most ghosting/imaging utilities allow you to expand the 20GB partition to the full size of the drive without issue). The most common way to go about doing this is with Norton Ghost, but it's not free. There's a few Linux boot disks that can do it as well I believe, but I don't know any off the top of my head. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion for a free boot disc.
 

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I just purchased these two items:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817146063

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822153012

and the problem is that the coolmax enclosure wont read the harddrive. I installed it correctly (this is not my first 2.5 external hdd), and the computer detects the harddrive. It says that it is installed and ready to use, but now drive is popping up in "my computer". I dont think that the harddrive is to big for the enclosure, its only 40gb and most enclosures maxes out at 40gb. I could not find out what this enclosure's max compatibility is, so i hope that this is not the problem.

It is not the enclosure that is broken, because i put a different harddrive in the coolmax enclosure and it works. And i tried the Fujitsu hdd in another enclosure and it does not work. So it is definitly the hdd

The harddrive is a ATA-6 and the coolmax enclosure is a IDE ATA 100. I dont know what the 100 stands for, but i dont think that is the problem.

any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a gift for my girlfriend and i really want this to work.
 

Answer:2.5 harddrive enclosure will not read the harddrive

Have you foratted the drive? . . Windows will not "see" a drive until it has been formated.

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . disc management . . right click on the drive and select format
 

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

Answer:usb harddrive enclosure -vs- usb external harddrive

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I would like to know if I can copy my whole hard drive to a backup hard drive.
What I would like to do is buy a new hard drive for my laptop. Then move all and I do mean everything windows XP etc. to the new hard drive. So that I could the start using the new hard drive just like the old hard drive. I think my old hard drive is going bad.
 

Answer:Copy harddrive to new harddrive

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My old harddrive is only 20 GB and my new harddrive is 235GB.My old HDD is maxed out and i want to transfer EVERYTHING to my 235GB HDD. Basically making it the primary drive. The old HDD is my C drive and the new one is my E drive.How would I do this safely?

Answer:Small old harddrive, new big harddrive

If you mean you want to transfer everything (Windows, programs, data files, etc.) to the new hard drive, take a look at the software tools and instructions from the hard drive manufacturer for doing that.

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I am looking at my friend's 2 yrs old PC mainly due to not booting up. I just found out that his pc's 10 Gb harddrive has bad sectors of only 700Kb after using scandisk so I reinstall windows myself. It has booted up no problems and running fine as usual but is it necessary to buy a new harddisk? After all, it runs fine even though there are still 700Kb bad sections on existing harddisk. Advice will be much appreciated, thanksGary

Answer:Bad sectors in harddrive - need a new harddrive??

Assuming you reformatted the HD, did the bad sectors show during Formatting or was it some other software that decided you had bad sectors?If it was formatting that disclosed the problem then it may be true. If not it might be a spurious warning and could be ignored.

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Question: Seagate

Win 10 will not/can not find my Seagate.
Bluetooth is on but no luck.
Please help.

Answer:Seagate

Internal or external?

Is Bluetooth relevant? I don't normally think of it as an interface to an external HD.

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Question: Seagate VS WD

The title says it all, I have a choice between Seagate or WD hard drives. WD is a bit cheaper. The 2 hdd's I'm looking at are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144417
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148142

Basically I need to know the pro's and cons of both and your preference,

any replies would be appreciated.

Regards,

Korrupt
 

Answer:Seagate VS WD

little if any qualitative difference between the two, but being imformed by reputation, i'd go with seagate
 

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Question: WD or Seagate?

i am buying a new comp and have two options for the hard drive, a 500GB Western Digital with 32 MB buffer (5400 RPM) at Rs. 3150 ($61) and a seagate 500GB with 32MB buffer (5400 RPM) at Rs. 3500 ($70). which brand is better and more reliable? the WD is cheaper, but not by much

Answer:WD or Seagate?

Everyone has their own opinion about hard drive companies. It basically comes down to which company you have had good luck with. For me that is WD (pauses to knock on wood).

Are these drives for a laptop? They are both 5400rpm. If they are for a desktop get 7200rpm drives. They will be faster.

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Question: Seagate

Win 10 will not/can not find my Seagate.
Bluetooth is on but no luck.
Please help.

Answer:Seagate

Internal or external?

Is Bluetooth relevant? I don't normally think of it as an interface to an external HD.

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Hello,

I am in the unenviable position of trying to keep Windows 98 SE systems alive. I want to replace my hard drive to keep the old one as a backup. I have some 80GB drives, Seagate and WD, "PATA". I suspect the BIOS does not support 80GB drives, but I am not absolutely certain. Can I have a Seagate drive and a WD drive in one machine with DDO on both? It would be the seagate flavor on the seagate drive and the WD flavor on its drive. Same company -- Ontrack -- makes both flavors. Anyone know the answer to this?

Thanks,
Old (experienced ) User, Hanging on by my teeth......
 

Answer:Can I run a Seagate and a WD with DDO

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Question: Seagate HDD

Hey,I have just bought a Seagate HDD. Its a STM380211AS, ive searched on the internet and ive found its a Diamondmax 20. But when i look at the seagate website i cant find the correct jumper setting diagrams. It appears like there is 4 pins on the back of the HDD for the jumper settings. Could anybody shed any light on the matter?Cheers

Answer:Seagate HDD

click here

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Seagate U Series 6 ST340810A

I took it out of an old Imac that didn't work. I have an open bay for another drive and I just want to see if anything is on it of need. Is this possible?

It is going into an HP, the drive itself doesn't say MAC on it, so I was unsure if it was for MAC only

Answer:Can I use this Seagate HD for my HP?

It should work just fine, so long as you have the right cable and cable connection on your mobo of new PC.

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Question: -1 Seagate

Rebooted the computer a few hours ago, heard several loud clicks followed by a thunk sound and my start-up froze at the windows XP screen...after spending about an hour trying to figure out which drive was the issue I went into my bios and found that my prized 500 drive was not being detected...pulled the cable and windows booted fine

Now then I have to figure out a way to try and salvage the data off of a drive that refuses to boot when it's plugged it and won't even show up in the bios...if anyone knows any dos based recovery tools that would be very nice

But yeah, I have no where to archive this stuff assuming I can even pull it off successfully, and although it isn't anything crucial, it still took hours and hours of downloading to get all that stuff...you start to realize that regardless of a "5 year warranty" that doesn't mean jack if you lose everything on the drive itself

I guess it's partly my fault and I should have done some reading, as we all know the larger the drive is the more platters that drive will contain and thus the more heat it will produce...in the case of Seagate drives with three or more platters, there is an issue with the controller chip within the drive frying after a duration of intensive reading and writing...therefore if you want a drive 250 or larger, I advise you avoid Seagate as they do not live up their reputation with larger drives

WD next time for me

Answer:-1 Seagate

western digital has more expensive hard drives

my computer's hard drive was 40 GB, bought 2 years ago, for $120!

now, you can get a maxtor 80GB hard drive for $50....

in my opinion, i would go for maxtor, just for the price...

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Question: Seagate?

Last I checked, Seagate was a very reputable company.

Is this still true?

My 2nd Seagate SATA drive failed in less than 1 year.

<_<

I'm thinking I'll RMA this, NewEgg a new WD drive, and let the new Seagate that comes in under warranty sit on the shelf...

Answer:Seagate?

Yep, Seagate and Samsung are both reputable HDD retailers.

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Question: SeaGate oem hd

Heres the specs

Barracude 7200.7 OEM
160 gb
Model st3160023as
s/n 4lj2x8ap

Well thats the one i currently have its bust!! can i replace it with this

http://www.comwales.com/eshop/product.php?productid=74576

thx for the help!
 

Answer:SeaGate oem hd

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Question: seagate

how can i set up my external seagate hard drive where when i delete something from it it will be sent to the recycling bin on my computer

Answer:seagate

cani get some help please

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Trying to connect my seagate drive to all in one computer need help?

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Question: Seagate

Win 10 will not/can not find my Seagate.
Bluetooth is on but no luck.
Please help.

Answer:Seagate

Internal or external?

Is Bluetooth relevant? I don't normally think of it as an interface to an external HD.

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Question: 200 GB Seagate HD

I am installing a 200 GB hd as my primary drive and it only recognizes 131 GB.... it is currently installing windows and i will continue BUT... is there something i should have done to it or do to it after windows loads so it will recognize at least 190 GB?

not sure what other info i need to give
thanks
 

Answer:200 GB Seagate HD

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Question: Seagate help

Hi All

I bought a Seagate free agent go 1tb external hard drive. And out of no where it just stop working wasn't drop or anything, and now my computer wont see it as a hard drive just as a unknown device and there's a code 28 in the in the device manager. I do have a good amount of data on there that i now cant get to and seagate it telling me its going to be $1,200 min to get my data recovered. I tried to freeze it and it was a no go. Is there any way I can get my files back? I can get alot of my files again I just need to download them again. Im just looking to get about 1gb of pictures and some documents back things that cant be replaced.

One last thing can any one tell me where I can find the drivers for my Free Agent?

Some one please help me.
Thanks Keith

Answer:Seagate help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by irish91983


Hi All

I bought a Seagate free agent go 1tb external hard drive. And out of no where it just stop working wasn't drop or anything, and now my computer wont see it as a hard drive just as a unknown device and there's a code 28 in the in the device manager. I do have a good amount of data on there that i now cant get to and seagate it telling me its going to be $1,200 min to get my data recovered. I tried to freeze it and it was a no go. Is there any way I can get my files back? I can get alot of my files again I just need to download them again. Im just looking to get about 1gb of pictures and some documents back things that cant be replaced.

One last thing can any one tell me where I can find the drivers for my Free Agent?

Some one please help me.
Thanks Keith



Keith a code 28 is drivers for this device arent installed. Did you try re-installing the drivers?

there is also a link at microsoft about it here complete with mr fixit autofix. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...-D5CtQ&cad=rja

remember google is your friend

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Question: Seagate 1t

I have this problem with my Seagate 1t external hard drive it was working fine the day before but today i opened in im my computer and id didnt show any of my files but in my computer it still shows that 400 gigs are being used the same happened to me usb but i just moved them on a mac and it worked but i dont have a mac

Answer:Seagate 1t

Try downloading Seagates diagnostics, SeaTools and check the drive for errors.

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Question: Seagate or WD?

Hi,

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250 GB (ST3250820AS) installed on my Mac Pro. I've been given a Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB HDD. I was wondering if it was worth me using this WD as my main hard drive instead of the Seagate. Which is faster?

Thanks
 

Answer:Seagate or WD?

well as far as i can tell they're both 7200 rpm (without looking anything up) but you might not notice much difference

it depends on the caches of the drives though, the wd one might have a 16mb one (again, i'm doing this from memory) but it depends on if you want the hassle of transferring all your programs and settings over

personally i'd put the wd in the pc as a slave drive

you probably wouldn't notice much difference in access speed but both drives have the same capacity so you wouldn't benefit a whole lot from changing, really
 

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Question: seagate jumpers

i have a western digital master and a seagate slave. i have an os on both but i need to get the stuff off the seagate before i can format it and have it clean. odd thing.. the jumpers are all weird and stuff


| | | |
1 2 3 4

the | represents the jumpers.

1= master
2= cable select
4= <32 gigs


it doesnt say what 3 is and i assumed it was the slave.. well, i tried that and i cant access any of the files i need too so im lost on what to set the jumpers at

(and yes i put it on the slave ide plug)

Answer:seagate jumpers

set it to CS or remove the jumpers completly

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Question: Seagate harddisk

I have a Seagate backup plus harddisk. Its memorr stands at 1tb and and I had used almost all of it. Just yesterday while watching a movie it stopped working. The movie froze and my lappie cldnt read the hard disk. I have tried on a diff lappie and my pc too but still no result. The light on hdd blinks but it cannot be read. Can anyone help why??

Answer:Seagate harddisk

Your hard disk has a problem.
It can be the harddisk itself or the "box" in which it's placed.
You could try to get the disk out and place it in another "box" maybe than it works if the "box" was the problem.
But only do above if the seagate is out of warranty.

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I purchased 2 of these so-called external backup systems. Both of them continued to create mirror images until they filled up the entire drive (500 gb) and then gave an error that there was no more space on the drive. There doesn't seem to be anyway to control these drives at all. I would welcome any advice I can get. Thanks.
 

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Hello everyone

I'm a little perplexed over what to do with my Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB hard drive.

I bought it on 11-11-2002 so I have only 10 days until the warranty runs out.....

The drive was a beauty - pretty quick and oh so quiet - and totally reliable - until around 3 or 4 months ago when i got my 1st bad sector. After that I received a handful of warnings from my bios that S.M.A.R.T status was BAD & the drive should be replaced - and another bad sector.
Indeed running Seagate's Seatools diagnostic software confirmed my drive was bad & needed replacing.

It took me a while to manage the cash for a replacement as my reseller would not ship a replacement in advance.

3months later....

So With a new IBM/Hitatchi 180GXP 120GB, I transferred all of my data safely to the new drive (phew).

I checked again and seatools confirmed the drive had physical defects and needed replacing.
Before returning the drive I thought it common sense to write zeros to the drive, which I did with Seagate's Discwizard software.

Then I ran seatools again to check the error message & guess what......?
.........."NO PROBLEMS FOUND"
So did an intensive diagnostic - and again no problems.

Ok then - so I can't send it back now if its coming up fine - they'll probably just send it back to me!

So reformatted & set it up as a second drive just for storage/backup. Ran a full scandisc - fine. Even the bad sectors seem to have disappeared.

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Answer:Is the Seagate gonna last .......

i would definately contact seagate, as i also have a seagate barracuda, and i just found out that there was a couple of models they made that same year (2002) that became corrupt after being exposed to heat and/or humidity of temperatures that it should be able to withstand.
 

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Ok I've got a complicated situation I built my computer from scratch and heres what it has:

1.800 mhz Thunderbird AMD
2.30.6 Gig 7,200 rpm 2 mb cache(problem)all is IDE NO scsi drives
3.72X cd rom
4.16X/40X dvd
5.8/4/32 burner
6.A7V Socket A mthrbrd
7.Netgear 10/100 network
8.56k modem
9.64mb Geforce2 gts Hercules tv-out
10.X gamer sound card creative

Here's what I have done:
1. Used a win98 boot disk to start up
2. bios recognized cdrom, used 98 disk, it asked for 3.1 disks to recognize that I had bought previous version of windows but it didn't install disks first just installed 98 straight without dos.
3.I installed all the drivers for all the components successfully except the hrd drive.
4.It says under question mark "PCI Mass Storage Controller" although under disk drives it says ,"generic disk type 00"
5.Also as a side note, I think not installing 3.1 first messed it up, a few basic functions of windows are gone (annoying but everything works). the windows folder actually says windows.000 I think that has something to do with it.
7.It started out with FAT format for c drive I converted it to FAT32.
7.The seagate drive came with a cd that has some disk manager thing thats supposed to help install it. but I think I did something wrong from the start. I can burn my whole drive because it is less than 1.99 gig right now and start over. but id like it to be a driver prblem or something.

ANy help would be greatly appreciated! Thanx!

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Answer:Seagate 30.6 Gig running @ 1.99 gig

Do an fdisk and go back in and look at the partition. It sounds like fat16 to me.
 

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Question: Solved: Seagate

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB

I have a Win 7 Pro on One, a laptop with Win 7 Home and a Apple ipad.
I used the laptop with 80GBs HD. and a second Drive of I TB from Seagate.

I used a Gear-Head self-powered hub with 7 Ports, daisy-chained another hub with 4
Ports with a total of 10 ports.

How do I make a D: Drive for laptop?
 

Answer:Solved: Seagate

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Question: Seagate momentus

Hello. Anyone no online were i can buy a harddrive seagate momentus 5400.6 500 GB HDD
Manufacture code ST9500325AS.
Its for a aspire 5552 laptop..
Thank you.

Answer:Seagate momentus

You could take a look here:
Cheap Hard Drives - Internal from Western Digital, Samsung & Seagate

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I bought this Seagate 120GB HDD in November 2006 & in February the fan stopped. All my precious photos are on it. Seagate will replace the unit but quote EUR1,200 for recovery !

http://www.gearhack.com/Forums/Displ...tar_Screw.html

I am struggling to find this 5 point torx security screwdriver, & where I do see it referenced, the screwdriver costs more than this bloody HDD !

Is there a simpler way to open this without busting it open (or spending USD100 on a screwdriver), as I would like to get to the hard drive, get data back, & then get Seagate to replace the unit.

Any ideas ?
 

Answer:How to open a Seagate Ext HDD

http://www.amazon.com/Torx-Driver-Security-Small-Sizes/dp/B0002SPICU

Not sure where you are, I assume somewhere in Europe, take a look here.
http://amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h...s=aps&field-keywords=torx&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
In case that doesn't work a search for 'torx' on amazon.co.uk turns up many cheap torx drivers.
I got a mini screwdriver, that holds 8 torx bits for around $13 USD

A torx bit looks like a star, or is 6 pointed.

If it is a torx security bit it has an extra bump in the center of the screw, so the driver has a small hole or grove to fit over this bump.
http://amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_w_h...ld-keywords=torx+security&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
search for torx security on amazon.co.uk they cost a little more than regular torx bits, but no where near 100$ USD
Hopefully running with out the fan since February hasn't damaged the disk.
 

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Hello everyone I was wondering if someone can help me with my problem. I bought a Seagate 4 Bay NAS that has 4 x 2GB Seagate Nas drives and I was setting it up as RAID 5 and was in the process of synchronizing and was at 39% and all of a sudden the power goes out The power came back on and now I have the status light and HD LED lights blink white red white red. Does this mean it will take some time to rebuild/synchronizing, or is my drive screwed? Does anyone have experience on Nas?

Thanks for your help the model number of the NAS is STCU100

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Headaches, headaches. I did a fresh install and now I have no pictures. Is there any way to restore backup files in bulk? Do I have to peek at each one, see what's there and put it back on my machine?

Answer:Getting stuff off Seagate

Hello noclueblue,

What did you use to back up the files?

If you used Windows Backup, then you could select to restore a folder that contains all the images.

Restore Backup User and System Files

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I am switching to from PC Windows XP to new iMac and plugged my Seagate External drive into the new Mac. It told me I needed to do some prep work and first offload all of the drive to my old PC before reinitializing with the iMac.

PROBLEM: When I plug it into the old PC to do the offload, it recognizes that a drive is attached but doesn't welcome home an old friend. Rather, it asks me if I want to format. WHOA.

How do I get the old PC to recognize the external drive it grew up with?

How do I get around this "DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT? screen and get to the data on the hard drive. The drive was working fine last it was used in recent weeks. Thanks, Craig
 

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Hi bought a seagate Nas Pro 6 bay and would like to boot the OS off the USB
wondering if anyone know if its possible because i have it on a 7200RPM HDD at the moment and its slow as hell to boot plus because the boot is on the hard drive its always running and would rather it idle

If not then i might have to get an SSD

also I have hard drives with information on the other bays at the moment in a JBOD (Not linked to drive 1) If do change the boot to usb or SSD will the other drives still show up on the new boot up nas (EG. if i have a NTFS HDD in my pc i could put it in another PC and it would work and access all the files)
 

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Cannot stop this msg says Generic volume in use,Is it possible to reformate and use as a normal basic portable H.D. Fed up with this unit.

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I am having some odd problems with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB ST3500320AS HDD that I am trying to fix for a friend of mine. Let me start the story from the beginning:

A friend of mine came to me asking me if I can fix a HDD that was failing, saying that he went to a store and they wanted to charge $350 for recovery. I told him I would give it a look over, but made no promises. He was using this internal HDD in some sort of external enclosure.

When I received the HDD from him, I placed it into my lower end machine to see what the problem was. When I connected it to my mobo and tried to power on, my PC would not power on at all. I figured the PCB on the HDD was fried. I then went to eBay and ordered an identical HDD that was having issues spinning up, but was guaranteed to have a working PCB.

When the replacement HDD arrived, I swapped the PCB and re-installed into my low end machine. The machine booted (I am running XP) and once at the desktop I saw the found new hardware balloon pop up right away. I did not close it out, but let it do its thing. When opening up my computer, I could not see the drive available to choose.

The drive can be seen from device manager, but I cannot actually access or read any files off of the drive. So I am assuming the PCB problem is fixed, but now I am wondering what the rest of the problem could be. I can see the HDD in the bios and the device manager in XP. I cannot boot from the HDD and as far as I know there is no OS installed on i... Read more

Answer:Seagate ST3500320AS

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Question: seagate freeagent

I have a seagate freeagent and I was trying to upload a video to youtube. It froze so I shut down the internet site. Now my freeagent will not open. My computer sees it but when I try to open it, it says that another program is using it and to close any programs down. I have tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it. I have unplugged it and plugged it back in.....still the same error. I have my whole life in pictures on the drive......I cannot loose any of them.

Any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:seagate freeagent

I have my whole life in pictures on the drive......I cannot loose any of them.Click to expand...

There are two kinds of storage devices: those that have already failed and those that will. Data you have only one copy of is data you intend to not keep.

Try the device on another computer. If it works there, you're saved.

If not, your next step is to determine whether it is the enclosure that has failed or the hard disk inside.

WARNING: Performing the next operation will void your warranty.

Remove the disk from the enclosure and connect it internally to a desktop computer. If it works there you have determined the enclosure failed. If not, we have further work to do.
 

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Question: Seagate Barracuda?

Are Seagate Barracuda hard drives fast and reliable?

Just wondering because my computer came with one and it seems to work good, but is it worth it to get a WD and keep that as a slave?

Answer:Seagate Barracuda?

If you want the extra storage go for it.

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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?
 

Answer:problems with NEW seagate hd

Hi iambryan

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

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Question: New Seagate Tool

Under Drive Utilities, here at MG, can anyone explain how to use this new Seagate Tool? I burned it to a CD, and it says to reboot with the CD in, but nothing happens. My computer just reboots like normal. I looked in the notes, and it says something about pressing F2 when rebooting but I'm not sure about how this works. Does anyone out there know?
 

Answer:New Seagate Tool

did you enter your Bios and make sure the first boot device is your CDROM drive?
 

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Question: Seagate sata 3

Well do not waist your time with the sata 3! It does not appear faster or worth the money. I found one miss priced and decided to try it. HDtune did not impress me with the results.

Answer:Seagate sata 3

Does your computer support SATA III 6G? Only the very newest machines do?? Did you buy an new SATA III Card?

Your machine SPECs only show support for SATA II 3G.
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

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