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

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

from seagate's website:

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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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What's the difference between this Seagate drive:
Seagate ST303204N1A1AS-RK (retail kit)
320GB Internal SATA16MB 1.5G
* 320GB
* 7200rpm
* 300MBps Serial ATA
* II
* Serial ATA/300
can be seen here http://shop3.outpost.com/%7BY6CfOA87GVFTZy2luxHIeQ**.node2%7D/product/5296757http://shop3.outpost.com/{Y6CfOA87GVFTZy2luxHIeQ**.node2}/product/5296757
or http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST303.../B000RGG5G0/ref=de_a_smtd/002-2010744-2740003

and this one:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Can be seen here:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...fa74c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD&locale=en-US

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140&Tpk=st3320620as

Is the 2nd one later technology & faster transfer rate?
Couldn't find the 1st one listed on Seagate's site.

Seagate's specs on 2nd drive say " SATA/300" is same as 3.0GB/s
The descrip on 1st drive "SATA 16MB 1.5G is confusing - like it's 1.5GB/s max??

Thanks.
 

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Well, i use an external enclosure to convert internal hard drives to external. Last month my 250GB Barracuda HDD (100 gigs in use) kinda stopped working. When i turned it on it would not load the data in it, but i could hear it "spin" (maybe trying to fix something.. dunno), after 6-10 minutes of fast spinning windows would try to load the data, but with no success, the hard drive would then appear in "My Computer" as empty! I could not write OR read from it.. Of course seagate customer support never replied to my mail...

I said OK! That happens when you deal with lots of HDDs, but today the same thing happened to the second one, which had 50gigs of pure data.

That makes me feel sorry for seagate... i understand that those 2 HDDs were kinda broken, but as a customer i think i deserve a simple reply!
Never, EVER had that (or any other) problem with western digital and i own more than 6 wd drives...

Anyway does anyone have any idea how to fix that? I believe not all the data is lost.. Maybe its something with windows that cant override a simple disk problem, have you ever heard of similar disk probs?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:2 seagate hdds with the same prob

Maybe it's your external enclosure. Mine was broken, and it killed a disk.

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What's the difference between this Seagate drive:
Seagate ST303204N1A1AS-RK (retail kit)
320GB Internal SATA16MB 1.5G
* 320GB
* 7200rpm
* 300MBps Serial ATA
* II
* Serial ATA/300
can be seen here http://shop3.outpost.com/%7BY6CfOA87GVFTZy2luxHIeQ**.node2%7D/product/5296757http://shop3.outpost.com/{Y6CfOA87GVFTZy2luxHIeQ**.node2}/product/5296757
or http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST303.../B000RGG5G0/ref=de_a_smtd/002-2010744-2740003

and this one:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Can be seen here:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...fa74c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD&locale=en-US

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148140&Tpk=st3320620as

Is the 2nd one later technology & faster transfer rate?
Couldn't find the 1st one listed on Seagate's site.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Difference in these 2 Seagate HDDs - ad is confusing

Looks to me like the first one doesn't have Perpendicular recording, which is newer, and allows for higher data density, and that should allow for faster data transfer speeds. You probably aren't going to see much if any difference outside of benchmarks, real world I doubt you can tell.
 

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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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Hi

The harddrive makes this chirping noise for about 20 seconds when I power on the computer, please see the link.

please add the http www as I can't post links because I'm a new member

.youtube.com/watch?v=nQfQ3ZVUd68


After that and the rest of the time it runs fine.

Could it be a power supply issue on startup or is there something definitely wrong with my hard drive.

Many thanks
B
 

Answer:Seagate Hard drive makes horrible chirping noises on boot-up

It's most likely a dying hard drive. It may still be under a 5-year warranty
 

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Hi there people, This a follow to a previous thread I started as my former 400 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 HDD was faulty. I have since returned it to Seagate who took over a month to send me a new one!

The problem is the one they sent me doesn't seem to work either, it makes a horrible noise on start-up and then in Bios it reports the status as bad and advises to first back up and then replace the drive. Once it boots into windows it seems o.k but often causes crashes and some really slow performance. I use it as a media drive and it has a lot of video and audio files on it.

The problem is really getting to me as I need the drive for my work and I worried that if I send them back this drive they are just going to send me another that doesn't work and also it cost me every time I send it back! If anyone has anay advice on what it could be please let me know, does it sound as if it's a problem with the rest of my pc or just the drives their sending me? The first HDD problem was different to this one so I guess it's just the drives that are at fault.

Thanks in advance,

Will
 

Answer:Seagate Hard drive has bad status and makes horrible noises on boot-up!

Difficult to tell, depends on the noise, is it clicking, or whirring noisily ?

Tried chkdsk to scan your hard drive in search of a wide range of errors. This tool can also attempt to correct a number of hard drive problems.

Would lean more towards the HDD being faulty rather then the PC, but as I said difficult to tell without further analysis.

Ferris
 

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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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I have a choice of Maxtor, Western Digital or Seagate. All SATA at 120 Gb. I already have the Western Digital Caviar SATA (8 Mb) 120 Gb. Should I exchange it for a Seagate? I heard only Seagates gan get 150 Mb/s.

Plz help me out with this as soon as possible. Thx!

Answer:Seagate: The Only "Real" SATA HDDs?

Well... Is it? And why do Western Digital not specify that they are selling fake SATAs...

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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: 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 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: 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 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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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: -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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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

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

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?

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: 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 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 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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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

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

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Question: sata seagate 320

hello bro, i replaced my hdd for more than 3times , some information i want to share with you regarding my hdd's health and please let me know suggestions.

HD Inspector
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The report was generated by Hard Drive Inspector Professional v. 3.11 (Build # 207)
on Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:29:37 AM.
HDD Information Service v. 3.1 (Build # 349).

System information
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Windows version : Windows Vista (Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)
Processor info :
Physical memory available to Windows : 4191824 KB (35% usage)
Video settings
Resolution : 1680 by 1050 pixels
Color depth : Highest 32 (bit)
Refresh rate : 60 Herz
Monitor name : ViewSonic VX2235wm
Adapter name : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Network
IP Address : 192.168.1.2
Motherboard
Name : EP43-S3L
Manufacturer : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Serial Number :
Version : x.x
Computer Name : sandy-desk
User Name : sandy de'royal
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Drivers info
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1) IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH20NS10________________EL00____\5&2702D911&0&1.0.0
Name: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS10 ATA Device

No driver information available for device.

2) IDE\DISKST3320613AS_____________________________CC2H____\5&24C44AB5&0&0.0.0
Name: ST3320613AS ATA Device

No driver information available for device... Read more

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Question: Seagate Drivers

My computer got a virus so I reformatted and when I install XP it says it can't detect any hard drive, so I take it I need to install SATA drivers but I can't find them. Hard Driver model is ST3160812AS. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Seagate Drivers

Hard drive model means nothing...what is make and model of motherboard?
 

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I have an older system I am converting to a data storage server. It has an Asus P5GD2 Deluxe motherboard. Windows XP is installed on a seperate disk as I want these drives for storage only. I am attempting to install 3 Seagate 1 TB drives on the onboard Sil3114R raid controller for use in a raid 5 array.

Retail box ST310005N1AS-RK drives.
7200.12 Firmware CC36

Bios for the controller is set to RAID. On boot the system hangs when the the bios gets to the point where the Sil3114R bios is detecting the drives. It lists the first drive and just stops. I have tried various combinations of 1 drive, all 3 drives, different ports out of the 4 available, etc...

I have also tried connecting the same drive to the onboard ITE 8212 controller and boot is fine and the drive is seen properly in Windows.

This doesn't seem to be related to the recent Seagate firmware issue I have been reading about. Any ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:Seagate 1TB problem

A bit more research. This seems to be the same issue I am having.

http://stx.lithium.com/stx/board/message?board.id=ata_drives&message.id=1031#M1031

The fix seems a bit painful.
 

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Question: 320GB Seagate HD.

I'm planning to add a 320GB Seagate SATA but I'm not sure whether I have sufficient power. I'm using an Enermax 480W PSU already with 4 IDE HDs; 300, 250, 200, and 80GBs.
I also have a 6800GT w/ an Artic Cooling fan and hmm... about 6 case fans... 2 CD Drives of course... but yeah... is the 480W enough or should I upgrade before a 5th harddrive?
 

Answer:320GB Seagate HD.

you will need a bigger PSU. I recommend at least 550W
 

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Question: seagate drive

i already tried connecting usb port nothing

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Hi guys its been a few years since ive been on here lol so hope everyones ok? Ive got a year old 1tb hdd with about 850gig full of files i need, i accidentally unplugged the power cable from it some weeks ago and since then its not recognised on my system? ive gone into "Computer Management" & changed the Drive letter but although it changed and the drive is recognised on "Partition Wizard" when i scan it, but its still not visible as a readable drive i cant see it or get into it anywhere? can anyone kindly help please?

Answer:Seagate 1tb HDD not recognised?

Does the HD work on another computer?
You could try TestDisk CLICK HERE never tried it myself. PCadvisor did review it in 2011 CLICK HERE

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i have two external seagate hd's and one of them keeps cutting out and right back on again and a warning pops up and sais that file k:/$ cannot be saved and file is lost try to save elsewhere?

im not sure the prob i have checked all connections and i still cant find the problem

any suggestions??
 

Answer:120 g. seagate keeps cutting out

If you want to find out if the drive is faulty or not the best way is to put it inside your pc and test it!!!!
 

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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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Question: Seagate STT20000a

hi trying to backup to seagate tapedrive and keep getting error:

there is no free media avaialable with the selected type.
Add unused media or click cancel to end operation.

The tape is an Imation Travan 20gb/10gb. new tape has been tried as well. it stopped working a couple of weeks ago.

I do not see it in my computer but the tape drive is enabled and working in Device Manager...

Any suggestions as to why it does not recognize the media?
 

Answer:Seagate STT20000a

See if it appears in Disk Management.

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Or Start > Run: diskmgmt.msc (if your edition has Group Policy).
 

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Hola,
I don't see a similar question already posted here. So... I don't get this (sigh). I just got done messing w/a second seagate hard drive. It, & the first, refuses to format. Seagate's down-loadable utilities has failed both drives (generic short & long tests). I tried Seagate's DOS utility too, but it wouldn't load @reboot. Windows XP recognizes this drive (the first was a struggle). It simply won't do anything w/it. It formats up to 100%. Then, prompts that it was unable to complete the formatting. My WD master's jumpers are reset correctly. Enabled in BIOS, yadda, yadda. Before I return another drive through UPS. Is there something I'm missing? From what I see in customer' comments, many people are having problems w/ATA drives. According to the BBB, Seagate is taking a lot better care of customers than WD is. Apparently, WD has gone downhill quite a bit over the past two years. Any sage advice, oh Gurus?

Home-built system: ASUS Mobo. P4 chip, Assorted schtuff. XP Home/sp3. System has been up for about seven years. Sure wish I'd bought a second WD HDD @the time. It's been great. Thank You.
 

Answer:Why, Oh Why Won't This (SECOND?!) Seagate Format?

7 years old? what size are the drives?
 

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Question: Seagate files

Seagate has drivers similar to maxtor's powermax or maxblast, right? Some where on their site. My drive came OEM so nothing but the drive, so I'll have to find them some where else.

Answer:Seagate files

whats the problem?
http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/utils.html
just put in a fake email and download.

if your adding another storage drive,you can set it up in windows without the software.

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Question: maxtor or seagate?

I have to choose between a maxtor HD and a seagate. they are both pretty much the same.

Maxtor / DiamondMax 10 / 300GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-150 / OEM / RoHS Compliant (Maxtor supports the EU directive for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS))

Seagate SATA 300gig 7200rpm 16mb 5yr Warranty

which one should I pick?
 

Answer:maxtor or seagate?

I've always favored Maxtor, but a 5-year warranty is very tempting.
 

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I'm looking to buy a new 80-120 gb hard drive; a seagate, Western Digital, or Maxtor. Which brand should I buy? Have any of you guys had bad experiences with any of these brands?

Answer:seagate, WD, or Maxtor?

you should not really group the maxtor into that mix. out of those three brands or any other, i am almost positive it is the only manufacturer that makes an ATA133 drive.

something that crushes all of the other vanilla flavored ATA100 disks. its speed is unmatched except when talking about SATA. so if you want a fast IDE disk go maxtor. if you are looking for relaibility sacrificing speed from an IDE disk go seagate.

if you are looking at Serial ATA. . . . ask somebody else, i know next to nothing about them

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Windows XP Home

Yes, I finally got an external hard drive and yes, the back ups to cd were incomplete and grossly neglected.

But now what? It came with no software. Should I go to start, then go to explore, then drag individual files into the external hard drive shown in that same window?

My biggest concern is my husband's e-mail. He uses Outlook 2000 sr1 9.0 from Office 2000 small business. I would like to upgrade to Office 2003, but i need to back up all of his e-mail (including the inbox, sent, and address book) first, then be clear on how to transfer it to the new program.

It would also be nice if I could save my verizon's msn dsl program settings.

Thanks in advance for any directions/help you can send my way
Jeanie
 

Answer:back up to seagate 250 gb usb 2.0

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

Answer:Seagate external H-D

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hey weird problem, i tried d/l'ing Seatools yesterday, the 1.44 fdd version, when you go to put it on the floppies it only loads one disk, its suppose to be a 2 disk program, it loads one and exits, also the drive i'm trying to run the diganostic tools on just freezes in the middle of the test. I can run whatever test is the online one and it comes up with drive is ok etc. but the CD or the floppy tools just freeze and have to reboot. The CD version of Seatools runs fine on my other seagate drive, whats up with this, never had that happen on a drive before.
 

Answer:whats going on with Seagate?

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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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Hi. A while back I bought the Seagate GO Flex NAS. It has horrible software. Seagate didn't help at all.

The main problem was a sign on is required to access and use the drive. This of course made it impossible to automatically run backup software where there is typically no place to enter a sign on. With 3 PCs on my home network it requires me to manually start the backup program on each PC.

Now I see some good prices on Seagate NAS devices. I just spent some time on the Seagate site to see if these drive are more usable. I found it impossible to contact them or even get on their forum to ask the question.

Please does anyone know if these new Seagate NAS devices REQUIRE a password to access them? If not who is selling home NAS devices with the flexibility I need.

Thanks,

Bill

Answer:Seagate Central NAS

I don't use Seagate NAS devices but I have used a few over the years and they have all required a login to access them (unless I turned off login which would obviously be dodgy with a drive connected to the internet), have you set them as mapped drives ? on my system I have mapped my NAS drives and saved the password within windows so when I want to use them I double click on my Z drive and they appear and any software wishing to use them has access if required

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Hi everyone.....

I just bought an external Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB. I have not installed it yet.

I heard that you cannot create an image backup using Win 7 image backup utility.

Is there any way to make this external drive usable to use the Win 7 image backup utility?

Your thoughts are appreciated...thank you

Answer:Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB

Why can't you use it.... did you try it? It should work on an usb2.0/usb3.0 port.
Restore works only from usb2.0 port. Maybe from usb3.0 port, if you load correct usb3.0 drivers in "recovery environment"

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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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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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Hello again. Despite the good advice from auggiedoggie and studiot last time, I splashed out for a Seagate Freeagent 500Gb external HDD. This was my whole backup ie about seven years worth of correspondence, photos,, scanned official forms etc. Due to inattention when using Paragon Hard Drive Manager, I have managed to delete the partition. It is now inaccessible. Does anyone out there know how to resurrect it? Paragon HDM says it can't undelete the partition and Seagate are asking GBP400-600 (or USD$800-$1200) to recover it for me. Happy Holidays by the way to all the community.
 

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Yeah I need a HD of course Im building my own comp

So I want reliablility, Not Speed or whatever but fast enough to get it done

seagate barrcuda's look good, is seagate any good

my friends seagate is good he says

if not reccomend some Hd's for me plz

thxz

Answer:Are Seagate HD's good, cause I need a HD

I have a western digital, it's great, I would also reccomend a seagate, but stay away from maxtor is what i've heard here on the forums.

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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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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: Seagate FreeAgent

Lost the ability to load FreeAgent after it was unplugged from usb before it was "Removed"... Won't start up. light wont turn on. Computer wont even recognize that its there...it's not much but all that i hold dear is on that external hard drive... have i lost it all... and al i even in the right place for this??? new at this... thank u
 

Answer:Seagate FreeAgent

If the light won't turn on and you are sure you have all power connections secure, then either the power supply or the enclosure is bad, or possibly the disk inside the enclosure. If you have a volt meter, you may be able to test the enclosure's power supply.

WARNING: Performing the instructions below may void your warranty.

I recommend you remove the drive from its enclosure and connect it internally as a secondary drive to a desktop computer. See if it works there. If it does, your data recovery problem is solved. If not, then you may have a failed hard disk.
 

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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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Having bought a new Seagate Barracuda 120G HD a friend who is very knowledgable about computers attempted to configure this as my Master drive, retaining my existing Maxto 60G as the slave with all contents still onboard. The idea being to delete OS software from the Maxtor and then transfer all existing files to Seagate after having loaded same with OS software.All went well but the Seagate seemed very slow and when trying to access the Maxtor an error message popped up stating an I/O error and would not access the Maxtor, also saying the Maxtor was empty. We ended up disconnecting the Seagate, reverting back to the Maxtor and seeking help. Anybody got any ideas??????

Answer:Seagate HD as Master

Why not add it as a slave?Unless it is SATA or is otherwise significantly faster, there is no real advantage in it being master.Did you check that the jumpers are correct on both? Ie the new one now as master and the old one as slave. If they are both as slave or both master or even both on cable select there can be errors.

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While participating in another thread here I ran Seagate's SeaTools for Windows disk checker and discovered, rather to my surprise, that one of my two Barracudas - my data drive, not my OS drive - failed the test. I ran CHKDSK /R and that discovered 11 faulty clusters and stated that these had been added to the bad clusters record and that no further action was necessary. I took this to mean that the system would not attempt to write to or read those clusters again. I then ran the SeaTools test again expecting the drive to pass with marked bad sectors. However it failed yet again

So now I don't know whether I can trust this drive or not. Windows says it's OK, Seagate says the opposite! Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Who to believe - Microsoft or Seagate?

Hey Earthling...

Have you looked over the SMART data? Knowing you I am sure you have, but I just thought I would ask. With multiple bad sectors I would expect to see some pretty raunchy SMART numbers.

More or less a noob at this, but to attempt to provide an answer to your question, I guess I would say neither are my favorite, and I'm not sure I trust either one implicitly. I used SeaTools a handfull of times, and I was sort of skeptical about the results, partly because they didn't seem to match with the SMART data as I expected they would. In this case, we're talking about well used drives with mediocre SMART data and which were then reported as passing with no bad clusters in SeaTools (opposite result of your tests). The test was fast, but I just wasn't sure how thorough. Also, I didn't care for the data presentation of the software, AND I got this nagging feeling working with the program that it was at least in part designed to sell drives. I hate that from a diagnostics program. Makes me elbow sore.

That said, I think of the MS tools sort of this way. If you are satisfied MS' solutions in your OS for defragging, scheduling, and backup, then chkdsk should I think would be good enough for you. I guess that means I would say that if it hasn't been improved post XP (the OS I use), then I would say chkdsk is not for me when it's time for a real drive test or test/repair.

I am interested that you brought this up. I made a ... Read more

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i have 2 drives in mt system C and D, i recentlt added an ATA serial drive, after running seagate drive speed I saw the drive and all was well, until i reinstalled windows i had to run drive speed again which reformatted the disk loosins everything.is there a way for windows to see these drive without drive speed, i can only see the c and d in the cmos not this with the letter G, any help would be greatgeorge

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OS: Mac 10.6.8 ; External HDD: Seagate Baracuda 7200.11, Format: Mac OS Extended (journaled)My External HDD had trouble spinning, which was resolved. Now it spins for about a minute once connected and stops. It doesn't show up on desktop but seen on Disk utility with a lower volume (Shows as 4.14Gb instead of 1.5Tb). I cannot repair, erase or reformat it using disk utility gives ?Cannot allocate memory? or ?Resource busy? error message.Tried using the terminal with dd-code: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-create-disk-image-on-mac-os-x-with-dd-command/#comment-920537 to do the same gives ?Resource busy? error when used the command with gzip, otherwise gives ?/dev/destination drive/foo.img: Not a directory? error. The unmount using dd was successful.I cannot successfully recover any of my files. Used one of the disk recovery tool to make Disk Image ~3.86Gb size.Does anyone got any idea what could be the problem? I am reluctant to hand it over to data recovery... any DIY solutions?

Answer:Seagate HDD issue, any help

Can try removing the HDD from external enclosure and installing it into a desktop computer as a slave drive and see if you can access it that way. This way if there is an issue with the external enclosure electronics that's eliminated. I have had external drives die before and it be the enclosure that died.

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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

click here click here

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Question: Maxtor or Seagate

What would be the better hard drive Maxtor D740X 80 Gb 7200 rpm ata or Seagate Barracuda V Sata 7200 rpm...........Any help which is more reliable.............Cheers Brian

Answer:Maxtor or Seagate

no contest, seagate barracuda V. sata drives are faster than ata drives. cant remember full specs, best to do a search on the web.

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A few days ago I tried transferring data from one of my external drives to another. Everything went fine at first but I noticed that the transfer rate was varying wildly and would sometimes come to a halt for awhile and then resume. When I tried transferring more files the behavior continued except that it now stops and the drive 'disappears' (is no longer recognized) by my computer. The external drive's blue light continues to blink although the file transfer stops. If I unplug the drive and wait a few minutes I am able to reconnect and the drive is recognized again but it repeats the behavior after a minute or so. The drive doesn't make any strange noises but seems to slow down prior to stopping. I'm trying to get as many of my files off of it before it stops working completely. Is there a fix out there?

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I dint what I did but there is a USB icon beside my Seagate hard drive in "my computer" is it something i should be concerned with

Thank you

Dan
 

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win 10 pro
attached a seagate barracude st3200826as drive (200gb) with my external usb adaptor
drive spins up and gives the new device beep but is not recognized as a drive
just a usb device, this would be a fat32 drive, its used and has been wiped
do I need possibly need different drivers?
I use this external usb connector all the time with ide and sata drives and the
disks come up all the time with my next available drive letter
when drives are recognized there is another (3rd) entry in the device panel for the drive

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

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Is there anywhere I could download iso file - Seagate Diagnostics for dos or linus and burn on cd or dvd?

The program so I can check for errors and fix them for Seagate Hard drives when it boots up on the DVD or CD rom drive..

Like they have for Life Guard Diagnostics for Western Digital hard drives.
Can I still use Life Guard Diagnostics for Seagate hard drives or are they only specific for scanning and fixing Western Digital Hard drives ?


Thanks

Answer:Seagate Diagnostics on cd or dvd

This guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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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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Basically I plugged my seagate into my playstation, and it got reformatted now it doesn't show up on my computer when plugged into my laptop. How do I go about reversing the reformate? Thanks.
 

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i recently ordered netflix with a dvr, the installer mentioned that many people use a dvr expander to add additional space for their hdd. is this possible? and how do i go about installing it?
 

Answer:seagate dvr expander as hdd

If you plan on connecting one to your DVR, you may want to check with your cable provider to make sure the DVR box has the ports turned on. I know one cable company that disables them. From what I can tell you would only need to plug the USB into the DVR USB port.

If it is your DVR, you might want to check with the manufacturer to make sure this feature would work for you. I would hate to see someone spend the money and find out the DVR is not capable of using it.
((I worked at an ISP for over 10 years and the USB feature was disabled.. lots of pissed of customers))
 

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Hi just bought a Seagate Freeagent Pro hard drive, i notice it runs very hot , is that normal for Seagate

Thank you

Dan
 

Answer:Seagate running hot

Hard drives do get hot, but the external ones generally don't get hot to the touch.
 

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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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Question: Seagate HD Problem

GCHA2I have recently acquired a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 drive Model No st380011A which I am trying to install it as a second drive on a PC running WIN 98SE. The drive is recognised correctly by the BIOS and shows as a Generic Drive Type 47 in Device Manager but does not show in My Computer as Drive D.What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Seagate HD Problem

Probably needs formattingType diskmgmt in the run boxcan you see the drive iin disk management (disk1)click the drive initalize and thn click and format

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i hope this is in the right place. 1 i need advice 2 i need help please. i've got a 1tb seagate usb sata and what i want to do is partition the hd and put windows 7 on it this is what i've got at the minute.
windows xp pro
in1t1gnrkbx 2gb ddr 333 05-51-93 of ram
motherboard p55800-vm\s
150gb hd with xp on it.
i need to format the usb drive because its got some stuff on it so what can i use to format it ?
i have x17-58996 windows 7 plus rufus v1.3.2 and dazs window loader. what i want to do is put windows 7 on the seagate and then be able to switch from xp to 7 and from 7 to xp i cannot put the harddrive in the tower thats why im going usb way if i can. i hope i've explained it right what i want to do. so can some1 please tell me how to do it please. i think ive got what i need if not what do i need i've tried to format the hd but it would not let me because it said it was in use but it was not.so can some1 tell me how to do it please. and if i have the wrong things what do i need if some1 can point me in the right direction i hope what i've put that some1 can understand what i want to do.

thank you.
 

Answer:seagate expansion 1tb usb

You cannot create a dual boot where one of the OSs is on a USB drive. You need to add a second internal drive or partition the existing one.
 

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Question: Seagate Manager

For several years, I used a Seagate External Drive and a program called Seagate Manger to backup my files each evening. I liked the system because it resulted in just one copy of all my files in C:. I could, at any time, go to the folder in C on the backup drive where my file resided, and find the latest copy of any file in my computer. If I did not increase the number of files on my hard drive, my backup file size did not increase.

When I received a new computer with Windows 10 on it, I was told that Seagate Manager would not work, and I would have to use Seagate Dashboard. The problem with Seagate Dashboard is that is does incremental backups each day. That means the backup files keep growing, and to find the latest copy of a given file I have to either know when it was last changed, or do a time-consuming search, since every day there is a new folder with those files that have been changed in the last 24 hours.

I decided to try an alternative solution: From my old Win 7 computer, I copied all the files and folders in the Seagate Manager folder in "Program files (x86)", put them on a flash drive and copied them to the Program files (x86) folder in my new Win 10 computer, hoping the program might work.

It does, but the starting window, where you pick the place to which you will back up files does not recognize my external hard drive.

I am wondering whether there are some dll files elsewhere in my old computer which I need to move and if so where, or is... Read more

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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 Trouble

I have a 500 GB Seagate Go external hard drive I have used for about a year. I have files and pictures saved to it that are not backed up anywhere else. Suddenly it has stopped working. When I plug it into my laptop I get a beeping noise for a short time and then it stops. In Device Manager it says it is not plugged in even when it is. Is there any way to fix this without losing my files and photos and without spending hundreds of dollars? I'm a beginner with these things so need to explain it to me so I understand what you are talking about. Thanks if you can help. Lesson learned about backing up backups! Hope I can get my files and photos back because I am heart sick at the thought I may have lost everything.
 

Answer:Seagate Trouble

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Hey all,
I thinking of getting an SSD or hybrid ssd to speed up my desktop this christmas. I don't need it for the storage space; im strictly thinking speed-wise.. app launching etc.
I can't afford much, so im debating between a Seagate Momentus XT and a typical SSD, prob around 40gb (just enough to put my OS and program files on it).
Any thoughts?
I don't want to spend too much money because my Mobo is SATA 3 capable, just waiting for prices to come down.
thanks,
*EQL*
 

Answer:Seagate Momentus XT or SSD??

Hi, I've has a Seagate Momentus Hybrid HD, in my laptop, since August. It boots up Windows Ultimate r32 bit OS really fast. 500gig in capacity.

Much cheaper than a full SSD drive. You will probably find that a 40 gig SSD ends up too small in capacity, and leaves little room for expansion.

Ultimately, of course, full SSD drives will become cheaper, or capacity will increase for the same price, but that is probably years off at the moment.

Remember, these drives are for laptops.

Some links to help you make up your mind.

http://windowssecrets.com/comp/101021
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3734/s...ood-hybrid-hdd
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=222813
http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_momentus_xt_review
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/laptops/laptop-hdd
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=223971

Some of the links repeat previous link info.

Google Search for lots more links at:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Seagate+Momentus&hl=en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=images

Hope these help you make up your mind.

Bazza

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Hey all,
I thinking of getting an SSD or hybrid ssd to speed up my desktop this christmas. I don't need it for the storage space; im strictly thinking speed-wise.. app launching etc.
I can't afford much, so im debating between a Seagate Momentus XT and a typical SSD, prob around 40gb (just enough ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Bad seagate drive? Need some help

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I am trying to repair it myself and was wondering if anyone could advise me out to dissasemble it. There is a small, 16th of an inch bolt aside from the 4 t6 screws that I need to get off. How do I do it? needle nose pliers?
 

Answer:Seagate Barracuda 3tb

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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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I recently backed up some file with Microsoft backup onto a CDRW disk. Little did
I know at the time; Microsoft backup does not support Cdr or cdrw media. Well my
data is non retrievable even with Backup Exec which is the follow on of MS Backup.
My question is: is there a way to get my files back by disassembling the file in
some other way than using the stupid software? I have tried the upgrade, the update,
Microsoft Tech support and a few other options. So far I have had no luck. Your help
would be greatly appreciated in this matter. Thank You.
 

Answer:MS BACKUP (SEAGATE)

I received your e-mail as well. You should be able to use the same version of MS Backup on the same PC to restore your files from your CD-RW. Because using a product like DirectCD makes the CD-RW appear as a hard drive to MS-Backup. The keys are using the same PC, CD-RW, CD-RW software, and version of MS Backup. I do not think you can use Backup Exec, the backup file format may be different. Also did you close the CD-RW disk? Not all CD-RW drives and CD-RW software use the same format and sometimes the head alignment may vary from CD-RW drive to drive. Good luck.

[Edited by Dan O on 03-15-2001 at 11:10 AM]
 

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OK I had a thread in Viruses and Malware that was started with this,
I ran Combofix and now I can't open my computer or programs fold etc. it says no such interface supported. I should also add that even though it won't let me double click and open folders on my desktop it will allow me to left click and open them.

This topic culminated into this,
Lets check the disk.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Click on Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt​
Select Command Prompt
In the command window type the following command and press Enter:
<b>CHKDSK C: /R​</b>
It should take a while.
Let me know the outcome.
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I dismounted ran CHKDSK/R and when it made it to 3 of 4 and got to about 20746 of 33400 of that file it froze. I kept it running for like an hour at 20746 of 33400 with no change. In fact I say about 20746 to 33400, but I know 20746 is the exact number because I watched it on and off for 45 minutes or so to see... Read more

Answer:I need to find out if my if my Seagate HD is bad.

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Question: Seagate Backup

We are running a Windows NT 4.0 Server and we have backups scheduled to run every night using Seagate Backup Software. They have been working fine up until 2 nights ago. The backups are still pending when I get in the next morning. Anyway, I don't think it is the Tape drive because we just got a new one about 3 months ago. Besides that I cancel the pending job and start it manually and it works. An error message shows up in our Event Viewer in Windows NT and tell me that "The driver detected a controller error on \device\tape0" I have even tried putting a brand new tape in the drive and it still happens.
 

Answer:Seagate Backup

If you're getting a controller error. Try uninstalling the BU software and reinstalling it. It sounds like "the scheduler" portion became corrupted.
 

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Hello! T61 7664-18G + ST9500420ASG: it will work or not? Thanks!  PS: yeah, it is a short message, who cares?   













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Answer:T61 + Seagate = Love or War?

as long as its 2.5 inch format and 9.5 mm in thickness then it will work. 

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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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Question: Maxtor or seagate

HelloI am faced with purchasing a new hard drive, it will be either a maxtor or a seagate. Maxtor I know, as I have had two of them.But what about seagate, is this of similar quality to the maxtor.Your thoughts would be welcomThank youRichard

Answer:Maxtor or seagate

They are the same company now.

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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 jumpers?

I have a seagate st3640323as 640 GB drive. I'm trying to determine if my problem is the drive or my motherboard.

I can't find the jumpers on the drive or what they should be set to. :cry
 

Answer:Seagate jumpers?

See this article.

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=182435
 

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Just installed a new Seagate HDD. I now have two HDDs installed. I want to copy everything from the old one (including Windows) onto the new one. the old one is partitioned into three, two NTFS and a FAT 32 Recover partition. I'm using the Seagate DiscWizard software that came bundled with the new HDD. It has separate options for partitioning and copying. Do I have to partition the new HDD before copying everything, or will it do this automatically? The old drive is 60GB, whereas the new one is 160GB.

Answer:Seagate HDD question

XXCOPY wil do it click here check the list on the left at the top

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hi, as a lot will know my laptops HDD slid off down the kermit yesterday, had it a while and can not find the receipt, i realize it is not the end of the world, but i thought i would email seagate, had a reply back asking me to get in touch with another Seagate dept, just wondered if anyone else had, "if it should come to it" sent a drive back to them, bearing in mind they seem to be in the USA..thanks

Answer:returning a HDD to Seagate?

Weigh up the cost. Post and packaging each way, then possible tax duties on top.If it is returned faulty, what then?.Is there no way you can solve this problem in the UK!.

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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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It works on my computer (XP), but when put on my brother's computer (with vista) it does not get assigned a letter. I've read every posting about this I can find on google, even tried a couple of programs designed to assign letters to USB devices and neither worked. It shows up in device manager fine, but when I go to disk manager it doesn't allow me to change the letter.

It doesn't give me the option at all. It's partitioned into two partitions and when I click on them it gives me the option but it's grayed out so I can't click it. Grrr!

The computer has 2 internal HDD, 3 DVD drives, and 4 removable HD in it. I changed the 3 DVD drives to X, Y, and Z, one of the internal HDD from D to W, and the 4 removable ones to P, Q, R, and S. Then I reinstalled the external HDD. Still nothing.

There are no network drives at all. And I assume it's the admin login because it's the only user set up.

Anyone have ANY ideas???
 

Answer:Seagate USB HDD not showing up

First, See How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers
 

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