Seagate Technology is an American manufacturer of hard disks and tape drives, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.

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External hard drive returns a “The semaphore timeout period has expired.” error

I haven’t used my pretty much full 2TB external hard drive in a few months and wanted to grab some movies off it. But when I plug it into my laptop it either won’t show up in my computer or it shows ...
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Seagate 2TB external hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

I have a Seagate 2TB external hard drive connected to my machine but this does not show up in Disk Management once I'm in Windows. I have tried this on both my desktop machine and my laptop. Any ...
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Seagate external hard disk cannot format and can not show in computer

I formatted my seagate external hard disk with NTFS using Ubuntu Disk Utility. After that it is bricked, and now I cannot see it as a hard disk in mac /ubuntu /windows, the device can be detected by ...
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3TB seagate external hard drive not working after upgrade to windows 8.1

i have a 3TB Seagate external Hard drive that worked perfectly with windows 8, as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8.1 the hard drive was no longer recognized. There is power to the hard drive, it shows ...
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How Do I Get My Seagate Harddrive To Show Up In SeaTools Using A USB To SATA Adaptor

Application Being Used: SeaTools For Windows Hard Drive Model: ST320005 42AS Interface: USB-To-SATA Adaptor I keep running into an issue when trying to use SeaTools from Seagate. I have a USB to ...
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Hard drive Seagate Momentus with noise during the loading OS phase (recording inside)

As background information, I own a Packard Bell with 2 hard drives Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB with dual boot on the 1st one with Windows et Linux Mint. Before loading GRUB, it produces this ...
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Cannot access Seagate Central 4TB NAS from Windows 8.1 laptop

I cannot access the Seagate Central 4TB NAS from my Windows 8.1 laptop. It sees that it is there, but then a window displays with the message: Windows cannot access Seagate-XXXXX. Error code: ...
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Seagate HDD makes strange sound while idling every minute or so (audio inside)

It's this exact sound most of the times but it sometimes can do other similar but less distinctive soft clicking sounds aswell (also while idling only). It's a brand new drive (3.5'', 1TB). The SMART ...
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Will spanning my drives format them both in Windows 7?

I have currently got a Seagate 1TB hard drive (not in use) and the WD 4TB hard drive (in use). The WD hard drive has just failed and I am getting it replaced. I wish to use 'spanning' to combine the ...
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Cannot write to Seagate Slim drive from iPhone

I have installed everything needed for my Seagate Slim drive on my new MacBook Pro and iPhone. When I try to transfer photos from my iPhone to the Seagate drive, I get a message stating cannot write ...
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Seagate Dashboard 3 isn't showing latest backups

I have a 3TB Backup Plus Desktop (Windows) and I'm trying to restore my files into a custom folder on a new computer (Windows 8.1). The files were backed up on the drive from an older Windows 7 ...
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Seagate external hard drive starts then stops

I have a 4TB Seagate external drive that stopped working when it was incorrectly ejected from Mac. Since then won’t appear on Mac or Windows machine except as a drive visible in disc utility (Mac) and ...
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Why is my 500GB Seagate HDD showing only 54MB?

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Question: I have a PC with two HDD's - this machine was previously owned by a company selling off their equipment so it is not brand new. The first HDD ( my C drive) ...
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Faulty hard drive: does cold help or it is my imagination?

My Seagate HDD failed last week. It has 3 partitions: 1 Linux, 1 windows, and 1 for data. I was working in Linux and suddenly when I was saving a text file the system complained saying the filesystem ...
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Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb HDD 7200.11 Unresponsive

I have a Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb HDD 7200.11 that i put in an external case. I was using it on an XP desktop, ubuntu laptop and windows 7 laptop. One day my computers stopped recognizing it. ubuntu ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive, when I first installed it I made it compatible with both windows and mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. But for some reason it works very well with ...
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Laptop Harddisk not working

I have a segate hard disk (Laptop HD). Which stopped working unexpectedly. I just Google'd and tried few thinks to get it to work. But nothing seems to be happening. I tried connecting the HD to my ...
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I can copy a file from my NAS but not watch it

I have a cheap embedded linux NAS (a Seagate Central.) The device is certainly underpowered, but it's not entirely useless. One thing that bugs me is that I can reliably copy a 300MB AVI file to my ...
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How to get Seagate 4TB(ST4000DM000) to work on new computer?

I moved my Seagate 4 TB disk to a new computer, I have installed intel rapid storage technology and I have installed the Seagate tools, I can see my disk in both Intel's software as well as in ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable drive can't be found on my computer

I'm trying to recover/troubleshoot my external hard drive (Seagate Backup Plus), for some reason it had just stop working. I'm on OSX and trying to troubleshoot it using my Windows XP running on ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows ...
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External Seagate does not working anymore

A Seagate (500 GB) hard drive was working very well some days ago, I went to my friend and tried to transfer a 23-gigabyte game but while the transformation process the first 200-300 MB went well then ...
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OS X Hard drive recovery

I am trying to recover data from a bad Seagate 1TB hard drive in a 2010 iMac. One day the iMac wouldn't boot (stuck at gray screen on startup). I removed the hard drive from the iMac and connected it ...
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Will hard disks go bad if not used? (Not connected)

I have a Seagate hard drive that I purchased in 2011, but not even taken out of its original packaging. This one was to be used as a spare disk, in case one of two similar drives in my RAID enclosure ...
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Seagate 2TB HDD Not Showing up in BIOS

I have a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD that a friend gave me to try and do some data restoration on but I am running into some strange issues. First off, the drive still spins up when you apply power. ...
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What HDD diagnostic tool to trust?

I recently purchased external HDD (Samsung M3 Portable External Drive 1TB). I run basic diagnostic tests with SeaTools for Windows and unfortunately Short DST and Short Generic tests fail. I then ...
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Seatools fatal error at when reaching ATA step

I have a ST9500325AS Seagate HDD in my Lenovo laptop. I tried using two HDD tools for educational purposes; ATAPW and MHDD, and I tried to be very careful in my approach. I first opened MHDD.exe via ...
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Seagate Constellation ES does not recognize my USB 3.0

I recently replaced the HD in my computer with the Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA and after re-installing Windows 7 Ultimate and also all the motherboard (Gigabyte) ...
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Seagate Momentus HD crash. How to recover?

I have an Alienware M11x R3 that had a hard drive crash the other day. I replaced the Seagate Momentus 750 GB 7200 RPM drive with a WD 1 TB drive from Best Buy (as I was in a hurry). I used a ...
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Hard Drives and types — What makes them so different?

7200RPM WD Blacks are designed to be faster then WD Blues/Greens. They are the same speed, same cache, etc., what really makes them actually faster? Does it have to do with spin up/down speeds or ...
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HDD Broken? Windows prompts to initialize the disk

I have Seagate Barracuda 2tb hard disk which has been working happily in a NAS for a year or so. Unfortunately the disk now appears to be broken as the NAS doesn't recognise it. I've tried plugging ...
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external seagate drive clicking every now and then

Well, I am backing my data up and I hear a slight two tone click every now and then. Is that normal? I am using a 1TB backup plus. I can't remember ever hearing that before but I rarely use this ...
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Why will my Seagate drive only boot off its USB 3.0 interface and not its Thunderbolt interface?

Jump to the bottom to see a refinement to this question. I have a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac 3-Terabyte drive. I use it with both OSX 10.9.1 Time Machine hourly and Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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The folders on my Seagate backup hardrives have been changed to shortcuts and no computer I plug them into can access the files

While using my Seagate backup hard drives, my Webroot anti-virus detected and cleaned some type of computer malware I encountered. Afterward the folders on the external hard drives have been changed ...
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Seagate expansion 1TB USB 3.0 on USB 2.0

I'd like to buy this drive (Seagate 1TB Expansion USB 3.0), but I have USB 2.0 only. Do I need an external power supply? Will 500mA of USB 2.0 be sufficient?
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Seagate HDD successfully boots a to a new Windows 7 installation but wont boot a new Linux installation?

I have wanted to install Linux (specifically Linux mint x64 maya) on an older Seagate HDD (Model: ST3160812AS, Serial: 5LSDP211, Firmware: 3.AAE) I had acquired. With various Linux distributions ...
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How to control Seagate external drive power options

I have a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive. I want to control the drive power options to have it turn off after a period of time, and have installed the Seagate Dashboard app just to set the power ...
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How do I take full ownership of all files on a BlackArmor 440 NAS?

I have a Seagate BlackArmor 440 NAS. I am accessing it as the administrator on a Windows 7 machine. When I try to change permissions on a folder on the NAS I am denied with the following message: An ...
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How to access files stored on tape drive?

Helping a friend with accessing an old backup file (circa 2000) of some ProTools sessions provided by a recording studio on DAT-style data tapes. He has the tapes, and a Seagate STD 124000N SCSI tape ...
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Hard disk failure is imminent [duplicate]

I have a seagate 320 GB hdd on my linux machine. From a week, SMART utility has been warning me to backup as the disk failure is imminent. Report failed on the "Bad sectors attribute" which is ...
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Seagate Backup Plus drive 1.5TB is now 4GB, missing whole drive

I have a 1.5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive that somehow is only reporting 4GB in pretty much every system util I can find (Windows Disk Management, TestDisk, GParted, etc.) The 4GB size is ...
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How can I access the data on this Seagate dying HDD?

It seems my main disk was dying and eventually, Windows displayed a message to immediately reboot into recovery, make a full backup and replace the HDD. I turned the computer off and plugged the HDD ...
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HDPARM Keeps giving Input/Output Error

I've been trying to set the password on my Seagate drive: sudo hdparm --user-master m --security-set-pass pwd /dev/sda I get Issuing SECURITY_SET_Pass command, password="pwd", user=master, ...
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Why is smartmontools advising me to upgrade Seagate ST31000528AS firmware version CC34 to CC49?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS. smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where ...
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Can't get Seagate Seatools to work

I have a Seagate 1Tb. HD set up as my boot drive, and according to its SMART parameters, it's starting to fail: the "Reallocated sectors count" is at 458 (and has been increasing for the last months), ...
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Seagate Expansion power cable

I have a seagate expansion hard drive, the previous version. I lost my power cable. I'm from Sweden, and I can't find it (unless I ship it for $50). Maybe I can find the correct name of the power ...
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blinking external hard drive

I dropped my Seagate external hard drive not so high probably around 1 to 1.5 foot and now I cannot access it, what it does is it just keeps on blinking. Any ideas how do I troubleshoot it? It's ...
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Cannot access 3TB Barracuda after moving from internal SATA to external USB

I have a very similar problem to Matt's problem here. I had 2 Barracuda XT 3TB SATA drives in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I sold the PC but kept the drives and bought a USB 3.0 ...
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Difference between bad block, bad sector and bad cluster? repairing

So recently my system (win7 64) started running strange. Open file dialog broken, random service crashes, . Throughout the day the system was getting less and less stable until continuous blue screens ...
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Transfer files between two NAS units on same network

So I have two Seagate BlackArmor 400 NAS units and I want to transfer a lot of files from one to the other. I can access both through a browser GUI and also are the shares I want to transfer between ...