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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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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My 3TB seagate external hard drive fell of my 12" high pc onto wooden flooring and now has stopped working, is there anyway to fix it?

Every time I plug it in it sounds like it is starting up but then it sounds like it power downs after 5 seconds or so. The weird thing is that as soon as it fell to the ground I immediately checked ...
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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 B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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How fast to backup a 2TB hard drive to a local backup drive?

How long will it take to create a full backup (a mirror image) from a 2TB hard drive on my computer to a 4TB Seagate backup drive via a USB3.0 cable? Are there any other variables here? Thanks.
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Is buying a used SSD a good idea? [closed]

For my laptop, I want to purchase an SSD, clone my existing 750 GB HDD onto it, place the SSD in the primary bay and replace my DVD drive with a caddy that can hold my old 750 GB HDD. My first thought ...
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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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Hard disk heating and noise issue on Seagate ST500LM000

I have recently got a brand new Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive. My old traditional hard disk just failed in my Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop, so I decided to use this SSHD in my laptop. I ...
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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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What exact changes Seagate HDD firmware version CC49 brings over version CC34?

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 ...
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External hard disk not working in windows 8

I am unable to access my external hard disk of seagate in windows 8. It is a company laptop and i am logging from admin account. Model: HP (Elite Book 8470P) I can see both drives when ever i plug ...
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3TB Seagate Barracuda causing freezing

Hi I have bought a brand new 3TB Seagate hard drive. I tried to copy data from my older hard drives to the new one, but it always stops copying selected data set after some time and the file manager ...
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Seagate External USB 3.0 HDD doesn't register when connected?

I've got a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive that I use for backups. I previously had issues with USB ports not supplying sufficient power to the drive, but that was ...
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Is there a way to disable power management on a Seagate ST2000DM001 harddrive completely?

After I bring my Seagate ST2000DM001 harddrive offline using Diskpart, then spin it down using HDDScan for Windows 3.3, and then finally disable its device driver using DevCon so that AFAIK no ...
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Seagate 3TB drive not showing up in Device Manager in Windows

Context My aunt gave me a 3TB Seagate external USB drive for Christmas. It takes a little jiggling (power cycle) to work on my Mac, where it shows up as a perfectly functional NTFS partition, but in ...
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Drive not detected in Windows 7 but Ubuntu detects it

I recently bought a Seagate Expansion 3TB (STBV3000300) external hard drive and tried running it on my computer with Windows 7 installed on it. It is not being detected by the computer. I tried ...
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Repair BAD Sectors or Buy a new HDD? [closed]

I have a Seagate internal hard disk drive. I recently opened up my laptop [Dell Inspiron N5010] [Warranty has expired], cleaned it and it worked normally after waking up from hibernation. However, ...
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USB HD Freezes Windows Explorer

I recently purchased a "Seagate STBX1000200 1TB Expansion 2.5 inch External Hard Drive". It has been working without problems until recently. When i plug the device into a USB port the device is ...
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Windows 7 sata disk not recognized after wake up from sleep state

My windows 7 x64 PC/server worked fine until I installed a brand new seagate SATA hard disk (2 TB). My first disk was a IDE Maxtor (250 GB). I tried to use it as a secondary drive leaving the maxtor ...
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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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Seasgate GoFlex NAS + Horrible Speed = Bad Experience

I am having issues with transfer speeds from my desktop PC to my NAS. I have my NAS hooked up to a Gigabit Gateway as well as my Desktop with Cat 5e. I see up to 4.0 MB/Second Transfer Rates, the ...
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Seagate external hard drive shortcut issue

I have a Seagate external hard drive which normally works perfectly fine. When I plug it in and try to open it, all my folders show as shortcuts. When I attempt to open the shortcuts, it tells me: ...
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1TB HDD making strange noise (not a common one)

I built a new PC some days ago, and everything seems perfect, except that the 1 TB HDD I cloned from my old 500 GB HDD is making a deep weird sound. First of all, every time I access the disk, I hear ...
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Hard Drive checking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a slow hard drive? I have a SeaGate drive and I ran the long and short generic tests and they passed. However, the system still seems slow after a ...