09-26-2010 04:36 PM
I was using GoFlex Desk Replica (2TB) and trying to get the full system recovery from my last backup. I followed the instruction and used the recovery CD. All the events happen OK until I have been asked to select the Replica. I can see it with a Protected symbol. And when the mouse was placed over it, it displayed " this replica is write protected. In order to use it make it writable"
So I cannot do anything beyond this point and helpless. What I can do to recover my system and files
09-28-2010 12:14 PM
I'm having the exact same problem. Someone please help. Until a fix is posted here, I cannot access my email to get email support.
12-07-2010 10:49 PM
I'm having the same problem. My hard drive had to be replaced and I'm trying to restore my files but when the backup program asks you to select a drive, it says the Seagate replica drive is write protected and that I need to unprotected it. I have not see any replies to this post. Need help. Thanks!
02-15-2011 04:32 AM
The GoFlex Desk drive should be write protected during recovery so that it isn't overwriten. Here are the System Recovery instructions from the Help file. Are you following them exactly?
To perform a full hard disk recovery, follow these steps:
1. Replace the malfunctioning hard disk with a new hard disk according to the hardware instructions.
2. Insert your Replica CD-ROM, or the updated CD-ROM you made in "Creating an Updated CD-ROM for Hard Disk Recovery", into the CD-ROM drive as follows:
Turn on the power to the computer long enough to open the CD-ROM drive and insert the Replica CD-ROM.
Close the CD-ROM drive.
Turn off the power to the computer.
3. Connect Replica to the computer USB port.
4. Turn on the power to your computer. The computer should start and boot from the Replica CD-ROM. If it does not, you may need to make changes to the system BIOS to permit booting the computer from the CD-ROM. See the documentation for your computer for detailed instructions on how to do this.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the recovery software. You must select a recovery point, which is typically the date of the most recent backup. Replica restores your entire computer onto the new hard disk, exactly as it was at the selected backup time.
Caution: Do not interrupt the recovery process. It is likely to take several hours. Replica will prompt you when your system has been recovered.
6. Once Replica has recovered your computer on the new hard drive, it will automatically resume continuous backup of your computer.
03-25-2011 05:28 PM
This happens when you don't safely disconnect the drive from your computer. This means if you disconnect the drive from your computer without turning it off first, the seagate replica locks or becomes write protected.
To unlock it or make it writable, you have to plug the drive into another running computer, then shut that computer off and then disconnet the seagate drive form that computer. This will unlock the seagate replica drive. You will now be able to select it as you go through the restore process on your other computer
08-09-2011 07:03 PM
this may or may not solve this specific problem, but if the info i'm about to give had been in this thread, it would have saved me hours.. good luck
I didn't have to reboot or anything and it worked for me.
get an administrator CMD prompt
type "list volume"
type "select volume x" where x is the locked drive
type "attributes disk" - see if readonly
if true, type "attributes disk clear readonly"
type "attributes volume" - see if readonly
if true, type "attributes volume clear readonly"