01-09-2012 06:12 PM
Hello, I've been having a problem with my external hard drive, which I bought around 7 months ago.
It worked perfectly for 5 months, then on the sixth month whenever I connected it to my HP laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate, an error message appeared saying the disk would work better if formatted, but I already had a lot of data in it, so I chose not to format it. About 3 weeks ago, when I plugged it in my laptop, it wouldn't show on my desktop or my computer. I went to My Devices and it was shown as USB 2.0, but it wasn't manageable, I couldn't open it, etc.
I now possess a MacBook Pro with Lion OS X, and the same problem persists. When I connect it to the Macbook a windows appears telling me it can't be used with this computer, I've tried the troubleshooting solutions concerning Mac, and it still doesn't work. Disk Utility recognises it as Seagate USB ......, but its still can't be managed.
Since then I've tried every possible solution shown in troubleshooting, and none of them have worked.
Can someone please tell me what to do, or if I have a way to at least erase my data, it's really personal.
01-11-2012 06:54 AM
Try following the instructions provided here to see if the drive will be accessible in your Mac OS at that point:
Let me know how that works out for you.
01-11-2012 04:26 PM
It didn't work, but thankas anyway.
PS. The first computer was a laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate, I sold it and bought MacBook Pro13‘‘.
Worked for a while in Windows 7, started getting an error but it was still usable. Then it stopped working (my Windows 7 laptop detected it only as ''USB 2.0'') Switched to Mac OS X Lion, and still not working.
When I connect it to my macbook I get a window which says-
The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer/ With options Initialize.../Ignore/Eject
Disk Utility detects it, but I can't access it
01-12-2012 06:34 PM
Does this thing frequently happens with the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex? I'm just getting worried as the same thing. I chose Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex after I had read a review from http://www.solidstateharddrivereview.org/seagate-f