09-08-2009 07:35 AM
For some reason downloading FA software solved my other issues: when waking from sleep or rebooting
Snow Leopard 10.6 wouldn't recognize the drive and it would never go into sleep mode. Now it's working like it should.
10-25-2009 02:32 PM
I've tried running my Freeagent 1TB via Airport Extreme as it has the functionality to operate external drives as Network drives. However, the Freeagent unmounts everytime it sleeps, meaning it's use, particularly for Time Machine back-ups, is almost useless. The power management functions on the Mac don't work for drives connected via Airport Extreme.
Surely a small tweak to the Mac software to give it the same functionality as it's MS partner isn't too much to ask?
02-11-2010 02:48 PM - edited 02-11-2010 02:56 PM
suggested patch link does not work....
PLEASE HELP ME!
i have lots of data on my Seagate FreeAgent-Go 250HD that i've been using on my old PC.
after my PC got a trojan that killed the MS operating system, i got a new macbook (with snow leopard OS).
now i need the backup data on the seagate, but the mac doesn't see the drive when i plug it into the UBS, even though the seagate indicators light up for a few seconds (and then either goes to sleep, or kills the indicators).
this drive has worked perfectly for months with my PC, but i can't seem to get it to work on the mac.
i've looked for the drive in the mac's Disk Utiltiy, but it doesn't show up.
i found this thread which it seems to offer a solution, using the posted patch, but when i link there the page says:
Error 404--Not Found From RFC 2068 Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1: 10.4.5 404 Not Found
The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.
If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 403 (Forbidden) can be used instead. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address.
02-12-2010 06:46 AM - edited 02-13-2010 03:10 PM
everrest - thank you for that. in all my reading in this forum, i never realized i needed a mac utility just to read it. (i'm not a mac person either...)
i checked out the Paragon software but really didn't want to have to buy it to just transfer data once, so instead i spent time with mac support and discovered that the problem was with the USB cord between the Seagate and the laptop.
a faulty cord caused the drive to remain invisible.
once i replaced that everything transferred simply and smoothly. it couldn't have been easier.
the fact is that a mac can read PC data without any problem at all.
04-10-2010 03:51 AM
Continuing the issue, my FreeAgent Xtreme 1500 drive goes to sleep and it takes too long to wake it up. It eventually does wake up but I can't get by with the delays of it sleeping and waking up. I downloaded a MAC version of FreeAgent Tools for my Xtreme 1500 (I found it by looking on a German overclocker's website... there wasn't a single working link for the MAC archive/zip it on Seagate's support/download website, for example not on the page FreeAgent Family Downloads). After install and reboot, it doesn't appear that the FreeAgent Tools program on the MAC has any features for adjusting the drive's internal sleep mode setting. I am running MAC OS 10.4.11 right now. Unchecking the MAC OS system pref->energy saver-> sleep tab->'Put the hard disk to sleep when possible' box has no effect on my external Seagate drive. I have it cabled via firewire. Somewhere I read that if I cable it via USB it might honor the MAC's system prefs setting. That seems absurd so I'm hoping someone here happens to know how to modify the drive's settings.
There are some FLASH tutorials on seagate.custkb.com selfservice website for running Seagate Manager on windows. One is http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/
In that tutorial, there is a completely different screen than the FreeAgent Tools app I downloaded. The app I installed has a Uilities tab, but no sleep mode setting adjustments on that utilities page. The tutorial also refers to the tools as 'data mover', and there is a data mover pdf in the .zip archive I downloaded, but no application or dmg or other file referring to 'data mover'.
Does a port of Seagate Manager demoed in the tutorial run on MAC 10.4.11 or other? If so where to download it? If not, is there any other way to modify or use the drive on a MAC so it doesn't go to sleep?