01-05-2009 06:03 PM - edited 01-05-2009 06:35 PM
I am getting Delayed Write Failures and $Mft errors about 5 seconds after attaching a BRAND NEW drive to my PC. I exchanged said drive, brought the new one home, tried it on a PC that already has another smaller Seagate in it and it worked. I attached it to my PC and BOOM! Same issue. The partition is corrupted and useless on ANY PC until the drive is reformatted.
The first occurrence broke down as follows:
Now, the second drive.
What is wrong with my computer that makes it incapable of having an external attached? Is there a solution? I will have to return this drive as well and seek a drive from another company if this cannot be fixed.
I would give you the model number, but the page on this site that tells me how to find said number is ACCESS DENIED for me.
EDIT: Additional info: This is the drive AFTER it is on my PC, on my laptop.
01-06-2009 07:42 AM
Hmm. Looks like it could be a driver issue. When you get that message if the drive shuts off it could be a power issue with the strip you have it plugged into or outlet. The last thing would be a usb controller problem. This would be easily fixed with a new usb controller. Look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
its a 11 dollar fix if it is the controller.
01-06-2009 02:11 PM
01-10-2009 03:22 PM
I wish I could help you on this one, but I just wanted to chime in that I'm here looking for the exact same fix.
I tried the drive on 3 different computers; all come up with a drive with no space (0 bytes).
SeaTools errored out horribly when I tried to run tests on it. And where yours gave a drive name of garbage characters; mine flat out says nothing.
I just moved my 300gb iTunes library on it.. and I really don't want to lose it all!!!
01-11-2009 04:16 PM - edited 01-11-2009 08:16 PM
I have the same problem with an external 1.5TB drive I purchased earlier this week. I did not have the error at first, but then I had a network transfer died out, and it had the problem ever since, even after restarts. I tried different power strips, different USB ports, and a powered USB hub.
Windows does not see the drive in Disk Management either, and none of the Seagate test work either.
Is there possibly a firmware update, ala the 1.5TB drive issue that I'd read about a few months back
Update: Connected to my newer laptop (both USB 2.0), and it scans just fine. Will leave it connected overnight to see if it's a heat problem. Also, first computer with the issues has had many external hard drives connected to it with no problems other than this one. Perhaps this could be an issue with the USB-SATA enclosure?
01-12-2009 03:38 AM
I gave up and returned it while I still had time to. Might have been an issue with the size of the partition, but then why did it work on a nearly identical PC without ANY issue?
Oh well, no longer my issue. I decided from all I was finding on it that even if I got it working it was not worth it. Acording to much of what I read, if one little thing goes wrong, it all gets wiped.
01-12-2009 02:22 PM
01-12-2009 02:54 PM
I returned it for a refund. After the first exchange failed I was a bit mift with the prospect of it working.
Have you tried making some smaller partitions on the drive? I think that might work, but I was not in the mood to try anything again.
01-12-2009 03:54 PM
Well, I did an overnight scan for disk errors on my computer that works, and now have reconnected to the computer that had issues with the drive before. It doesn't have the error message popping up. I set the sleep timer to 3 minutes, as while the drive is shared via the network and files are referenced by multiple programs, I do not actually access it all that often.
So I'll see if errors reoccur after switching back to the old computer.