02-17-2008 06:35 AM - edited 02-17-2008 06:36 AM
03-28-2008 07:38 AM
03-28-2008 08:49 PM - edited 03-28-2008 08:54 PM
03-29-2008 07:51 AM
I have gotten used (on my personal machine) to doing this as part of the power-up routine. After that it works fine.
timothyjkolb wrote ( 02-02-2008 11:25 PM):
I repeatedly tried several things, but powering the drive up AFTER booting seems to be the only way to get consistent recognition.
Both drives have functioned as I'd expect as long as I don't give them power until the computer being used has completely booted.
It's annoying, but it works.
I've been kind of a hard-core Seagate guy for years. I just don't expect weird problems with stuff that says "Seagate" on it...it's unnerving.
03-30-2008 04:15 PM
03-31-2008 06:10 AM
04-08-2008 11:30 AM
12-10-2008 02:59 PM
I Have had the very same problems,and when it happened to me, i couldnt believe it.
I think i have found out what the problem is, but i might have another problem with the POWER BUTTON, that supposedly glows, and is TOUCH SENSITIVE. Either it was a prank by my brother-In-Law, or it was because of something i did, i cant tell, BUT the answer to everybody's question i think has to do with the EXCHANGEABLE --> USB 2.0 + ESATA interface on the bottom of the drive. If you Hit the bottom of the drive like doctors do too newborns, it seems to fix the problem. There is a screw on the bottom that is silver and doesnt tighten up too tightly in the first place. If you buy the firewire interface, this is how you would install it, via this screw. I think the CHINESE didnt have the right kind of tool required to accurately tighten the screw that is most likely loose upon shipment to the vendors. BGut even i had a heard time with it because the flat head screw isnt threaded all the way, and the top of the screw doesnt have a deep enouph cut in it for most "flat head" screwdrivers to tighten and loosen it.
You have to make sure that the interchangable plastic casing is pushed all the way into the IDE looking interface underneath, that it connects too. You will see what i mean by unscrewing the screw and taking out the interface. But dont get too curious and start prying at the base, because i have heard that there is no way to get it open safely (so as too fix the power button-in my case) without breaking anything.
I didnt even know about this special design until a few days ago, and i had the drive for about a year now. You WILL notice that even with the screw all the way in, the interface just doesnt like being flush with the base and plugged into the connector there. Remeber this new design was made so that the drive could support future interfaces, so SEAGATE really is the pioneers of the external drive market right now.
01-14-2009 08:36 PM
similiar problem. BUT SOLVED!!!
let me go thru my situation first to let u guys judge if it's the same issue.
01-19-2009 06:13 PM - edited 01-19-2009 06:29 PM
something's not right here.
i run into this problem every now & then. it's becoming more frequent everytime i plug into the next PC.
it's just so not right to go thru the chkdsk /f routine so frequently.
right now, i'm getting this message:-
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
Correcting cross-link for file 8.
An unspecified error occurred.
anyone knows the cause of the problem here?