01-20-2009 07:58 AM - edited 01-20-2009 08:01 AM
at wit's end now. chkdsk /f can't work anymore. tried Partition Table Doctor to rebuilt table, fix mbr, fixboot... etc. still not working. maybe have to do a surface test (long process) before a sleep and let it run.
seagate manager disk test says to return it.
so i might be getting a lemon. this is so wrong of seagate eventhrough they'll do a 1to1. i lost all my data for trusting seagate??!! and all i got is hours wasted and a round trip to the reseller plus a new disk which i dun think i'll trust anymore.
....words can't express what i feel right now. really disappointed with seagate product. think the policy should be for every disk damage due to manufacturer's fault that's return, we should at least get back the next bigger capacity. i lost all by data for crying out loud!
02-14-2009 05:01 PM
We generally buy external hard drives to backup data.
This means the drive needs to be reliable.
Failing after a month is not reliable and judging from this forum and other sources on the internet my experience isn't unusual.
Just wish I'd researched the product better before wasting my time and money on it.
Don't think I'll even bother returning the product as I wouldn't trust the replacement.
My 1st and last Seagate product.
03-02-2009 09:02 PM
i agreed. reliablity is a must. to wrap up this saga, i'll briefly tell my story.
since chkdsk /f can't work anymore, and i'd basically given up hope to make it readable anymore. So i tried to at least recover my data thru some data recovery software. during the scan, these some bad sector found. then the program hanged. i even left it running overnite.
one last attempt. i tried to boot into XP recovery console. chkdsk no luck. but i managed to fixboot. run fixmbr but nothing happened. but now i can rebuilt the folder tree list using the software. all the files are visible. next is the tedious and time consuming step to copy each & every file out.
i just logged in & printed a return order form. i'll dump this thing back to them & get a new drive..... hopefully i can find a buyer & get the cash to buy something more reliable.
let me know if you are in the same situation as me & hopefully i can help squeeze whatever data u got trapped in this silly little box.
Godspeed to all of you.
03-10-2009 05:16 PM
Decided to return my 'seagate freeagent go' to retailer after it failed after just over a month.
Insisted on a refund as an unreliable drive is almost worthless to me.
I quoted The Sales of Goods Act etc. and the retailer has given me a full refund.
Now I can use the money to buy a hard drive I can trust to put my data on and put this bad experience behind me.
03-11-2009 03:25 AM
05-06-2009 05:00 AM
This is the second time this has happened on my Freeagent 500gb drive.
You can get all your data back by using GetDataBack for NTFS
But it will take about 7 hours :-(
I have the program working on the drive again right now.
You can see an image of the recovery software in action here
I just now took the image
Because of the unreliability of the drive I now only use it to
record HuffyYUV video files captured by my PVR card.
I'm recovering some movies I recorded from TCM a few days ago.
05-06-2009 05:25 PM
10-21-2010 12:53 PM
Oh Thank Heaven (this is NOT a commercial for 7-11)...
I really hate it when I have a computer problem and need a solution and go to Google it only to find out that my problem is not as rare as I thought it was but instead of finding a solution, I find 23 dozen other 'I had the same issue' posts.... This is NOT one of those... well it is, but, WITH A TWIST!
I searched and searched and searched on drivers for my FreeAgent GO 500GB and 250GB USB drives. Couldn't find them anywhere... For reasons I can't really go into, I don't have 'you can go anywhere you want online' access... so not getting the 'You Cannot Go To This Site' message is a task all by itself...
After doing everything but dancing the jig, I found out, quite by accident, how to fix this isse... And, now that I know how, it's REALLY simple....
Right Mouse Click = MY COMPUTER
Under 'Storage' Click 'Disk Management'
With your drive (obviously) plugged in, find your drive.
Assign it a drive letter and Seagate Manager will now show you the drive, it's capacity and usage, and you'll be able to get to the drive from 'Explorer'...
Good luck - and, you're welcome!