03-10-2009 06:20 PM
I've been trying format my 320 gb freeagent go harddrive that I received last christmas as a strictly mass storage device.
I first tried formatting in windows vista (right click format the drive under my computer) to a ntsc (sp?) device as it had been prior in the hopes that it would erase ALL information. after many hours it completed I unplugged it remounted it and the autorun and freeagent go next files were still there. I also had problems "safely removing" the harddrive from the computer because it was "in use." so obviously something was still on the drive that caused it to reload that information.
so I tried again, this time I started partition editer in Ubuntu and formatted it to a fat32 format. restarted windows and again there is still information there.
So is there a small partition containing some proprietary software somewhere on this drive? and if so, how do i remove it? I really just want this to be used as a very simple (as simple as it gets) plug in mass storage device. Please help.
03-11-2009 11:07 AM
03-12-2009 02:46 PM
ok here's the sn: 2ge14qrv
Does anyone even have anywhere they can point me?
is this frowned upon?
why is there absolutely no response? this seems to be a fairly active forum, google has turned up nothing for me.
03-13-2009 07:35 AM
But as for getting it to work in Linux, good luck. These drives aren't supported in Linux according to Seagate.