01-30-2009 11:54 AM - edited 01-30-2009 12:09 PM
my freeagent 1.5T desk for mac drive freezes after even some minutes together with programms and if finder is involved even finder (cmd,alt,esc)
,..just plugging off power at the harddisc helps ,...did someone solve his problems?
i use a macbook with osx 10.5.6
modelnumber of freeagent is ST315005FJD105-RK
02-01-2009 11:07 AM
No solution, just the same problem. Posted a thread last week, still no replies.
I just bought the 1,5 TB FreeAgent Desk Mac and it works just fine for some time, it varies from minutes to hours, before it freezes. When it does the application using it crash and after forcing it to shut down, finder crash as well. Since finder won't reset and disconnecting the drive doesn't help, I'm forced to pull the plug on the computer every time this happens.
Some help would be great!!
I run a 2Ghz C2D iMac, 2,5GB, 10.5.6 and a Seagate FreeAgent Desk for Mac 1,5 TB, ST315005FJD105-RK using the FW800 to 400.
02-07-2009 04:38 PM - last edited on 02-08-2009 08:45 AM by BradC
i have the same problem, it seems seagate has no aparent solution, i have been told that i should turn the inner lights off but it doesnt work, what i had to do is pass wathever info i need to my desktop and use it, then return it to the hard drive, obviously turning it off and on everytime, i do this so that the hard drive does not remain turned on, please if anyone has another solution please do tell since seagate is not doing anything about it even as they advertise it for mac
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02-18-2009 08:38 PM - edited 02-18-2009 08:40 PM
03-06-2009 02:07 PM - last edited on 03-06-2009 03:11 PM by BradC
You might have something what many users have/had and that is the drive either freezing up or un-mounting. Reason being that the drive "thinks" for itself and blowing your Mac's commands into the wind i.e. not using the Mac power settings at all.I have been looking for over 2 months now and thank god I found the solution.
It was a bright Seagate Engineer who in fact looked past the Seagate Defensive "But our products are awesome and alls users are stupid" attitude and confirmed that the drivers on the Mac are not being accepted by the Drive enclosure.
You need this version of the Seagate tools: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Reboot and after that freezing stops.. Drive remains ON until the Mac either shutsdown or goes to sleep.
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