07-03-2012 12:34 PM
I've had a 2.0 TB GoFlex Desk drive connected to my Linksys E4200 for a couple of months. I tried to do a backup and couldn't see the drive. Logged into the Linksys E4200 and couldn't see the drive. Checked the drive and noticed there were no lights on. I keep it connected and powered up around the clock since I bought it.
Is it possible to pop the drive out of the case so I can connect it directly to my PC via the SATA port?
Very disappointed that this drive has possibly died already.
07-05-2012 05:49 PM
07-17-2012 04:53 AM
UPDATE: So I finally took a screw driver to the case of my GoFlex 2.0 TB drive. Inside was a standard Seagate SATA 3.0 GB/s, 5900 rpm, hard drive. I actually searched and found the drive for sale for about $100. I put the drive in an open bay in my PC, connected it to the SATA 3 port, and it came up just fine. The bios recognized the drive just fine and Windows 7 saw the drive with no problems. I shared the drive on my network and remapped the drive on my other machines so Norton could use it for backups.
So whatever died was part of the power interface that attaches to the bottom of the case and provides the power connection and USB connection. I used a volt meter to check the power cord and it read just fine. I'll hang onto the power cord and toss the remaining parts into the garbage.
07-17-2012 07:59 PM - edited 07-17-2012 08:00 PM
Same problem here. Powers up but does not connect. It shows up in system devices with an exclamation point. The Seagate dashboard doesn't find it though. The only way to connect is unplug and plug either power or USB3.
Interestingly it works just fine when plugged into a USB2 port.
Would be nice if Seagate engineers could conjure up a fix for this.