02-11-2012 02:11 PM
Some how I lost the power supply that plugs in the back of my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk PC&Mac 1 usb TB. I want to buy the correct power supply or get a new one from SeaGate.
Can someoen give me the exact spec too look for?
02-11-2012 03:42 PM
Follow this link to find the right one for your Seagate GoFlex Desk:
Hope this helps.
06-15-2012 10:36 AM
I came to your post, ArtisticMe, because I too made the mistake of putting my hard drive in one place and my power adapter in another. Because the hard drive itself does not specify the voltage it requires (like every other electronics product), and because the power adapter doesn't say "Seagate" anywhere on it..... if you separate these two items you are very likely to not have a clue what power adapter goes with the hard drive. Now, the Seagate mod here could have answered your question with a simple answer like "it uses a 12V .5A power supply" but that would take away all your fun looking endlessly through the link he provided TO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER on power supplies. I looked....it's not there. If you bring up the product page for your (and my) drive, and look through the "specs", even there you will find no mention of the power supply. It is LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE to find any information from Seagate regarding the power supply for drives. Seems odd, right? Not really, because if you plug the wrong power supply into the drive.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzaaaappppp..... it's dead. And then you have to buy a new one. And you might just be dumb enough (no offense) to buy another Seagate. This is how some companies legally scam people. Believe it.
06-15-2012 02:58 PM - edited 06-15-2012 04:25 PM
To be fair, myforum is not a "Seagate mod", but just a forum member like you and me and was actually very helpful.
Ok maybe a more direct link would have been this one http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/20
I don't know what you did to click on the link provided " TO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER on power supplies. I looked....it's not there", maybe your computer doesn't work like most people's?
The very clear instructions say;
Please click on the name of your product to see an image of its power supply.
If you click on the first one for the Freeagent Goflex desk you get this picture http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/204171-1.jpg of the power supply with a close up detail of the important info 100-240V 50-60Hz 12V 2A and the polarity.
What is the problem?
yeah, myforum could have just written 100-240V 12V 2A but then the next person finding this thread might have a different hard drive and have to ask all over again and then they would have a rant about why didn't you just provide a link.
Edit : I just saw this same post from kristoffers in another thread http://forums.seagate.com/t5/GoFlex-GoFlex-Desk-Go
The other post was directed at a Seagate mod and the rant was completely justified as the link "Ask the Leaf" provided goes nowhere helpful.
Still, you shouldn't just cut and paste posts into another thread without editing them
09-24-2012 08:05 PM
Gee, I thought I was goin nuts until I read your response. I spent the last hour trying to find a replacement power cord for my 1tb go flex drive. I looked all over seagate's site,then the Internet. I can only conclude that this information is protected under the official secrets act. How sophomoric and unnecessary. I can recommend Western Digital support as they havhe helped me out even though the problem I was having didn't involve their drive. My mistake was assuming that all disk dive companies operated the same way.