12-04-2010 11:55 AM
Hello. So I have several issues going on here. I purchased the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net docking device because I wanted to have a network attached storage type device, but I also wanted to be able to have something portable that could plug directly into a computer if I needed to. I purchased the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex drive 1.5TB (the largest I could find).
For a while, I could only access it (via the LAN) on my Mac, as a Device and not as Shared. Sometimes (eventually) it would show up under Shared under some name that began with an 'f". it wasn't ideal, but it was working ok. At some point all of the network-attached connectivity just ceased working, so I switched to plugging it in via USB. That was ok for a bit, but now my Mac doesn't even recognize it. I plugged it into a Windows 7 laptop and (after a while) it tells me that "E:\ The parameter is incorrect" and then after another few seconds, it says "You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it".
Oh and btw, I didn't format this specifically for the Mac, the point was to be able to use it from either device.
I have a lot of data on here and I'd rather not do that. I do have a complete backup of that data on another drive, but still, I don't know what the impact would be in formatting this one and I'd rather not risk it just yet.
I opened a ticket on this, but no response yet. Anyone else have soon ideas?
01-03-2011 06:06 PM
I have similar issue.
My GoFlex Desk (2 TB, USB-2) is running fine with both a media player and a Win-XP PC. However, when I connects it to a Win-7 PC, It would say "F:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect.". It would also ask me to format the disk.
I don't understand since Win-XP and Win-7 are both using NTFS. I do not want to format the disk before I have many video files in it. I have another extenral hard disk (WD Elite Book USB) that works in both Win-XP and Win-7 systems.