Seagate Free Agent 500 GB HD

edpkp81

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Seagate Free Agent 500 GB HD Not Working

My Seagate Free Agent 500 GB HD is making a beeping sound and I can hear the drive spinning very slow. Is it toast?
 
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Have you powered down the drive? Tried to play back from? Was sleep mode disabled?
 
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I’m sorry to say this but if you have a beeping sound coming from your Seagate FreeAgent hard drive then it is very likely the motor is seized.
 
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I’m sorry to say this but if you have a beeping sound coming from your Seagate FreeAgent hard drive then it is very likely the motor is seized.

Needless to say I'm quite disappointed considering it's only 6 months old and I only plugged it in when I was watching something or when transferring. Will be contacting Seagate as I believe it is under warranty for 5 years.
 
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Needless to say I'm quite disappointed considering it's only 6 months old and I only plugged it in when I was watching something or when transferring. Will be contacting Seagate as I believe it is under warranty for 5 years.

Yep, but AFAIK you'll lose your data when they send you a reconditioned drive back. :mad:
 
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I thought I would mention, this drive is on sale at Office Depot for $89.99 through 05/31/08. Just ordered one for my father in law for Father's Day. You can get it via both the store and website.
 

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