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21-Apr-2012, 06:11 PM #1
Exclamation SeaGate FreeAgent GoFlex 500gb Beeping
Hello i have a FreeAgent GoFlex external drive with 500gb for my laptop made by seagate. Last night i turned off my computer and unplugged it now when i plug it in it makes a beeping noise and does not load up on my pc. After a while the beeping stops and it goes black pleasehelp me im begging you.
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21-Apr-2012, 06:23 PM #2
It sounds like the drive may have failed. Hopefully, you have backups.

What "goes black"? Your screen?

Try plugging it in before booting the machine.
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21-Apr-2012, 06:59 PM #3
i didnt have any backup is thereay way to recover it??!!??
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21-Apr-2012, 07:02 PM #4
and the small light on it goes black

andwhy would it fail its only a few minths old
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21-Apr-2012, 07:36 PM #5
Drives fail all the time. External drives are the worst of all storage media, except maybe for writing your data on water. One owner of a GoFlex lost his drive when it dropped only 3-inches.

Any file that is not backed up is a file you should expect to lose.

Pro recovery shops can help, but they often cost into the $1000's for a drive.

If it is not under warranty, you could try taking it out of the case and connecting directly to an adapter or inside a desktop.

Definitely try it on other machine(s).

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21-Apr-2012, 10:35 PM #6
thanks. i lost a bunch of schoolwork and data now. damnit they need to make them more reliable and stronger,
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21-Apr-2012, 10:46 PM #7
SSD drives work better as externals because they have no moving parts, but they cost more. Just about anything that would not be damaged so easily by dropping would be better. If you are not moving the drive very much, it's better to have your drive internal.

But nothing is reliable enough that you should go without backups.

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If you still own the hardrive there are some company's who will try to recover the data for you
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