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Seagate 4TB Expansion Desktop Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hairbear007, Apr 11, 2017.

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  1. hairbear007

    hairbear007 Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I have a 4TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion Drive which dosn't seem to be working.

    On File Explorer on "This PC" the drive is recognised as E: Local Drive when previously it was recognised as E: Seagate Expansion Drive

    Then I click on E: Local DriveThe PC will think about it for a very long time then the file Explorer will stop responding and eventually the screen goes black except for the mouse and will only start working again when I unplug the drive.

    The Device Manager recognises as a Hard Drive as a Seagate Expansion Desk SCSI Disk device
    The Disc Management recognises the drive as E: system Raw

    The Drive was plugged into a Readynas 104 for a long time but it stopped being detected on there.
    The drive was almost full

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Oddba11

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    The drive has become corrupted. The data may or may not still be accessible on the drive.

    Reference here: http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/006506en?language=en-gb

    and here: http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1331

    *NOTE: The Seagate solution is for drives moved between different computers (different OS's) and may or may not be the actual problem. I would assume the drive is corrupted/damaged and follow the WD guide for testing and data recovery. Of course, if you have backups of any important data, then you can save yourself a huge amount of time and simply format the drive after it's tested.
     
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