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Solved: seagate external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mangoh, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. mangoh

    mangoh Thread Starter

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    Most of the time when I plug in my seagate external 1tb hard drive, my computer won't find it. The external hard drive turns on and then turns itself off within a few seconds. I assume the hard drive is automatically turning itself off as if it is in sleep mode.

    How can I prevent it from going in sleep mode? Will reformatting the hard drive help?

    I have access to the hard drive as this problem does not occur everytime but just most of the time.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Formatting the drive will not resolve this.

    What is the exact model of Seagate drive you have?
     
  3. mangoh

    mangoh Thread Starter

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    okay thanks

    Problem solved now - The USB cable was faulty.
     
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