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Windows 7: FreeAgent Go move drive beep...& condensation?

13 Oct 2010   #1
dancedar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
FreeAgent Go move drive beep...& condensation?

Hi,
I've a new FreeAgent Go 500gb drive and as I started backing up to it I moved it significantly enough to cause it to beep once.
I know it's not the beep*ing* it can do in certain situations but a beep when it's knocked/moved does that signify anything?

I've scandisk'd it with no errors so just wondering if the movement-induced beep means anything?

Also, it's external with a metal top and as it's getting cold here and with the heating on/off is condensation a problem with external drives?


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14 Oct 2010   #2
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Did you check your manual concerning the beeps? And did it beep due to rough handling of the drive, or because maybe a cable wiggled loose during movement?

I would "guess" that since scandisk found no errors you are fine, but you might want to run Seagate's SeaTools on it to be sure.

Unless you have wide and rapid temperature swings (like coming into a warm house from the cold outdoors) condensation should not be a problem. In a heated home or office, the temperatures do not drop (or rise) fast enough, nor is there wide enough swing between the low and high for condensation to be a problem.
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14 Oct 2010   #3
dancedar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.
It moved beeped from handling as it was knocked sideways and the cable free enough to move with it. Think it's fine - no manual and their website has nothing on it.

It is a heated house, mornings and evenings, but stone cold in between - costly to heat here in the uk! Good point on the temp diff speed
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14 Oct 2010   #4
deadmanwalking

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i have never heard of these drives,are they any good? do they manufacture internal drives for laptops as well please? looking for ide drive for my acer aspire and i can find only samsung at the moment.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
deadmanwalking

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

oops silly me just saw them on seagate,sorry.
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
It is a heated house, mornings and evenings, but stone cold in between - costly to heat here in the uk! Good point on the temp diff speed
I hear you. I used to live in East Anglia and the house used a coal heated back-burner in the fireplace. In that situation, there would be a large swing in temperatures, but it certainly was not rapid.

@deadmanwalking - NP.
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14 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you are worried about condensation, or it's visible, I would recommend a dehumidifier. The basic ones are quite cheap, and easy to use.

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