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Windows 7: seagate 3tb expansion with windows 7 dont work

08 Sep 2012   #11
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Hello Boafetthotmail & thank you for your thoughts

OK the manufacturer "seagate" i have the latest firmware & i have downloaded all their software. this picture attached shows that the seagate tools don't even work. yes i have installed the chipset have just reinstalled my driver for usb 3.

i dont have any other usb 3 devices.

i pluged in a usb 2 device into a usb 3 port & works great.

like i have stated before this external driver works on XP so i know its good. & it used to work on this computer until i changed hard drives. now im so confused.




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09 Sep 2012   #12
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Ok an update of those who might be able to help i have also tryed it on other windows 7 machines & the external HDD dont work & they are running on standard hard drives not SSH. however tried it on another XP machine on the weekend & works without a drama. windows 7 has an issue with 3TB external I think.

no driver updates with seagate web site. i am totally run out of idea's.
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16 Sep 2012   #13
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

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25 Sep 2012   #14
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Is there anyone having trouble like this???

is it something so simple i have missed???
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13 Oct 2012   #15
masic2000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My Seagate 3TB is now working with Backup/restore.

Hi all:

I've read all the posts and had the same problems with the 3TB drive from Seagate. I could not get my windows backup to start working due to the 4k limitation that windows backup does not recognize. However, I downloaded the Seagate backup software for a free trial (Memeo Instant backup) and started to use it for a while (and of course it works . . .). But today I decided to give my Windows backup another try, and low and behold it started to work with my old settings still place !!!

Not sure what happened. Either there was an automatic update to windows seven that fixed the backup issue or just by using the Seagate software it converted the disk to a useable windows format. I restored some files just to make sure all worked perfectly. I'll keep using my windows seven from now on and see what happens.

I hope someone else gives this a try, I'm curious to see why it started to work.

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13 Oct 2012   #16
masic2000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for the previous post . . . .It doesn't work. Any backup greater that 40 G will crap out with the same error message as before. Very strange indeed. I thought we had some hope, looks like we look for a good backup software that works and is FREE !!
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19 Oct 2012   #17
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your input masic2000. however i am not trying to use my device as a back up, i am using this as a storage device. the strange thing is that it was working & now it only works on XP i dont know about any devices later then XP.
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28 Oct 2012   #18
stealthmode

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

I have fixed this problem myself.

Ubuntu Fixed my issue.
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11 May 2013   #19
samueltrepanier

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hello stealthmode

I'm having the same issue with my Seagate Expansion drive 3TB.
It seems that you solved your issue with Ubuntu. Do you mean that you just run Ubuntu instead of Windows, or you did something with Ubuntu that fixed your drive?

Thanks a lot!
Samuel
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12 May 2013   #20
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How could i found out if my motherboard supports 1 HDD 2TB or 1 HDD 3TB ?
I have Gigabyte GA EX58 UD5
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
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