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Mar 03, 2014 by Wajdan | Posted in Other - Hardware

How To Fix This Error (Location Is Not Available, F:\ Is Not Accessible, The Parameter Is Incorrect).?

I Have An External Hard Drive And When I Plug It Into My Computer It Gives Me An Error (Location Is Not Available, F:\ Is Not Accessible, The Parameter Is Incorrect). Please Tell Me The Solution That How To Fix This Error Because I Am Having Very Important Data In This External Hard Drive ! The External Drive Name Is (Seagate: Expansion Portable Drive, Model: SRD00F1).

Beth | Mar 03, 2014
if you have the connection available try to hook it up as an internal drive. My thought is that it may be formatted differently ... like a 32 bit NPFS not a 64? - if this thought is correct - try someone elses computer.. that is older or newer than yours. also if you have a Linux CD that you can run that should open your drive with no worries LOVE OPEN SOURCE !!! here is a bit that I found on Microsoft - not sure if it will help but you can give it a try: Open Computer and right click your External Hard Drive. b. Go to Properties > Security. c. Click Edit under a quote "To change permissions, click Edit." d. Click Add. Type in "everyone" in the white box. e. Then check in the box "Full Control". Press OK.
deboerdn2000 | Mar 03, 2014
Well u might have a broken drive. Id strip the drive out of the casing install it in a new one and see if that works. If that doesnt and you absolutely need the data from it. Data recovery firm is really the only way to do it. Always backup just incase a drove fails
Frostfire | Mar 03, 2014
Reinstall the USB drivers, by uninstalling them in Device Manager, then reboot.
Sep 16, 2013 by Lewis | Posted in Add-ons

Seagate External HDD not working?

Seagate Expansion-Portable-1TB-Model-SRD00F1 My hard drive doesnt even show up on my laptop (windows) and also it used to vibrate when it was plugged in and it is silent. The only thing my hard drive does when plugged in is flash this blue light. Help meeeeeeeee please :( 10 points to who makes my hard drive work Edit: also i tried turning on/off my laptop + ive tried other laptops + other usb ports + a different cable which connects the HDD to the laptop


Open up the case and listen to hear if it is running. That vibration was most likely the drive working.

| Sep 15, 2013
sumedha | Sep 15, 2013
try to do some check on bad sector removable .Some times that will help you.

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    Perfect for media files for tv usage

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    Good drive, needs better instructions for the tech impaired

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    Good drive, needs better instructions for the tech impaired

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    Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (88 reviews):
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    Bigger than described

    0 3/5 Kenji Sasaki - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBX1000100I'm giving it only 3 stars just because of the size, it's BIGGER than describedBought the "Case Logic Portable EVA Hard Drive Case QHDC-101 - Gray" that amazon suggested as "Frequently Bought Together" but it just doesn't fit!!! >:(If the hard drive were the size stated it would fit perfectlyWrong measures stated here4.8 x 3.2 x 0.6 inchesCorrect measures5 x 3.5 x 0.78 inchesOther than that, it works perfectly 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 15, 2012

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    0 1/5 Ava N. jackson (Oxford, MS United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) This hard drive only lasted about 30 days and crashed. I lost all my data and now can't return for full purchase price. Very disapointing product and customer service. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 20, 2012

    good enough for me, but screw all this proprietary software nonsense

    why don't hd manufacturers understand that we don't want your awful bloatware preinstalled on our shiny new hard drives. make it downloadable with an in-box voucher or something but STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS. it SUCKS and NOT EVERYBODY WANTS IT. so no 5 stars for you! if you don't want it, cancel all attempted install prompts, open up the drive when it pops up in the finder/windows explorer, and DELETE!with that bit of nastiness out of the way, this is a perfectly fine external drive. it works quietly for now, but that may change some with age. from my very unscientific gut sense, it's write speeds are comparable to my 1tb wd my passport. i will say the drive does not feel as solid as my passport. maybe it's because it's not packed quite as tightly as the passport (the passport is slightly smaller). a minor quibble to say the least. it won't be moving a whole lot as it's a backup to a backup so it doesn't have to be built like a tank.other than... 4/5 Alan Dingus (HOUSTON, TX, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) why don't hd manufacturers understand that we don't want your awful bloatware preinstalled on our shiny new hard drives. make it downloadable with an in-box voucher or something but STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS. it SUCKS and NOT EVERYBODY WANTS IT. so no 5 stars for you! if you don't want it, cancel all attempted install prompts, open up the drive when it pops up in the finder/windows explorer, and DELETE!with that bit of nastiness out of the way, this is a perfectly fine external drive. it works quietly for now, but that may change some with age. from my very unscientific gut sense, it's write speeds are comparable to my 1tb wd my passport. i will say the drive does not feel as solid as my passport. maybe it's because it's not packed quite as tightly as the passport (the passport is slightly smaller). a minor quibble to say the least. it won't be moving a whole lot as it's a backup to a backup so it doesn't have to be built like a tank.other than... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2012
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    Rating (934 reviews):
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    Nice quiet drive easy to use

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    Well Worth the Money....Why? Read on......

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    Single USB not enough

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    Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STAX1000102

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    Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STAY1000102

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    Sara Plain and Tall

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    Disappointed - Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0 Desktop Exernal Hard Drive STAY2000102

    First of all, a big thumbs-up for Amazon's return policy - without it I would have been kicking myself for purchasing this hard drive. 5 Stars plus for Amazon!Now on the hard drive. It arrived on a Thursday. The physical appearance was appealing, and the size was great. The USB 3 connector on the unit looked distorted, but the cable was plugged in with no problem. Eagerly I plugged it into my ASUS desktop with Windows 7 64-bit, and kept my fingers crossed - had read so many reviews about the clicking sound and DOA, and wished mine would not be like that. Alas, nothing happened - nothing bad that was. The drive showed up immediately on the desktop and there was no clicking sound. I renamed it and transferred a few files to it, everything looked good. So I decided to put it under some stress test by mobilizing Norton Security Suite to backup my C and D drives (combined about 800 GB) and transferring about 300 GB of digital movies at the same time from another... 1/5 Starkid (NJ) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STAY2000102 (Personal Computers) First of all, a big thumbs-up for Amazon's return policy - without it I would have been kicking myself for purchasing this hard drive. 5 Stars plus for Amazon!Now on the hard drive. It arrived on a Thursday. The physical appearance was appealing, and the size was great. The USB 3 connector on the unit looked distorted, but the cable was plugged in with no problem. Eagerly I plugged it into my ASUS desktop with Windows 7 64-bit, and kept my fingers crossed - had read so many reviews about the clicking sound and DOA, and wished mine would not be like that. Alas, nothing happened - nothing bad that was. The drive showed up immediately on the desktop and there was no clicking sound. I renamed it and transferred a few files to it, everything looked good. So I decided to put it under some stress test by mobilizing Norton Security Suite to backup my C and D drives (combined about 800 GB) and transferring about 300 GB of digital movies at the same time from another... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 26, 2011

    Reasonable speed, poor construction.

    When I received the box, I realized something was wrong. It rattled -- never a good sign with an electronic component. Something was loose within the hard drive's casing. Nonetheless, it seemed to work fine, powering on when I plugged in the power adapter. When I inserted the USB cable, Windows 7 recognized the drive just fine. I formatted the drive, removing all of Seagate's pre-installed software and proceeded to copy over 50 GBs of music. This took approximately an hour, at a speed of 16 mb/s over USB 2.0; not blazing fast, but acceptable.So far, rattling aside, it seemed to be a reasonable product. I was going to test USB 3.0 when I copied the files back to my PC after a fresh Windows 7 install. I unhooked it from my computer and removed the power cable to turn the drive off.The enclosure never powered back on. It was not asleep -- it was dead. No amount of unplugging and replugging the power cord back in would bring it back. The only option to get my data... 3/5 Nicholas E. Johansen (USA) - See all my reviews, August 26, 2011
    List Price: $79.99
    1-Year limited warranty
    Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation
    USB 3.0, backwards compatible with USB 2.0
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    Plug n' play - no software to install


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent 500 GB 3.5-Inch USB 2.0 Hard Drive ST305004FDA1E1-RK

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (353 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    Seagate

    An Astonishing Experience: Three Drives Purchased - Three Drives Failed

    I was truly astonished by the bad experience I had with this particular drive. I picked up three of them intending to use them for backing up data and was truly shocked to discover two were confirmed DOA by Seagate Technical Support right out of the box.Symptom: Drive only spins up when power and USB cable are attached. But Windows XP never detected two of the drives, installing them only as "Unknown device," despite more than a dozen attempts to reinstall.Problem: "These drives are bad because the chipset is not responding properly with your computer." We tried several other machines here with the same results. Apparently hit or miss efforts to get the drive recognized by XP are also a result of a bad chipset, but people are apparently living with this, and they are living dangerously. Should the drive fail during a file write, your data integrity is at risk.Symptom: The third drive was instantly recognized by Windows XP, but within 15 minutes... 1/5 Phillip M. Dampier (Rochester, NY United States) - See all my reviews, November 7, 2007

    Archive Space Solution

    If your sole purpose is to offload archives, then this is a great product. Most people don't think twice of backing up their existing data. Also, each version of windows comes with a backup program which originated from the Veritas Brand of Software. You can easily set the Free Agent Hardware and make it an active drive, then setup the Backup Software within MS 2000, XP, or Vista.I've read reviews that seem to point out the burden of USB2 write speed. It makes no difference if the interface is Firewire or USB if the intent is to just backup data. If it takes a few extra seconds or minutes, no big deal. Either way the data will get to the disk and you can rest peacefully.Update as of September 02, 2007: It appears my drive has began failing. I've heard from various sources that this series of Drives lacks cooling capacity. I've left mine plugged in for a few hours to begin noticing Windows Cache errors reading and writing from the drive. If the drive... 5/5 David Carlin (Philadelphia, PA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent 500 GB 3.5-Inch USB 2.0 Hard Drive ST305004FDA1E1-RK (Personal Computers) If your sole purpose is to offload archives, then this is a great product. Most people don't think twice of backing up their existing data. Also, each version of windows comes with a backup program which originated from the Veritas Brand of Software. You can easily set the Free Agent Hardware and make it an active drive, then setup the Backup Software within MS 2000, XP, or Vista.I've read reviews that seem to point out the burden of USB2 write speed. It makes no difference if the interface is Firewire or USB if the intent is to just backup data. If it takes a few extra seconds or minutes, no big deal. Either way the data will get to the disk and you can rest peacefully.Update as of September 02, 2007: It appears my drive has began failing. I've heard from various sources that this series of Drives lacks cooling capacity. I've left mine plugged in for a few hours to begin noticing Windows Cache errors reading and writing from the drive. If the drive... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 21, 2007

    Warning - warranty may not be valid!

    I bought this drive in July. A week ago the supplied power adapter burned out and fried the control board. WARNING! Seagate does NOT cover this at all! The only way they would accept a return is to send the entire unit. If I wanted my data, they offered an expensive data recovery service, not a drive replacement. There was NO option at all to replace the damaged components or even swap the drive to a new enclosure! I had to crack the case, remove the drive, and put it in a ($60) external enclosure myself. The drive was fine and I recovered all data. But the remains of the burned out unit are worthless. Seagate refused to replace the drive, even if I returned the entire pile of parts after copying the data to another drive...because I'd opened the case. What did they expect me to do? Pay them a fortune to "recover" my data when all that was needed was to move the returned drive into another case? "Sorry, we do not offer that service."I call that appalling and... 1/5 T. Smith (San Francisco, CA United States) - See all my reviews, August 30, 2007
    List Price: $269.99
    7200 RPM spindle speed and 8MB buffer memory for high-speed performance and fast read times
    500 GB external hard drive connects to your computer via USB cable
    Footprint is no bigger than a stapler; Just plug it in and you're ready to go
    Includes external drive, USB 2.0 cable, AC power adapter, and quick start guide; 5-year limited warranty
    Backup CDs, DVDs or store files and programs for on-the-go


700-999 GB