hi ive bought a seagate 2tb home cinema goflex 2 times this is 2nd time its lost data saying that folder is empty. at 1st i thought it was just a hick up with transfer i was doing wrong. so i returned it , right i moved some files well movies and again it says folder is empty or files are corrupted or data not readable , so my question is is this goflex hard drives all faulty??? or am i just unlucky getting two in a row. so im thinking ok i wil reformat the drive an try again. as 2 tb is alot to lose yes ive back ups off most files, but g/f lost her boxing folder which cannot be replaced or do i give this hard drive a mis an except ive a good media player best on market but rubbish hard drive sorry seagate but i was looking forwards to 4tb or higher but not now ill just buy a cheap hard drive and again back up my stuff as to cheap is asking for problems how do i upgrade the firmware please ,?> many thanks to who reads my blogg and bad english an grammer
I sympathize with your issue, for I've discovered 26,000 files missing from my Seagate 3TB GoFlex. The files were written 2 years ago. The drive was on and connected to my PC for long periods of time. I never fully trusted the Seagate and thankfully kept backups.
In all honesty, I know that some "utility" has been updating ID3 tags. Could there have been a virus or other mechanism by which the files were "disappeared"? I dont know. Judging by some other posts I cannot rule out drive issues. To date, I have not resolved the issue. I suspect:
1) The Drive
2) Suspicious internet activity
3) A virus
To be sure a HARDWARE WRITE PROTECT SWITCH would render all vulnerabilities moot.
Dear Seagate: I would pay an extra $50 for HARDWARE WRITE PROTECT SWITCH. Please take note.
I can't comment about the drives you have mentioned but I have had bad experiences with large Seagate external drives. I had two fail within a matter of just a few months after purchase. In both cases all data was lost. I now back up everything. I'm not saying all Seagate external drives are bad as I have two small ones (less than 500GB each) and both have worked well for years.