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3TB HD stopped working and recognized as Removable Disk

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  • Seagate
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Last response: in Storage
February 18, 2013 6:33:37 PM

I have this Seagate 3TB HD working for a few months until yesterday. I originally formatted the drive using Seagate DiscWizard on Windows 7 at office. It works fine on my office PC and home PC (XP 64-bit). It ran fine until and stopped working after I reboot the PC yesterday. Then, it was recognized only as Removable Disk. I thought it may be my PC so I tried it again on my office PC and it's recognized as removable and not be able to access anything at all. Using Seagate DiscWizard, it just stay a detecting devices stage and never be able to recognize it.

What's wrong?

More about : 3tb stopped working recognized removable disk

February 18, 2013 7:19:22 PM

Good news. I opened the enclosure and reconnects the HD to the enclosure, and it mounts right away. It might be a loose connection.
a b G Storage
February 18, 2013 7:30:27 PM

Glad to fixed it. Seagate has had issues with certain versions of the 3TB Barracuda. I am waiting for the ones I bought to brick, but six months in and they work great still.