Help! How to recover data from Seagate HD that is lagging and freezing!?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by norticeel, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. norticeel macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    Ok, message in a bottle... here goes

    I recently purchased the Seagate FreeAgent | Desk External Drive; It's 1.5tb and specifically formatted for :apple:Mac.

    Within days this thing is causing problems.

    I use it primarily for editing HD video with FireWire 800.

    It freezes when loading my video sequence in Final Cut. I'm getting spinning ball all day on this one, and it requires me to restart.

    What should I do?

    I just want to recover my data and return this very problematic drive.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!!!!!


    Nortic Eel :cool:
  2. Poncho macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2007
  3. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Those 1.5TB drives had firmware problems - I'm not sure you can update the firmware without removing the drive from the case though.

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