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seagate external drive wont back things up

Postby DeusExM1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:05 pm

hey everyone,

i took LR's recommendation and got the external seagate hard drive to back things up. Im running windows 8. Either way, the software wont do a thing, just sits and says that its "pending"... Looked on seagates forums, seems other windows 8 users are having trouble too. :(

http://www.legitreviews.com/news/14396/
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Re: seagate external drive wont back things up

Postby Major_A » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:05 am

That sucks. Keep checking for an update for their software/firmware. I'm sure that it will be coming sooner rather than later. For the time being you can manually backup your files.
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Re: seagate external drive wont back things up

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:01 am

So you are trying to backup a Windows 7 system and it won't work? Or do you have Windows 8 and trying to do a first time backup?

What USB port are you using? Are you using a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port? If you are using a USB 3.0 port, which controller is it plugged in?

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Re: seagate external drive wont back things up

Postby DeusExM1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:25 pm

i cant answer those questions at the moment because i am using linux (for now or long term i dont know yet)....

i think that part of the problem may have been that the windos 8 install was really shoddy... its because i upgraded win 7 to win 8. My win 8 cd is on the way so i hope that once reinstalled from that it should be ok. Thanks for the help so far, hopefully this will get resolved.

Btw how are you doing Apop? Its good to see LR still putting out good artices and informative news.
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Re: seagate external drive wont back things up

Postby Neptune24 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:19 am

I'm gonna go with Majar_A on this one.

Where windows 8 is new it might just be that seagate hasn't got the drivers released yet. But I don't think the "shoddy install" is any help.

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