Hardware :: Seagate Barracuda Vs Western Digital Black 1TB

Jan 25, 2010

Am trying to upgrade my HDD and wanted to make a choice between the two, anybody have any pointers on which is best.

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Hardware :: Getting A Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB Drive For HTPC?

Apr 5, 2010

I'm looking at getting a Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB drive for my HTPC. However I was initially looking at the WD Cavier Green due to it's power saving features. Upon finding out about the Green's problems interacting with the Linux Kernel I have ditched the idea of getting a WD.

Does the Barracuda suffer from similar problems as the Cavier Green.Are there any problems at all with the drive and the kernel not playing nice together? Do I need to set anything in the kernel config to help enable power saving features of the drive so that when the PC is not in use the drive uses as little power as possible?

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Debian :: No Disk Detected When Installing Seagate Barracuda 500 Gigs 9BD648-552?

Jun 5, 2010

no disk detected when installing debian 5 on a msi P55-GD80 mother board 8 gigs Kinsgton Ram and 2 x seagate barracuda 500 gigs 9BD648-552, I get a list of drivers to choose from but dont know wich to choos

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Hardware :: Cannot Mount 2TB Western Digital USB Drive As Rw

Dec 22, 2010

I have a 2TB Western Digital USB drive. This has been previously connected to a Windows box without problem. I have connected it to my Linux slackware distro computer. It mounts OK, but is only mounted read-only. Kernel version is Linux

fdisk -l gives:

Disk /dev/sda: 1999.6 GB, 1999696297984 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243115 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


Why can't I mount this things read-write? I can read and write just fine to this device mounted on windows. I can even read/write to this Windows mounted drive from linux when I mount it using mount.cifs Also, mounting a USB flash drive as: mount /dev/sdb1 /mydir, works fine. I can read/write to /mydir.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Mount Western Digital 2.0 USB 2TB On Lucid?

Oct 22, 2010

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (3907027119): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet,

or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...),
or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS),
or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Invalid argument


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Debian :: Western Digital My Book 1110 Not Mounting

Feb 8, 2011

Alright I am about to throw this western digital device out the door and drive over it. The back story is that I have done a Debian net install on an older tower PC laying around the office. I am going to use this tower as an FTP server to store and backup several other servers we have have. We also have an older Western Digital (WD) my book 1110 sitting here. I was planning on using the external storage as the repository as it is 1TB raided. Seems like a good plan, plug the device into the tower and instantly two new drives show up "External CD-ROM" drive: "WD Smartware" and then "My Book". When I click on the cd rom drive I get the .pdfs and executables that are stored on the device. However when I click on the "My Book" drive I get the message "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'My Book'.".

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Hardware :: Can't Access Western Digital USB Fat32 Drive

Sep 14, 2009

I have Fedora 11 running on my server and I am trying to use an external WD 160mb usb fat32 drive. When the drive first fires up I am able to see the root file system, but then it fails. Thanks Rondo

Here is my fstab file

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Hardware :: Mount Western Digital USB 2.0 2TB On Debian Lenny 5.0.6?

Oct 22, 2010

user@debian:~# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom
#To check what is mounted
user@debian:~# mount
/dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)


The question is how do I get the system of WD to load onto Debian 2.6.26-2-686? I am guessing either the version of Debian Lenny I have is too old to be compatible?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Western Digital MyBook Essential 2TB Does Not Mount?

Jun 10, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on VirtualBoxVM

Western Digital MyBook Essential 2TB USB

Want to format and partition the external hard drive for USB storage for DD WRT (i.e. into ext3)The drive is MS-DOS (FAT32) - Using Disk Utility (MAC) i erased what was on the drive.It mounts properly and can be accessed on the Mac OS.Upon plugging the USB into the Mac, the drive does not show on the Ubuntu desktop.Under the USB icon (bottom right) it indicates no USB devices attached however the "Western Digital My Book [0175]" is greyed out.

Going "Places" > "Computer" Only "File System" visible.
GParted - Drive not visible (only /dev/sda)
Using the sudo fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/sda: 3221 MB, 3221225472 bytes[code]...

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Hardware :: Cannot Connect To Western Digital World Book Drive

Oct 16, 2010

I am using Ubunto 10-04 LTS and trying to connect to Western Digital (World Book) network drive. By signing into Mionet I am able to reach this drive on my network and remotely. Trying to run the executable resulted in the following error:

"The file '/media/Disc 1 290909/WDAnywhereAccess_3_6_0.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit."

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General :: Formatting Western Digital External Drive To EXT3?

Sep 15, 2010

I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.

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General :: Connect Western Digital MyBook 2TB USB External Storage

Jun 25, 2011

how to connect Western Digital MyBook 2TB USB external storage in ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu :: Western Digital My Book World Edition II Enclosure Failed

Mar 29, 2010

My Western Digital My Book World Edition II enclosure failed recently and as normal, WD support sucks. A friend told me he salvaged his by looking at the individual disks with Linux. How can I recover the disks, which seem to be fine.I can put them into an enclosure that supports JBOD and Raid 1 and it will see the drives when hooked up to a Windows XP system. It does not see anything on the drives but it knows they are there. I have a copy of some data recovery software Easus Data Recovery Wizard and it finds loads of data on the drives but recovery, according to the timer, will take weeks.How can I make Ubuntu see each drive and mount it?

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Fedora :: Copying Data From A (western Digital) Usb Drive (ntfs Partition)?

Feb 20, 2009

I'm actually not a Linux newbie, but I'm DEFINITELY no expert either... I'm trying to copy all my data(approx 50 GB) from a usb drive(western digital 250GB) with ntfs partition in one go... The problem is that it only fails for big transfers... works fine for smaller transfers like 1Gigs or less... I have just one internal hdd partitioned into two ext3 partitions.. so I have sda1(Primary.. mount pt /), sda2(swap) and sda3(mount pt /piyush)... The usb drive comes up as sdb(sdb1).. just has one ntfs partition... I've also installed the ntf-3g drivers.... but doesn't seem to work... I've also noticed that when the machine hangs and I try to shut down, it fails and I get a message again again... (sdb1- no sense detected) or something like this... don't remember the exact message... will post the exact one if no one is able to figure out what's wrong...

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Hardware :: Adding One Hard Drive To Mint 9 (Western Digital 250G)?

Oct 9, 2010

I set my mom up with Linux mint 9, and I am wondering how to add a 250G hard drive to it.(On slackware it was easy on ubuntu and Linux mint its is very difficult, because of the addresses.) Is there some easy way to add it to format/check for bad blocks. One more thing I don't want to deal with addresses so is there some easy way to do that?

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Hardware :: Western Digital External Drive Read-only Under Gentoo - NTFS?

Jun 21, 2010

I bought a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive to use with a Gentoo build. It connected beautifully, mounted visibly but despite being mounted read/write any attempt to write to it produced the error "read-only file system". I chased a number of red herrings before I found that the drive comes with an NTFS filesystem and NTFS support in my kernel was set to read-only, which I think was a default setting. Simple fix was to install a different file system - as it was a new drive there was no old data to lose.

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Fedora X86/64bit :: 11: Slow Boot Time / Old Western Digital Raptor Drive?

Nov 22, 2009

I'm running a dual partitioned (Vista / Fedora 11 x86_64) Intel X25-M Mainstream SSD.

Whilst Vista boots in about 15 seconds, Fedora takes around twice as long; in fact far longer than Fedora 9 on my old Western Digital Raptor drive.

Is this to be expected, or might I have some sort of configuration problem? Has anyone else had similar experiences?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: See HD Videos In MTS File Format From Digital Camera - Mplayer (gmplayer) Black Windows

Sep 13, 2010

I have to use mplayer, using the gmplayer executable, in order to see some HD videos in MTS file format from my digital camera, and though they play reasonably in mplayer it is impossible to control the video as the control window is blank and black, as is the video window until the video starts to play. See screenshot. I have an ATI 9200SE video card, sempron 2400+ cpu, 2GB ram, if that makes any difference. I have never had this problem in previous Ubuntu versions, only now in Lucid, fully updated. I have the packages mplayer, mplayer-gui and mplayer-skins installed. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing.

EDIT: OK, problem over. To get the best from my ATI card I was using 16 bit colour. Discussions last night on another forum questioned many things which made me look again at that, and a change of colour depth has solved that difficulty. I now need to make sure that the24 bit colour does not introduce other problems which are more difficult to live with, but my xorg.conf is customised and edited from the one I needed to get any display from karmic, so it is possible that I may be able to live with 24 bit colour now in Lucid.

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Ubuntu :: LiveCD Does Not Recognize Barracuda HDD

Jul 23, 2010

My ultimate goal right now is to get Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit (cannot be 32 bit) installed on my internal hard drive (in particular, dual-booting with Win7). When I try to start the LiveCD, it gives me an error that says "The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again." Now, I know that that problem is common, but the solutions given online make no difference. And that's not even close to being the extent of my problem. (FYI, this happens after the keyboard icon where I can push a button to bring up a menu.)

After that, it successfully takes me to a LiveCD desktop (where I'm typing this now, actually). But, it doesn't see my hard drive. It shows my external drive, but not my internal. It also seems to think I have a floppy drive. And when I try to install, it doesn't show my internal drive. I tried restarting, obviously, tried reburning the disk. I checked the disk integrity and it's ok. I tried installing without going to the desktop first, made no difference. I tried the previous version so that I could upgrade (with hesitance, I've had bad luck with upgrading recently), and it still couldn't see my hard drive.

Then I tried the alternate cd. While loading, it told me to make sure the disk was in the drive because it wasn't reading it. So, I did a disk check on that and got the message "The ./pool/main/b/branding-ubuntu_0.4-0ubuntu1_all.deb file failed the MD5 checksum verification. Your CD-ROM or this file may have been corrupted." I tried reburning it. Nero didn't even give me an option about what speed, it burned it at 10x. Here's some links to my specs (it's a custom-built machine):

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power
If it's relevant, optical drive that I'm using to burn the disks and install the OS: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

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Ubuntu Servers :: Haproxy Or Barracuda For Load Balancing - Also Serve For The Database?

Sep 1, 2011

I am about to build a server cluster with mysql-cluster and a couple of apache webservers. I have found lots of tutorials regarding the setup of haproxy, but i have the option to get a pretty affordable barracuda load balancer. Now, i am kinda new at this. But my main questions are.. Can the load balancer also serve for the database? Is it a straightforward configuration?

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Ubuntu :: Not Getting Any Sound Out Of Headset Which Is A Razer Barracuda 5.1 Surround Sound

Feb 22, 2010

I have on-board sound on a EVGA nForce 750i FTW edition motherboard, not sure if you need the board type, but I'm not getting any sound out of my headset which is a Razer Barracuda 5.1 surround sound. link me to a very basic tutorial video/text document for Ubuntu Linux.

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Hardware :: Cannot See Seagate FreeAgent Drive

May 31, 2010

I've searched around and found a lot of reports of people's FreeAgent drives randomly spinning down (and what to do about it), or for people who can see the drive but can't mount it. I have a different problem: I can't see the drive at all. I plug it in, andit makes a beeping noise for a while (think 'Defcon 4', but not as loud). Then, it stops, but nothing's happened. fdisk -l just shows my normal 4 partitions.I'm running Ubuntu (Karmic), and this is a 500 GB FreeAgent GO drive from Seagate (brand new, right out-of-the-box).

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Hardware :: Seagate SATA HDD Not Accessible?

Jul 3, 2011

No SATA capable systems around the house to test this drive out, but with a SATA to USB converter I have been able to access SATA drives except this one particular Seagate drive. Upon connecting this drive dmesg shows

[173156.023440] usb 1-1.2.3: USB disconnect, device number 25
[173181.235788] usb 1-1.2.3: new high speed USB device number 26 using ehci_hcd


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Debian :: Get To Install On External USB 1.5TB Seagate HDD Drive?

Jan 20, 2011

Alright, im completely new to linux. I am somewhat knowledgeable with computers in general. My programming instructor for school told us that it would be in our best interest of the course to grab a linux distro and install it on our computers. (Don't ask me why, i dont know)ANYWAY, i am trying to get debian to install on my external USB 1.5TB Seagate HDD Drive. After learning a lot about Murphy's Law, i had to fix my MBR for windows (the windows installation is located on my internal SATA 1.5TB Seagate Drive) because GRUB wouldnt boot to windows unless i had my external plugged in.

So, the natural solution to me was to fix the MBR, unplug the internal, then re-install on my external, it worked. Well to my surprise, this cloud i was on... wasn't cloud 9. NOW, Debian will boot if i have the external plugged in and windows will boot if i have the internal plugged in. The Problem is, when i have both plugged in and my external set as the boot drive i get this weird error and it will not let me boot linux.Now, i have searched for a fix.. But the ones i have tried so far haven't worked or i wasn't sure how to use those fixes(because im new).The error went as follows:/bin/sh can't access tty; job control mode offthen i get a initramfs command line. (I think thats proper terminology)The temporary fix i have going right now is i have my computer open and the SATA cable unplugged so i can boot to Debian.

SUMMARY OF HARDWARE SPECS:1.5 TB INTERNAL HDD (SATA)2 INTERNAL DVD BURNERS3 GIGs of RAM2.8ghz AMD Athlon x2 (I think its 2.EXTERNAL 1.5TB HDDDEBIAN VERSION:I believe its Debian 507 by looking at the download linkhttp://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0 ... etinst.iso

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Seagate GoFlex HDD - Need To Fix On Windows 7

Jul 26, 2011

I have a seagate goflex hdd, some time back did copy some data from a computer (windows) now its showing drive need to fix on windows 7. The same hdd is working fine on opensuse 11.4, it is just a virus problem or the drive is actually failing down?

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General :: Seagate Momentus XT Corrupting Files ?

Jul 19, 2011

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this problem;I have provided step-by-step instructions for reproducing this issue on the Seagate Community Forums.So far, four users have reproduced this problem on the following laptops and OS/distributions:

Five laptops: Lenovo Thinkpad T60, T61, T510, MSI MS-1656-ID1, and MacBook Pro (15" late 2009).
Four OS/distributions: Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora 15, openSUSE, and Mac OS X.

The instructions for reproducing the problem are simple. Here is a brief verbal description: Create a large test file, save it to another storage device (not the Momentus XT), and compute the SHA-1 checksum.Write the test file to the Momentus XT.Read the test file from the Momentus XT, calculate the SHA-1, and compare this checksum with the checksum of the original. We should have a match. We have probably reproduced the problem if they don't match. (Only 'probably', because it is possible for other issues to cause a mismatch. See the Seagate thread about identifying this specific problem by comparing the files with cmp -l.)Repeat from step (2).The Seagate thread has more details. Here are some notes from my testing (I have been able to reproduce this problem on three consecutive Momentus XT drives; I RMA'd twice and am now on the third one):

What seems to be happening is that the Momentus XT sometimes neglects to write data to the drive, so that when I read from the drive, I get what was originally on the sector, and not the correct data. This occurs in blocks of different sizes; typical sizes are 1 MiB and 512 KiB.Problem occurs on ext2, ext4, Btrfs, NTFS, and FAT32. Strangely, I was not able to reproduce this problem on ext3.Writing with the oflag=direct output flag in dd avoids this problem. Rapidly commiting data to disk with while true; do sync; sleep 0.01; done also prevents the problem.

I have only been able to reproduce this problem through a SATA and an eSATA interface. A USB connection seems to prevent the problem. (Not sure if this is due to transfer speed.)problems occur more often with large files (>2 GB). I was not able to produce problems with files smaller than about 85 MB.I was not able to reproduce the problem on Windows XP with NTFS.Gazoi at the Seagate forums was unable to reproduce the problem on FreeBSD 8.2 with UFS2.The Momentus XT passes both the extended SMART test and badblocks -w with no issues.My laptop (MS-1656-ID1) has successfully passed through 24 hours each of Memtest86+, Memtest86, memtester,and MPrime.I have tested two other storage devices (a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 and an Intel 320 series SSD) with the same procedure, and they both pass with no issues.

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General :: Setting Up Seagate Goflex On Ubuntu?

Aug 28, 2011

I have a Seagate Goflex external hard drive. When I plug it in it has set up files for Mac and Windows, but I'm new to Ubuntu and do not know how to set it up on here. How can I go about doing this?

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General :: Mounting Both A Seagate 1Tb And 500Gb External HDD

Oct 30, 2010

I've have been playing around mounting ISO movies, and found that my external HDDs now won't mount. I run UBUNTU Lucid Lynx, and want to change distros, but need to put everything to my external drives before that change.

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Software :: How To Boot Slackware From Seagate External HDD

Jan 3, 2011

How could I get the Slackware Linux distro on my external HDD booted up from my notebook? I'm using a notebook bought in 2006, the configuration is 60GB HDD, 940gml chip, 2GB memory, 1.6GHz Celeron-D CPU. I bought a USB2.0 3.5inch 1TB "Seagate Expansion External Drive". The file system of the only partition on it is NTFS. I installed Grub MBR on the external HDD using grubinst then copy the grldr, grub.exe and menu.lst to it, added Slax to the only partition, then I could get Slax booting up. However, the external HDD could only get booting up when my notebook is first power on; if I reboot it, the external HDD would auto turn off and on when sef-checking and cannot be shown in the Esc boot menu. I tried to install Slackware 13.1 to the external HDD successfully but failed to boot. I used WinPM to resize the primary partition to make about 60GB space at the end of the disk for Linux distro.

I booted the Slackware USB image from Grub4DOS, and ran cfdisk to make partitions from the 60GB space for Linux, ran setup to install Slackware. Then at the step of the lilo bootloader configure, if I select to install the lilo in MBR, it would fail to boot, displaying "L..."; if I select to install the lilo in the super block of the "root" partition then boot from grub, it would fail too, because I found that there is no way to mount the Linux partitions of the external HDD in the grub cmd line. When I say "root (hd0,4)", it would halt without any prompt. If I say "root (hd0," then press the Tab key, instead of listing the partitions on hd0, it would halt too. If I set the root partition of the Linux install as the second primary partition and install Slackware distro to it, the grub would show error either saying it cannot recorgnize the ext4 file system(ext4 fs, sda2) or unable to mount selected partition(ext2 fs).

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Fedora :: Seagate USB Drive Not Mounting With User Rw Access?

Jun 25, 2010

by default fedora 13 mounts the drive under /media/uuid, with no read or write access to users other than root. I need to be able to turn the drive on, have it automount so that I can read and write to it without logging in as root every time and dealing with changing permissions on files, etc.

In other distributions, this has worked flawlessly, but I'm not familiar enough with Fedora 13 yet to get it working. I've read the man pages, tried to search, but I can't seem to find a working answer,If I could get this one little inconvenience fixed, I'd be set... loving Fedora so far.

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