ive bought this Seagate Expansion External Drive 1 TB last year, but now its making a weird sound and then stops. is this repairable and what could be the problem.
Here is the link to sound it makes Record001.mp3
now other problem seagate RMA says i have to return in a special packaging or my warrenty will be void :
Use original packaging when possible.
-Enclose each drive in a SeaShell container or an ESD (electrostatic) bag. If packaging more then one drive, use a separate container for each drive.
-Enclose the static-protected drive(s) in 2-inch foam rubber in a corrugated box. Multiple drives in a single box must have foam rubber between each drive. DO NOT USE foam, packing pellets, bubble wrap, or newspaper.
- Warranty is void if the Seagate cover or top cover, or any seal or label is removed or damaged, if it improperly packaged, or if the drive experiences shock in excess of its Gs rating.
those instructions are for internal hard disks i think.you can use the original expansion packing if you still got it.also if you can afford going to seagate service center(they are present in major cities,check site for more info) that would be best.
^^^ the ESD bag coming back again to haunt users ?
I guess not...At one point AccelFrontline demanded the packaging, but after a lot f hue and cry they finally came down
Fill up the form at accels's site for online registration. Then on the day of ur visit, just carry the Form No/User Registration Number/A printout of the form if ur facing idiots behind the desk, and the HDD, not even the usb wire...