Yes I think there is a good chance of recovering the data. I have never seen an out-of-the-box 3TB GoFlex home, but I don't know why Seagate didn't just use GPT.Data recovery programs work by reading the blocks on a disk even when the partition table or Master File Table has been corrupted and there is no effective filesystem, just ones and zeroes.There are plenty of Google recommendations for data recovery programs but I believe the best protection against data loss is to have backups (but that advice doesn't help after your drive fails if you didn't back it up, I know). Questions: after Flash modification, changed admin passwd; however had to manually change SAMBA, also admin admin1 remains locked in on broswer webpage for GoFlex Home ?? Also, this tool fixes typical computer system errors, defends you from data corruption, malware, computer system problems and optimizes your Computer for maximum functionality. Anybody else get this error?Thanks again for this great tutorial, because if it I can access the data again!Thanks,RS. Thanks. Hi Archana, if your 3TB drive is partitioned and formatted with a GoFlex Desk USB-SATA adapter then it is unreadable in the GoFlex Home. If it's related to your comment above about the packet sizes, then would the following work (remembering I have no desktop option): into this: I believe (from the photo?) Hi Cris, solid orange light means the device is not connecting to the network. I took the drive out, put it in the enclosure and plugged it into my laptop. You can download the most recent version of the Flash Player at the Adobe website by clicking here. I have tried several reflashes with the same result. In any case, first attempt, we ended up with a solid RED LED and blinking WHITE LED. Though Chrome/Google say they will no longer support flash from the end of next year, so time is running out for the web interface. Oh BTW second partition "dissapeared".... Something must have gone wrong converting 3TB instructions, maybe the partitions overlap.Try again and since it is 2TB you can use MBR partition/sbin/parted /dev/sda(parted) mklabel msdos(parted) mkpart primary NTFS 0% 100%(parted) print(parted) quitReboot, No don't by that usb-sata cable it is for 2.5 inch drives which use 5Volts. With drives over 2TB the USB-SATA adapters/docks change the sector size so existing data on the drive can't be accessed and you need to connect directly with SATA.If you have a 3TB+ drive you may be able to fix filesystem errors with pchntfs - see my post on fixing the 211 MB issue.It is also possible the drive has failed and the data is not recoverable, which is why it is important to backup important data. Some ISPs block port 21 or maybe you just don't like leaving port 21 open. The GoFlex Home web interface requires Flash and always has. The orange light also gets set early in the flash process and usually disappears so quickly you don't even notice it. I have it as a mapped network as the other 3 drives do. you saved me a bunch of work. It never ended, and I figured it drive, but sometimes it shows the capacity info and sometimes it doesn't. Hi Greg, if you have forgotten your username as well as your password you will need to log in with SSH using the admin_hipserv2_seagateplug_AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD username and whatever you set the admin password to.then type sudo - s and re-enter your admin account password.ignore the connection refused message.enter ls /homeyou will see a list of folder names. It should mount automatically and be accessible just like when you plug in a USB stick, but if any problems then reboot the device. I am seriously thinking of giving up on the GoFlex Home. I am not going to try to make sense of the screenshot of the partition table you posted because there is no way you can read the filesystem to recover data with different sector sizes.The VMware Workstation is not recognzing the enclosure i.e. I have tried to connecting directly to the router, or internet provider modem without success. My daughter has a LINUX machine and lo and behold with the same interface I was able to mount the drive see all the "Public" files and transfer them to another drive. Just as drive which should up under My Computer. Seagate support advised me to connect the drive directly to my windows machine using SATA to USB cable or ship them the drive with $600 to recover it. I just do not get it, when I reset it for 10 seconds I get drive white light, once I flash with your firmware and refit the drive, I can't get it to mount and white drive light come on.I can get into it using your default user and passwords etc, but not into the drive as said won't mount so it seems. Hi KenjiNow that Seagateshare is no more, how can I add a new user account?I read on one of your previous replies dated (28 October 2019 at 08:24) that there is a web service, is this what I want? Thank you so much and please keep up the good work!For those running into a read only / readonly error while trying to edit their release file, once you insert your desired info:1)hit esc2)shift+z3)shift+z4):w !sudo tee %5):q!6)exit. I do not know exactly why :). Any advice on getting pass this? Hi,I finally just bit the bullet and bought a USB 3 external enclosure. Some users install a different bootloader to load different firmware, like Archlinux or Debian OS. That's a shame because I have a few small portable Seagate drives have a common problem that even Seagate hasn't tried to offer support for. Thanks so much, saved my parents from losing all of their personal files! This makes an external HDD far easier to install and start using in minutes. Once I reflash all is fine can log in with your default user password no problem,but I get no white light so therefore no access to drive.If I reset with 10 second procedure I then get white light and solid green but then I get standard registration page come up.So reflash again it all works but then fit drive - no white light no access to drive etc. I don't if it's worth the trouble, but that's up to you.Recovering the data off the hard drive is relatively simple. This article contains information that shows you how to fix Kenji, many, many thanks for the updated FW. I'll keep that link just in case. Everything is stored in "/home/0common/.users//Goflex Home Personal"Thanks again, I'll never ever buy a seagate product from now on ! Спасибо, всё получилось. The NTFS filesystem has not mounted properly.Solutions, since you aren't worried about the data on the drive;1. I have made a copy of the stock firmware with the small difference that the first user has already been created and you don't need the Seagateshare server to initialize. It means that the GoFlex cannot connect to the INTERNET.The GoFlex has to be connected via ethernet to your modem during the flashing process. Also per the above about the essays directory there is nothing in there. Problem is the recovery program only identifies certain file types so things like my CorelDraw files (CDR) I am not sure if they are found or being converted to some other format as there is no naming convention at all. Using the default ones mentioned above doesn't appear to work. I am also unable to have any Ideas? Any ideas? Thanks for the offer but no need to donate, I am just repaying all the helpful information I have got off the internet over the years. Your setup is a little complicated so trying to connect the drive more directly to a computer may help but typically, not finding any partitions after the DEEPER SEARCH is a sign that a data recovery needs to be performed rather than fixing data corruption with a program like TestDisk. When looking at Device Manager under "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" it get an error "This Thunderbold Device is not certified for PC use. Has anyone had experience of this permissions need setting. I did msdos as a partition instead of gpt and it did go through with no errors...but still no solution.Using /dev/sdaWelcome to GNU Parted! Have you had a lot of entry away from home. So my guess is you could use any drive in it as long as it fits?Any ideas as this drive has a huge amount of wifes photos on it, so my life is on the line here Ha ha.. I can connect to it wirelessly with upload additional ones into this drive. I remember seeing articles on the net about running an OS on a USB drive on the GoFlex Home so that might be worth Googling, but sadly nothing lasts forever. I've tried twice (second time after rebooting), /dev/sda1 is listed however when formatting I get the following:Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylindersUnits = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sda1 1 243202 1953514583+ ee EFI GPTbash-3.2# /sbin/mkfs.ntfs -Q /dev/sda1Cluster size has been automatically set to 4096 bytes.Creating NTFS volume structures.Error writing to /dev/sda1: Input/output error.Error writing non-resident attribute value.Couldn't create $Bitmap: Input/output error, Kenji, Should I buy a USB SATA adapter and try formatting directly from Windows ? Useful tips and how-to advice for the Seagate Freeagent GoFlex Home NAS. Hi vs, if you read this post I described how to reflash the firmware with an admin user already set up so you do not need the seagate registration which no longer works.Alternatively, if you don't need a NAS and just want to access the files on the hard drive then connecting with SATA should work. TiVo (/ ˈ t iː v oʊ / TEE-voh) is a digital video recorder (DVR) developed and marketed by Xperi (previously by TiVo Corporation and TiVo Inc.) and introduced in 1999.TiVo provides an on-screen guide of scheduled broadcast programming television programs, whose features include "OnePass" schedules which record every new episode of a series, and "WishList" searches … It's a long time since I used Unix Linux it's running, but there is a workaround on the OpenStora website. I am a naive elderly user who has my GoFlex Home set up out of the box following Seagate instructions and Syncback for several years. is a powered eSata port. Does this sound too kludgy, input is greatly appreciated. Reset 3 seconds wipes out user and passwords only, then can redo with default admin one you have set no problem, but white drive light still stays off, but when I reset for the 10 seconds that will bring the white drive light back on,See why I am confused ;) As to size its only a 1TB and it spins and makes all the same noises it use too when I boot it up in the base, so that is a plus but of course doesn't mean it doesn't have a physical issue..I probably have some or a lot of the photos on other PC drives still floating around, just have to find them and some would probably be PATA/IDE drives so guess I be looking for adapters or the like to Sata, I'm sure they be around can't say I been looking. SEAGATE GoFlex Home, access issues is commonly caused by incorrectly configured system settings or irregular entries in the Windows registry. [msdos]? Thank thank thank you! Resetting it won't help you and will only cause further problems. I know you said you are overseas but is there really no way you can get access to a desktop PC just for a short time?Then you could get cheap SATA and drive power cables, recover your data, repartition and reformat the drive in your USB enclosure and copy the data back to it. I need to have the MP3s on the SEAGATE is killing the idea. Got me?As to size its only a 1TB and I probably got pics on other drives still hanging around from old PCs but they probably older PATA/IDE so guess I be looking for adapters or whatever, do not know what out there never looked. Hello, why am I getting a solid orange light after doing the reset? My goflex started encountering problems the last few weeks. Maybe it got knocked around in the move.I don't think a USB-SATA connection is going to change anything (apart from maybe resolving the boot order issue) and the external power supply requirement is due to the 3.5 inch form factor rather than 1TB drive capacity (2.5 inch laptop drives use 5V but 3.5inch drives need 12V).cheers, And when you get your PC to boot with the drive connected, run chkdsk /f, Thanks alot mate , I reset my GOFLEX HOME as I thought it would fix it as i couldn't access it, so I reset it and didn't realise they killed off the service. I had the same issue. (parted) mklabel msdosWarning: The existing disk label on /dev/sda will be destroyed and all data onthis disk will be lost. Click on the disk (then right click) add drive letter. 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