Free Agent Go Flex 2.5 ext

  8 years ago
  Seagate (Storage device (Hard Drive, Flash, USB stick..))
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything works out-of-the-box.
Just for Record purpose - this works on Linux as:
i) Data drive - tested in Linux Mint 11
ii) Boot into Linux - tested with Kubuntu

What doesn't work:

What did not work was not Linux or Mint's fault.
It's just Good Design Concept poorly implemented by Seagate.
i) Weak i/c circuitry to give up easily
ii) Badly implemented usb2/3 connector . Too easily get disconnected, even shifting my laptop/keyboard slightly :(.
iii) I trusted Seagate so much - good experience with internal drive and didn't mind to pay a little more for reliable external hd. Sigh...

**** DON'T GET THIS if you are going to install Linux Mint on it!!!

What was done to make it work:

1) Just don't touch or move the cable once connected.
2) Tried cable by another vendor - which give more steady connection.
3) Bought another USB Hard disk :) iomega eGo 1TB with DropGuard Extreme to install Linux Mint in it. Oops! now you know where i get that cable from.

Additional notes:

1) Seagate is my vendor of choice actually, but until they resolved weak circuitry and connection issue, I am not going to get another Seagate external HD - bought 3 so far. One died in weeks, another I went to war with the 'enclosure' to pry out my 320GB 3.5" from a dead box. Circuitry problem again. Third is still working - with Kubuntu in it :) yeh!!!