How To Fix Seagate External Hard Drive Beeping?

Seagate External Hard Drive Beeping

Is your Seagate external hard drive beeping repeatedly? If Yes, then try to fix the issue by following the troubleshooting steps given on this page. Usually, the drive will make noise if it is damaged internally. You can also use SeaTools to diagnose the hard drive issues. If the test fails, then there might be a mechanical problem with your drive. Keep reading the instructions below to troubleshoot the hard drive issue further.

Solution 1: Check The USB Connection

  • First, unplug the drive from your computer’s USB port.
  • Clean the dust inside the USB port.
  • Replug the drive into your computer after a few minutes.
  • If necessary, try connecting the cable to a different port on your computer.
  • If the beeping sound still happens, replace the USB cable and try to connect the drive to another computer.
  • If you find no issues with the USB connection, update the USB driver.

Solution 2: Update The USB Driver

  • Click the Start menu and type ‘device manager’ in the search field. Hit the Enter key and click to open Device Manager from the search result.
  • Expand the USB controllers in the Device Manager window.
  • Right-click the USB driver and select the Update driver option.
  • Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Wait until the update is completed.
  • In case your Seagate external hard drive beeping after updating the USB driver, execute the next solution.

Solution 3: Check The Disk Using Command Prompt

  • Click the Start menu and type ‘cmd’ in the search field.
  • From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • Type ‘chkdsk g: /r’ in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key.
  • Wait until the scan is complete.
  • If the problem remains unsolved, replace the drive to fix your Seagate external hard drive beeping problem.
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