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Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk - paging error

By abanerji
Apr 7, 2008
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  1. I bought an external hard disk (FreeAgent 160GB, Model # ST901603FGE1E1-RK) in February 2008. The purpose is data backups of my PCs (all XP-SP2). Whenever I use this external hard disk (from any of my PCs), there are always a few occurences of the following in Event viewer :-

    Type: Warning
    Source: Disk
    EventID: 51
    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\D during a paging operation

    My other external hard disk is a Western Digital (procured about a year ago), and so far, I have not come across any such error message when I use it.

    Should I be concerned about this error event in my Seagate FreeAgent? Since this is a data backup device, I am worried.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. abanerji

    abanerji TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Thank you for your advice ... will try.

    Just wondering, does a paging operation error mean that file copy might have gone wrong?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes it means data stored in the paging file may not have been written to the disk correctly
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