For Windows Users: Required OS: XP or Higher FreeAgent Go (or Pro) Software Download FreeAgent Desktop Software Download Sea Tools This Guide is using the 'FreeAgent Go (or Pro) Software Download' choice. To Fix The Spindown Problem Download and install the software, then plug in your hard drive. Click the "My Drives" Tab then at the bottom select "Settings". You should see Click adjust power settings change the 15 minutes to Never and hit apply. It shouldnt turn off anymore. Mac Users (untested) To Edit the spindown time in Mac OS X go to terminal type in: pmset -a spindown 30 0=Never then you will be asked for admin's password than your good to go! (Credits to zackk89 from seagate forums for this one) Ubuntu Users (Advanced Users Only!!) first off open a terminal next your going to use Code: sudo apt-get install sdparm sudo sdparm -a /dev/sdX replace X with whatever your drive letter is it should output a bunch of txt describing your drive mine was Code: /dev/sde: Seagate FreeAgent GO 250 Power condition mode page: IDLE 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0] STANDBY 1 [cha: n, def: 1, sav: 1] ICT 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0] SCT 9000 [cha: n, def:9000, sav: 9000] now youll want to use Code: sudo sdparm --command=start /dev/sde sudo sdparm --clear STANDBY -6 /dev/sde sudo sdparm -a /dev/sde and your output should become Code: /dev/sdX: Seagate FreeAgent yourmodelhere Power condition mode page: IDLE 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0] STANDBY 0 [cha: n, def: 1, sav: 0] ICT 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0] SCT 0 [cha: n, def:9000, sav: 0] now it should work Good luck and let me know if any of this doesnt work ill be sure to fix it I am not responsible for anyone messing up there computer/hard drive/ etc. due to use of this guide. It is the users responsibility should anything go wrong. Again, don't whine if you mess up, this is just a guideline, don't blame me if your hard drive blows up and kills your dog.