Seagate External Hard Drive Not Working On Ps5

Seagate External Hard Drive Not Working Ps5


Seagate hard drives come in different sizes and variants and are capable of storing huge amounts of data. Occasionally, when you plug your Seagate external hard drive into your PS5 console, you might witness that it is not working as before.

Worry not!

Because you are not the only person who is facing this issue. It is a common problem with most of the hard drives available in the market. If you are clueless about how to troubleshoot the issue, then this article will provide the solution to fix the Seagate external hard drive that is not working on the PS5 console.

Checking the connections:

  1. Confirm that the Seagate hard drive’s Wi-Fi mode is turned off.
  2. If not, press the Power button and wait until the blue Wi-Fi light turns off.
  3. Use the original or the 18-inch USB cable to connect the drive to your PS5 console.
  4. If the USB cable is damaged, it may also cause your Seagate external hard drive to malfunction.
  5. Buy a new genuine USB cable and connect it to your PS5 console.
  6. If the hard drive starts responding like before, this means that the issue is with the USB cable and not with the Seagate external hard drive.

Trying out a new USB port:

  1. Sometimes, USB ports fail to function. Therefore, cross-check that the USB ports are functioning properly on your PS5 device.
  2. If your PS5 has multiple USB ports, then try connecting the Seagate external hard drive to another port. In case your hard drive is getting recognized by connecting to another USB port, then finish off the troubleshooting steps.
  3. If the Seagate hard drive issue still exists, follow the troubleshooting methods given below.

Power cycling your PS5:

  1. Switch off your PS5 console.
  2. Unplug all the cords and power cables.
  3. After a few minutes, reconnect all the cables.
  4. Power on the PS5 device.
  5. Check whether the hard drive is working like before.

Running a complete system scan:

If your Seagate external hard drive is not working on your PS5 console, connect it to your PC to run a full system scan.

  1. Install a genuine antivirus software on your computer.
  2. Run a complete system scan to know whether the hard drive is affected by any viruses.

Note: If you already have an antivirus software on your PC, then use that itself to perform a full system scan.

Formatting raw Seagate to NTFS:

If your Seagate drive shows RAW or unallocated, formatting the drive will be the best option.

  1. Connect the hard drive to your computer.
  2. Open the Disk Management window.
  3. Set volume label.
  4. Set NTFS as the file system.
  5. Select Quick Format.
  6. Finally, click the OK button so that the formatting process begins.

Check if your hard drive is working on your PS5 console.

So, these are a few troubleshooting methods you can follow to get rid of the “Seagate external hard drive not working on the PS5 console” issue. Furthermore, if you come across any other doubts regarding the above topics, feel free to call our technicians as early as possible.