Windows does not recognize HDD

I have a 320 GB HDD that was laying around, might have come from a DVR. I plug it in and nothing shows up. I did look in the BIOS and it does show up there. When I look in device manager or my computer it does not show up. Is there anything I can do to make it usable or is it just a paper weight?

Someone suggested the drive needs new firmware, if this is the case how would I do that.
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  1. Hi :)

    Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive... do NOT do this if you have an SSD...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. If you're running Windows, go into Disk Management and reformat the HDD (if it's there). The OS may not recognize the current formatted partition.
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