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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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
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.