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New Seagate 2TB HD - Bricked out of the box?

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January 23, 2014 8:35:05 AM

Hi all -

I just bought a brand new Seagate 2TB Barracuda ST2000DM001.

It's not showing up/registering in BIOS or once booted into Windows 7. I'll be cloning or transferring the image from my existing HD to the new one.

In any case, I've tried everything I can think of to get the drive to register (all possible SATA and power cord combinations). I even attempted to connect it using the same cord that my main HD is normally connected through, and it was still not recongnized by BIOS.

I also see and hear no evidence that the drive is even spinning up. Obviously I am planning on returning it to the retailer and getting a new one, but are there are other key things I can try to confirm that the drive is spinning up?

I'm running a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 motherboard with a 750W CoolerMaster power supply.
a b G Storage
January 23, 2014 8:44:50 AM

Hi, Try opening Disk Management or insert a WIndows DVD and boot from it.
If the HDD is listed in DIsk Management, right click and intialize it.
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January 23, 2014 9:21:56 AM

alexoiu said:
Hi, Try opening Disk Management or insert a WIndows DVD and boot from it.
If the HDD is listed in DIsk Management, right click and intialize it.


Thanks for the reply.

I did try hooking the drive up to the 'main' SATA connection and booting from a bootable USB drive I created. The drive was also not available from the Windows USB.

Also, wouldn't the drive at least be viewable from BIOS if I were to be able to initialize it in disk management? It isn't showing in BIOS at all.
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a b G Storage
January 23, 2014 9:29:09 AM

Is it seen in Disk management?
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January 23, 2014 10:56:25 AM

alexoiu said:
Is it seen in Disk management?


I will have to double check that later tonight, but I know that I was never able to get it to register in BIOS.
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a b G Storage
January 23, 2014 11:12:32 AM

Check not in BIOS, but Disk management.
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a c 938 G Storage
January 23, 2014 4:20:15 PM

If the bios doesnt know about it then its highly unlike disk management will see it.
If its not even spinning up then I would check your sata power cable that comes from the PSU. I've even run into where the drive comes with a molex to sata power adapter and people hook it all up and then forget to connect the molex end of the adapter to one from the PSU. <grin>
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