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March 31, 2014 5:10:08 PM

I recently bought a 1TB Hitachi Ultrastar 7200rpm 32mb cache HDD and what happened was when I first plugged it in it started making a really loud scratching noise for about 30 sec to a minute then it just dies. Right now my computer is running off of a 500GB Toshiba S3600 External HDD and I only have access to it for another week or two since it isn't mine. I bought this HDD off of eBay and this is the second time I get a HDD with problems, first time I got one that was beeping and didn't work and got a full refund for it, now this one just makes noises and dies and is not detected by bios or windows setup. Can anyone tell me if there is any possible way to fix this or do I have to order another and wait another couple weeks?
Also it only powers on from sata not on peripherals, it used to work on peripherals but now doesn't.
Link to the HDD sounds and what it does:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tnhLJL3i34&feature=you...
a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:13:53 PM

You need to get another drive.
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a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:15:00 PM

You need to get an HDD from a reliable source; somehow eBay does not strike me as one. Try Amazon, Newegg, or any other hardware retailer (even brick-and-mortar store, if available in the area).
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a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:15:13 PM

That is a dead HDD, I recommend trying to send it back, getting your money back and buying new, also I don't recommend Hitachi, I would go for something like a WD HDD, new. They are much more reliable and perform better. Don't cheap out on components, I rarely buy off ebay, maybe for leads.
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a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:17:39 PM

It is definitely a bad HDD if it is making that type of sound, I would send it back, get a refund and go with something like a Seagate Barracuda
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March 31, 2014 5:22:16 PM

Yeah I thought it was dead, I'm not using eBay anymore, when I get them in the mail they all appeared to be dead. Probably gonna goto fry's and get a brand new one.
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a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:31:25 PM

AlexGol15 said:
Yeah I thought it was dead, I'm not using eBay anymore, when I get them in the mail they all appeared to be dead. Probably gonna goto fry's and get a brand new one.


I've had the best luck with Newegg, Ebay is highly dependent on the seller
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a b G Storage
March 31, 2014 5:36:06 PM

Yeah I would go with newegg or amazon.
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