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IDE HDD not being detected. Can It be hot plugged?

  • Hard Drives
  • Cable
  • Seagate
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
July 20, 2009 2:41:49 PM

Hi, I have an old Seagate IDE HD that after a PSU failure stopped being detected. After troubleshooting I found that "sometimes" it gets detected by bios ONLY while being configured as SLAVE, but most of the times it does not get detected at all.
I got another HDD and installed windows with no problems, so it's not the cable or the motherboard.

The drive model is Seagate Barracuda ATA IV ST340016A

I was wondering what would happen if I start the computer with only the power cable connected to this faulty driveand then I plug the ATA cable while in windows?

Maybe you may have some other suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

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July 20, 2009 7:14:19 PM

anyone knows?
July 20, 2009 7:48:25 PM

IDE is not hot plugable.
More than likely the drive was damaged when the PSU went. :sweat:  :cry: