I just received a HD from ebay, it says it's refurbished but it is ebay. I don't really need the drive for anything but size spec, but I did buy it so I could use it also.
I don't know the manufacturer of the drive, it is a sata, 40gb notebook.
When I hook it up to a sata port and turn on the computer, the boot gets stuck at the bios screen, I can not enter the bios. I have tried every jumper combination also. I don't think it's making the click of death noise, but I doubt that would stop the computer from boot. (note this is a second data drive, the boot is on a different one). I have a 750a xfx mobo, with v 1.4 bios. When I hook it up to either the white sata ports on my mobo (i think they are disabled, but i'm not sure) or to another computer (a dell running xp that i have used to back up files) the computer boots fine but doesn't recognize the drive in the bios or in windows.
I was using my sata cable (that worked only 1 month before) and since when the drive was in something was going differently I thought it was fine, but alas, I switched to a brand new cable that I had, and it works perfectly, thanks, sometimes it's just the simple stuff.