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Bios not detecting HDD

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March 18, 2010 4:47:00 PM

Hey,
Up until a few days ago my hard drive was running perfectly fine. Suddenly, nada. I'm running an EVGA 750i Motherboard with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HDD. The post hangs on Sata detection for about 20 seconds on whichever Sata port I have it plugged into. The drive itself does spin up and stays spinning while the system is on; it also makes a sort of squeal when I turn the system on as if the arm were trying to do something. I've tried using different ports, cables, and power connectors but still nothing. My optical drive detects just fine, so I know it's not the power, the cable itself, or the mobo's ports. I figured it might be fixable since the thing still spins up. But I've had it for about a year so it would fit the timeframe for failing drives as per the user comments section of newegg. Also, there's no way to change the jumper setting as it runs standard without a jumper and never came with one. Any ideas if this is fixable or is the thing dead?

Might be useful links:
The drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo manual:
http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/123-YW-E175-A1_Manual....

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March 18, 2010 4:51:24 PM

RMA the thing, the warranty is still there, right?
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March 18, 2010 5:05:25 PM

There is, but that's really my absolute very last decision. I like fixing things.
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March 23, 2010 10:32:34 AM

Then have you tried using your HDD on another machine, or trying out another sata hdd on your machine??
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April 3, 2010 7:11:03 AM

Starges said:
Then have you tried using your HDD on another machine, or trying out another sata hdd on your machine??


Unfortunately the only other systems in my house are IDE. But I'm certain the thing is busted after a few more attempts at getting it working it started clicking and making unpleasant noises. Since then I've gotten a replacement and it works fine. I'll be RMAing the thing after Easter.
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