Just try the drivers...
A few months ago, my own new harddisk was dead. My bios detected a harddisk, but it didnt see the vendor, model number etc.. You can also try the Western Digital software to test the disk..
I just checked if my Hard Drive was dead o my other PC and it isn't, it was working perfectly.
I've reinstalled it back into my new PC though. So itsn't not the Hard Drives fault.