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Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Not Recognized

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January 6, 2012 2:30:10 AM

I have recently built a new computer (specifications below). However I have a very annoying problem with the hard drive. The hard drive is not always recognized by the computer so all I can do is try to keep rebooting until it is. I already have the OS on it. I have only had this computer for 3 days and it has been having this issue from the first day.

Things I have tried so far:
- Unplugging other boot devices (USB drives and DVD Drive)
- Switching SATA Cables
- Setting SATA Controller to Enhanced and Compatible
- Formatted
- Updating to latest motherboard BIOS


HDD Info:
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB
SATA 6Gbps
3.5IN
Internal Hard
Drive - OEM
Model: ST1000DM003-9YN162
Firmware: CC46

Computer Specifications
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
2 x Gigabyte GTX 560 in SLI
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHz
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB
Windows 7 Professional Edition - 64 Bit
Corsair TX750 v2

All help will be appreciated. I have looked for solutions online and could not find any. I will send this same message to Seagate to see if they can help however I hear there service is not very good right now...

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January 6, 2012 8:48:58 AM

Initially i had the same issue. The drive did however show under Devic Manager as a SCSI drive for some reason. I used the Seagate diskwizard software, and installed drivers and made the drive useable and detectable under all conditions in Windows 7 64 bit. Link to software- http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name....
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Nice purchase by the way, i use this as my drive for games. Its one of the fastestet HDD driver out. Faster than WD Blacks. My Specs


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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 197.453 MB/s
Sequential Write : 196.491 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 56.467 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 95.983 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.636 MB/s [ 155.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.399 MB/s [ 341.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.306 MB/s [ 318.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.435 MB/s [ 350.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [L: 2.7% (25.1/931.5 GB)] (x1)
Date : 2012/01/02 17:02:01
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
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January 6, 2012 10:31:20 AM

All right, I'll try this when I can. Thanks for the reply, hopefully this will work...
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January 6, 2012 1:45:31 PM

Deedot78 said:
Initially i had the same issue. The drive did however show under Devic Manager as a SCSI drive for some reason. I used the Seagate diskwizard software, and installed drivers and made the drive useable and detectable under all conditions in Windows 7 64 bit. Link to software- http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name....
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Nice purchase by the way, i use this as my drive for games. Its one of the fastestet HDD driver out. Faster than WD Blacks. My Specs


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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 197.453 MB/s
Sequential Write : 196.491 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 56.467 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 95.983 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.636 MB/s [ 155.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.399 MB/s [ 341.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.306 MB/s [ 318.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.435 MB/s [ 350.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [L: 2.7% (25.1/931.5 GB)] (x1)
Date : 2012/01/02 17:02:01
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)


I installed Seagate DiscWizard. What do I do now? There are 4 options: Image Backup and Image Restore, Create Bootable Media, Disc Utilities and Manage Image Backups.
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January 6, 2012 3:42:17 PM

How where you able to get OS on the hardrive?
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January 6, 2012 3:42:58 PM

I use as data drive, i just created a partion for storage.
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January 6, 2012 5:50:04 PM

Deedot78 said:
How where you able to get OS on the hardrive?


Sometimes the hard drive is recognized and therefore it loads up. Sometimes it isn't.
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January 9, 2012 7:56:12 PM

Best answer selected by fuddy12345.
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January 9, 2012 7:56:59 PM

It seems that installing Seagate Discwizard has solved my problem however I am not a 100% sure. I guess this thread can be closed now. Thanks for the help Deedot78.
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September 3, 2012 4:07:27 AM

please need help i have the same problem please explain detailed form how solved this problem, becouse i install disckwizard and the drive show under Devic Manager as a SCSI drive please help.
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September 3, 2012 5:37:29 AM

dan_mo said:
please need help i have the same problem please explain detailed form how solved this problem, becouse i install disckwizard and the drive show under Devic Manager as a SCSI drive please help.


Installing the software pretty much fixed it for me however the problem still occurs ocassionally. Do you have SLI running? If you do, adjust the SLI bridge. That has helped me sometimes... It's weird.
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September 4, 2012 4:33:44 AM

Fuddy12345 said:
Installing the software pretty much fixed it for me however the problem still occurs ocassionally. Do you have SLI running? If you do, adjust the SLI bridge. That has helped me sometimes... It's weird.


tnx for help, but I resolved this, activating the AHCI mode in the bios but first changing the registry for more help google search: how to enable AHCI mode in windows 7.

PD: motherboard must support AHCI mode that is all, for motherboards that do not support AHCI mode (nforce chipset) read this tutorial information part: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/61869-ahci-enable-...
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