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SATA 6 HDD Recognized by Window but Won't Work

Last response: in Storage
April 1, 2012 12:27:31 PM

OS: Window Vista Ultimate (SP1)
Processor: Inter Core i3-2105 (3.10GHz)
RAM: 8.00GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System


I have recently just brought a Seagate SATA 6Gb/s HDD:
Model No. ST2000DM001BOX
7200rpm, 64MB

It is being recognized by the system and the HDD name show up in the "Devise Manager".
However, when I go to "My Computer", it is just NOT THERE ... :o  ?

I know it is a SATA 6Gb/s HDD and I already it plug-into the SATA 6.0 (blue) port.
How come it is being recognized in Window but can't show up in "My Computer" ?

The first the time I plug-in this SATA 6G HDD, Window install the driver automatically
and said it is "Ready to Use"

I already tried to set the BIOS SATA configuration as:
[IDE Mode]
[AHCI Mode]
[RAID Mode]

only IDE mode can I start Window normally, other 2 modes will just show up a
screen asking to start Window in [Safe Mode] / [Start as Normal], either way can
work and just keep pumping the same screen again and again...

I also try to use a External HDD Stock Station and use eSATA to connect this HDD,
however, it is not even recognized by the system...

I really need you expert help, many many thanks.

a b G Storage
April 1, 2012 12:41:47 PM

Sounds like the drive just needs to be initialized and formatted.

Right-click My Computer>Manage>Storage>Disk Manager.
In the bottom half of this console you should see your drive with a black bar amongst drives with blue bars.
Right click on this drive, select "Initialize Disk". Then you can right click on the drive image and select "Create simple volume".
That last action will start a wizard which you should easily be able to follow.

Hope this helps
April 1, 2012 6:55:20 PM

Thank You Thank You Thank You psaus ~!!!

You know exactly what I am going through! It works out perfectly!
You provide the simplest answer to this question I can ever find on
the web, Head Off To you psaus ~

Sincere JOEY
a b G Storage
April 1, 2012 7:16:16 PM

No problem, Joey. Glad it was so easy and quick. :)