I have looked for answers but not found hem here so I thought I would ask and hope someone can help me.
My Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB drive has failed. It shows up in BIOS as normal but on the POST screen it says the SMART staus is bad. In windows (7) it does not show up at all. I have tried disk managment and it is not there nor does it show up in the hardware manager. Basically windows does not even know it is there.
s to summarize, here is what i know:
The disk shows in BIOS and all info reads normally
SMART staus is bad
Does not show in windows anywhere
It spins up
it is my back-up drive. All my data was stored on it and backed up to it.
I am totally lost.
What I am trying to find out is if there is ANY hope for me at all at this point. Any ifo would be great. I thought about changing the board but could this even be the issue?