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Seagate barracuda 3TB HDD - Windows 7 64bit - Not detected?

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January 24, 2013 2:44:30 PM

Good day, (Please kind in mind my knowledge on this topic is quite minimal)

I purchased a Seagate barracuda 3TB HDD off Ebay with the intentions of using it as extra storage only (not for windows).

However Windows 7 does not pick up the Hard drive even in disk manager. The first time I entered disk manager the drive present there but swiftly disappeared.

Also the drive itself makes a sound somewhat like a squeaky gate when first connected so I am slightly fearful that the drive may have been damaged in transport.

Is it likey that I have to update my BIOS (vastly outdated).
January 24, 2013 4:58:04 PM

Sadly the drive also does not show on the test. Thus pretty much confirming my fears that the item is in fact faulty :( 

I can only assume that the transportation has made some of the hardware come loose inside or similar. Such a shame.
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