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Seagate barracuda 3TB HDD - Windows 7 64bit - Not detected?
Jan 24, 2013, 2:44 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Is it likey that I have to update my BIOS (vastly outdated).
Jan 24, 2013
seagate barracuda windows 64bit detected
Jan 24, 2013, 4:30 PM
Test the drive with Seagate
SeaTools for Windows
and it will confirm or allay your fears about it being faulty.
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Jan 24, 2013, 4:58 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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