Seagate barracuda 3TB HDD - Windows 7 64bit - Not detected? Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Seagate Storage Last response: January 24, 2013 4:58 PM in Storage Share Kazzier 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 Is it likey that I have to update my BIOS (vastly outdated). More about : seagate barracuda 3tb hdd windows 64bit detected phil22 a b $ Windows 7 a c 79 G Storage January 24, 2013 4:30:47 PM Test the drive with Seagate SeaTools for Windows and it will confirm or allay your fears about it being faulty. Click "Downloads" on this page: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/ Kazzier 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAllocating the ~700 GB in Seagate barracuda 3TB HDD in Windows 7 64bit ForumSeagate barracuda 3TB as 746 GB? ForumMBR to GPT - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 Forum[Hard Drives] Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD problems, please help! ForumBios / Windows can't detect 3TB Seagate Barracuda ForumSeagate Barracuda 3TB Drive -- Not spinning ForumBest Way to Partition 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT Forum2 Seagate Barracuda XT 3tb in raid 0 ForumSeagate Barracuda XT ST33000651AS 3TB SATA3 ForumSeagate 3TB hard drive only showing 746gb Forum3TB Seagate showing olny 746GB???? ForumComputer can't find 3tb hard-drive, so can't format drive ForumNew 3tb HDD shows 746gb ForumExternal USB3 3TB drive shows 2 devices? ForumSeagate 3TB HDD reporting only 746.1GB ForumSeagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS 1.5TB and loud random clicking noise ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumInitializing my HDD I/O error Forum[Solved] SSD Drives and Windows 7 Sleep Forum[Solved] HDD Autopark feature More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !