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February 19, 2013 5:35:50 PM

I upgraded my bios to the latest version, but my system only sees 1 of my 2 hdds and tells me I have half the space. :cry:  What can I do to repair this?

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February 19, 2013 6:02:34 PM

O.K. MY system DOES see both HDDs, but it still only shows half of the 2 TBs that should be there. Any input?
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February 19, 2013 6:34:46 PM

No. only 1 HDD shows volumes or capacities when I populate. the other shows none.
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February 19, 2013 7:13:48 PM

Is it a Seagate 7200.11 drive?
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February 19, 2013 8:59:18 PM

Very close. Both HDDs are 1 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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a c 311 G Storage
February 19, 2013 9:20:04 PM

Seagate's 7200.11 and 7200.12 drives often fail with "0 LBAs".

There is a fix that sometimes works for the 7200.12. However, I would first obtain a terminal report before comtemplating any changes to the drive.

Seagate 7200.11 BSY bug and 0 LBA fix:
http://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128807
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/457286-sea...
http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Barracuda-XT-Barracuda-Bar...
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February 19, 2013 9:27:23 PM

Maybe I can simply replace the bad HDD with an SSD. Possible?
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a c 311 G Storage
February 20, 2013 4:05:17 AM

Sure, why not.
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February 20, 2013 10:58:06 AM

Best answer selected by offcenter.
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