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NEW HDD INSTALLATION PROBLEMS


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It shouldn't, but neither should you be having difficulties with the new drive. How badly was the old drive damaged?
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i've read up on this drive, on the net, and it says it's a common issue, not being recognized. suggestion was to jump pins 5 and 6. try that?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822135106

Edited by Jayman01, 03 February 2010 - 11:07 PM.

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Thanks for that, Jay, I was assuming an IDE

Edited by Chipzzz, 03 February 2010 - 11:13 PM.

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If anyone can think of anything I might be missing, please let me know.
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The old drive is pretty damaged' doubt it will work.
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Thanks for that, Jay, I was assuming an IDE

it's for both IDE and SATA. they have both connections. VERY important NEVER to connect both the SATA and IDE cables onto it.
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I gather only the power is IDE or SATA - the data is SATA only as far as I can tell.
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I too thank you Jay for the information and the link! :) Glad to know my problem is common. Not quite understanding the meaning of jumping pins 5 and 6 but I'll try and figure it out.
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I'm getting a little confused. I am using IDE/PATA cables. Did I make a mistake?
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I'm getting a little confused. I am using IDE/PATA cables. Did I make a mistake?

can you give me the model number on the hard drive. it will start with WD...
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Sure give me a minute.
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Here's the information:

WD800AAJB-00J3A0
Drive Capacity: 80GB
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
RPM: 7200RPM Cache: 8MB
Form Factor: 3.5 in.

Edited by samman, 03 February 2010 - 11:34 PM.

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I've always found WD drives to be extremely stable and reliable. What makes you think your old drive is fried as opposed to something else in the machine having a problem?
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For some reason it started making clicking/grinding noises and stopped working. I read that freezing and dropping it would revive it but it didn't help.

Edited by samman, 03 February 2010 - 11:48 PM.

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I'm wondering if it was the HDD that caused the failure. When it stopped working, do you remember the symptoms?
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