Unable to detect internal sata hdd
Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:03 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:42 AM
Couple of questions, any signs of life from the HDD (activity LED flashing for example) is the HDD listed in either the BIOS or Device Manager and has the HDD been acting out of the ordinary or making odd noises before this happened?
All of a sudden been having this problem. Model is 1tb seagate barracuda for desktop. Ive tried connecting on other data, power cables but to no success.
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Run the appropriate Seatools diagnostic software http://www.tacktech....tid=287#seagate
Post back with the requested details and the results of the testing.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:07 PM
Edited by xxmaxixx, 22 October 2011 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:34 PM
This will be on the computer case itself, when data is being read or copied to or from the HDD they blink quickly, they are commonly amber in colour.
How do i look for LED from my hdd?
This suggests that the HDD is dead and possibly caused by a failed PCB (printed circuit board).
BIOS and device manager doesnt seem to list the hdd and there isnt any weird noises.
If you can, borrow an external USB HDD enclosure like the one @ http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182155 place the drive in it to see if it is functional.
If the HDD is dead check the warranty status @ http://support.seaga..._validation.jsp
Posted 22 October 2011 - 09:26 PM
Edited by xxmaxixx, 22 October 2011 - 11:22 PM.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:48 AM
Good news on the warranty, yes I hope you are able to retrieve your data using the HDD enclosure, Recuva may help with this but only if the HDD has power http://download.cnet...4-10753287.html
Stated warranty's covered till Jun 21, 2013. Will be getting enclosure by tmr. Huge amount of data to backup. Hopefully i can still retrieve the data stored.
As you said the drive had been operating normally with no noises etc it does suggest a PCB issue and replacing that is something that a local Tech could do for you with the understanding that they did not erase any data on the drive, this decision however is yours to make as this option would almost certainly void your warranty.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:06 AM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:23 AM
Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:04 AM
Edited by xxmaxixx, 30 October 2011 - 09:05 AM.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:46 AM
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