Booting to a SATA drive... OR broken drive!
Hey there. I have bought a (second hand) hard drive: a SATA Hitachi 7K160 drive and once connected to the motherboard via the SATA cable, on start tp there are some soft but repetitive noises in the drive which freezes the system for about two minutes then the machine continues and cannot detect the drive. Have i missed something or is this definitely a busted drive?
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