Originally Posted by PP Mguire
If it's not being detected in the bios itself then odds have it the controller board is toast.
I don't think thats the correct answer...
Raver if you get a chance, borrow a hard drive from someone or use your old one.
See if it comes up on the same sata cable the seagate was on.
If it does this inconsistently with no problems, hook up the seagate in another machine.
Use the same sata cable
it was on before, if it does come up in bios...
Try a newer cable, if it "STILL" does not show up in bios or windows..
Its safe to say you were correct the drive is dead and you may need to rma.
I don't know what seagates technicians are doing these past few years while making hard drives or refixing them.
They have had more problems then they want to admit to the general public. :/
Thats why I said don't go with seagate until their failure rate has dropped for one year.
Let me know what happens.