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Old 02-10-2015, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new 1TB Seagate SATA drive. After physically installing the drive I attempted to boot the computer only to find out that the drive wasn't detected. I tried changing SATA cables with one of my other HDDs which I know was working and the same thing happened except this time when I booted I found a new unallocated space for a 3.86GB drive that I can't do anything to. diskpart doesn't detect it and neither does Seagate's useless Discwizard program. I don't really want to wait and return it because I don't have the patience for it since I've been waiting to upgrade my storage from just 2 250GB hard disks.

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Old 02-10-2015, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Seagate Drive not being detected

Try booting off of a GParted LiveCD and see if it recognizes it as the full size.

If not, then send it back as defective and get a replacement.
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Default Re: Seagate Drive not being detected

Have you checked in bios to see if it picks it up?
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I've been waiting to upgrade my storage from just 2 250GB hard disks.
You state you have 2 - 250 gb drives?
Your disk management does not show that either, your G: drive only shows 29.82 gb's
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Default Re: Seagate Drive not being detected

Yeah. I checked the BIOS already and its never picked it up. Most of my SATA cables are new and I have a few I was using and using those didnt help.

I do have 2 250GB I have one unplugged while I was troubleshooting. Disk 0 in the screenshot is my first one.
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Yeah. I checked the BIOS already and its never picked it up. Most of my SATA cables are new and I have a few I was using and using those didnt help.

I do have 2 250GB I have one unplugged while I was troubleshooting. Disk 0 in the screenshot is my first one.
If BIOS isn't picking it up, then it's probably a dead drive.

You can try a different SATA port, or even a different system to double check.
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If BIOS isn't picking it up, then it's probably a dead drive.

You can try a different SATA port, or even a different system to double check.
+1, sounds like you need to buy a new HDD
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Yeah just buy a new one because once you buy another one and it has the same issue you will then know what your next steps may be
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