I tried plugging the hard drive in another system as primary slave, it makes noises while system restarts and then nothing happens, my primary master is detected but primary slave is not. I cannot access the hard drive using bootdisk either.
I guess I have to give up on the drive and send it for a replacement. Thankfully, the warranty is still on. However it sucked to know that they issue re-certified (not new) drives as replacement of defective drives like mine.
Thanks for your help anyways.
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