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Computer won't boot with new Seagate Barracuda drive as secondary drv

Q: Computer won't boot with new Seagate Barracuda drive as secondary drv

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. W/ASUS P7P55D Deluxe board Very stable and non buggy.

Computer was running great with multiple drives. I substituted one of my 1TB drives with a brand new Seagate 3 TB drive. With the new drive hooked up, the computer will not boot and gives a message that there is no hard drive detected, put media in and hit the key. (something to that effect).

If I enter the bios in the condition, it shows all the drives in their correct order and the boot sequence is the first hard drive, CD, etc. It has detected the new drive as drive #3.

But it will not boot.

But, if I disconnect the new drive (power and SATA connector), the compute will boot up fine.

I have checked all the connectors ad they seem fine.

Is there something about the sequence in which the SATA connectors have to be connected?

I am mystified.


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A: Computer won't boot with new Seagate Barracuda drive as secondary drv


Sometimes the sequence can be critical. can you check to see that the original HDD is plugged into SATA port 0? If not, try that to see if it works.


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I dont know what quite happened... For those of you who saw my initial post regarding difficulty getting into the bios, I have deemed that they were separate issues that just so happen to take place at the same time.

The back story is, I was playing a game that I keep on my RAID controlled 2nd hard drive, a Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm. I have had it less than a year and to be quite honest, up until recently, I would swear up and down that it worked better than my primary hard-drive. I was in the middle of the game and the game just shut down. When I went to restart the game, I realized all the partitions from the second hard drive were gone. I went to disk manager, and the disk was missing. I restarted my computer, windows wouldnt load. I fixed the windows issue by re installing windows. (only way to repair bootloader, short of installing ubuntu which would overwrite my files, anyways). Problem is that my new motherboards bios cant even detect the 1tb drive. I go to the ASUS raid wizard in the bios and it tells me that none were detected and I need to plug in a drive. Additionally, when I restart with the 2nd hard drive plugged in, windows, again, won't load. At least it will load this time if I take it out.

-Drive isn't discoverable by windows
-Drive isn't discoverable by ASUS UEFI Bios RAID wizard
-Drive keeps windows from booting
-Drive makes "bbbuuuuuuzzzzzzzz-click-BEEP" sound during ASUS bios boot graphic.

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A:Help restoring Seagate Barracuda 1TB drive...

"bbbuuuuuuzzzzzzzz-click-BEEP" is not a healthy noise for a drive to make. That and the fact that Windows can't detect it and it won't boot when plugged in suggests that the drive is bad.

You could try the drive in another PC or in a different SATA port and see if you can recover the data, but I wouldn't expect miracles. Unfortunately all drives die eventually.

EDIT: If the data is very important, you could try a data recovery service. They can be expensive, though.

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I have 2 seagate barracuda 80 gig hard drives. One with an operating system Win XP Pro and the other without. i just use this as a backup drive. i have had to remove it due to the fact it keeps locking my pc up. I have reformatted the drive and checked for bad sectors. has anyone any idea while this drive keeps doing this. Both drives i bought together just over a year ago.

A:Seagate Barracuda Hard drive failure

when does it lock up? Are you trying to use it on another computer? Is it a SATA or PATA drive.... give more info

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I want/need to replace my PC's internal hard disk drive as it's been faulty for some time. My main problem is finding out exactly what to replace it with.

According to "msinfo" it is a Seagate Barracuda (ST3200822AS) but this exact model is discontinued so I need to find a close match that will definitely work with my PC.

A quick Google search turned up this page which gives all the specs of the drive but I'm not sure what the essential things are that need to be the same to make sure my new HDD will work.

A:Replacing a hard disk drive (Seagate Barracuda)

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I just bought a couple Barracuda drives on eBay and want to install in my desk top LeNovo computer.
There is a couple cables free but only one fits the drive. The other 4-pin ones don't. There must be some sort of adapter for this.
Appreciate some help.

A:Cable(s) for SATA hard drive - Seagate Barracuda, in LeNovo

We would need to know which exact Barracuda drives you bought and your exact motherboard or atleast the model of the Lenovo in order to provide any useful guidance.

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so my drive is connected to my HP pavillion dv6133ea laptop through a usb nextar hd dock. it has worked fine for ages but now has started to stop suddenly during access of files on the drive. it's not making any funny noises, spins up fine but after 10 to 20 minutes of use stops working. if I reboot the drive sometimes it says it needs to format disk or if I wait a while it will boot up fine again. tried to diagnose myself and doesn't sound like a crash or notorious firmware problems to me. got it to boot up and tried to run CHKDSK on it. made it about 20 minutes through and suddenly stops. scared to keep trying to diagnose because if it is dying I want to save it's remaining vitality on trying to recover files!

any help is much appreciated!

A:seagate barracuda 7200.11 1000Gb drive problem, need help diagnosing :)

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My Pavillion m9441it Elite has the Seagate 7200.11 HD with busy bug problem that I solved by following a tutorial on internet.The HP drivedetect.exe utility result is: Drive Name ST3750630AS - Sn 9QK0MMYZ - Rev HP24Now I would like to update the firmware. Sp40966.exe don't work on windows 10.I would like to know if I can apply the update on this page:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=wk_91921_2&swEnvOid=4060#tab5sp52107.exe contains HP26_750.bat that contains the commandsf -m moose HP26CE3D.bin -s -f -v -b -x -i ST3750630ASThat seems made for my hd. Can anyone tell me if the update for workstations can go well for Pavillion PC as the m9441it model?Thank You

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I have searched long and hard and need help please.

I have a P4 2.8 CPU with 512 DDR400 Ram and WinXP Pro installed. My hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 120GB (Ultra) ATA. I have replaced cable to manufacturer's spec Ultra ATA cable, black interface used for master and jumper on Cable Select. I do not use the slave on this cable. I have checked BIOS and auto detected drive again. All seems fine here.

I have tested transfer rate on this drive with HD tach and HD Tune and get around 2.8 MB/sec. I experience very slow boot up and PC in general is very slow to start and execute programs.

I have removed all spyware and other threats with no effect.

A:Hard Drive transfer rate very slow (Seagate Barracuda 120GB)

Make sure you have hard disk DMA enabled in BIOS and see if Windows is using it.

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This hard drive originally was in my brother's computer. He had XP installed, went to install Windows 7 and after the first reboot, it would just hang on the bios screen.

I played with the jumper settings and such, nothin'. Put it in a few other computers, nothin'.

I was just curious, is it something that can be fixed or should I lay it on my desk to hold down some papers?

A:Seagate Barracuda 7200 250GB Hard Drive - Stopped working

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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Hey guys bought a New seagate barracuda 1TB hard drive earlier this year and have been having problems with it for a couple of weeks now, the drive makes a spinning sound as it would when it starts up and does this for a couple of times till the drive disappears from my Pc I did scan the drive for errors but none came up i also ran Seagate tools and it states the drive is fine no errors were logged in event viewer and im about to return the drive but have lost my receipt can someone please advice me if there's anything else i can do

A:Secondary Seagate Hard drive disappears after making spinning sound

Make sure all the cables are connected properly.

Open power options (Advanced) > disable power saving for storage devices.

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Recently I purchased a refurbished PC and I removed my hard drive , a Seagate barracuda hard drive, is this any use for anything else ?

Thank you


A:Seagate barracuda

Is it a SATA or IDE hard drive?

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I am trying to repair it myself and was wondering if anyone could advise me out to dissasemble it. There is a small, 16th of an inch bolt aside from the 4 t6 screws that I need to get off. How do I do it? needle nose pliers?

A:Seagate Barracuda 3tb

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Running on Windows 7 Ultimate

My friend has given me a external HDD now I tried several methods to get it to work.

-Plug and Pray. A lot of this.

-Removing it from the casing and plug it in via SATA

-Looking up on the Seagate site to download Drivers and Firmware. Everything is up to date.
-Also followed every pathetic suggestion on their troubleshoot page.

My main objective for 3 days has been able to access it so I can format it. After which I could possibly run data recovery although this isn't of great importance as I have the majority of the data he had on my computer.

The only issue is, when plugged in by SATA or USB it freezes disk manager when it is recognized, right clicking the drive freezes My Computer.

Other Notes-
-It previously worked on his Vista/Acer infested Laptop (temperamental) until he put Windows 7 on his Laptop
-The SATA to USB interface thing? is Made by Iomega.
-Showing up in My Computer is inconsistent.
-iTunes will not open when it is plugged in.
-Google Chrome gets angry at me also when it is plugged in.
-It is recognized as a Iomega HHD in those times I got close to Formatting it.
-Seagate say it has a 30 Second reset time when unplugged. What this resets... I have no idea.
-If it helps at all: Barracuda 7200.12 1TB/Firmware - CC44/Model Number (I think): ST31000528AS

I hope you can all help, I have cut my Finger on my processor fan so my actual blood, sweat and tears have gone in to fixing this.

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A:Seagate Barracuda Returns

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my 160g seagate cuda drive took a dump on me outta the blue and i really would like to recover the data. it will not spin up. can buy another drive and transplant the disk into the new drive or is there another way?

A:seagate barracuda dead

That would require expensive professional help as far as I know. If it's not aligned properly, the heads will plough the platters or not read at all. Have you checked the connections and the voltage at the drive? I would have thought the motor is the most durable part of the works. Even if you backup your data, these things tend to happen the day before.Here is a guide to swopping platters. You could end up with 2 useless drives.

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As everyone is beginning to learn, Seagate is having trouble with their newest release of SATA2 HDDS.

I recently purchased a Seagate 640GB "Barracuda" 7200.11 SATA2 HDD. This drive is listed on Seagate's site as one that is potentially a candidate for a "firmware upgrade".
Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether this is even a high risk unit for the problems Seagate has been having with their 7200.11 high capacity HDD series.

Wait 'til it bricks?

Flash the firmware?

Or, throw it away without trying to use it, and buy a WD "Caviar Black" to replace it as a matter of course?

Whaddya think......?

A:Seagate Barracuda Issues

Seagate is having real problems with those 7200.11 drives.

There are some posts on techspot site about the seagate drives. I would suggest you read those. And also, you can read about the drives from other sites too.

My suggestion would be not to use the drive, and just wait and watch about the final outcome of all this. If you use the drive, you would be risking your valuable data.
Since you have put money on the drive, dont just throw it away. Either, get an exchange for another drive, if possible... or just keep it for the time being, and get another drive meanwhile.

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I have a Segate Barracuda 250GB internal desktop drive that I bought an enclosure for to use it as an external drive. Up until recently it has been spinning up like normal and allowing me to read and write data on/to it. Suddenly, the drive no longer spins up. Thinking it was an error of the cradle I tried another HDD in it and it spun up to the full 7500 RPM's. The Segate does not make any sounds at all, and I can not hear any vibration from it. Any ideas are appreciated and considered because there is around 100 GB worth of important data contained on this drive!

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Have a Seagate barracuda 7200.7 that when I try to connect to the computer it wont even power up the computer shuts down, did replace all cables and all the other drives in my computer work, I had to RMA a new power supply recently, which I think produced a surge and as a result I think the drives Surge protector is damaged can I replace the PCB board on it would this work as I need to recover data on this harddisk

any suggestions would be helpful

A:Seagate Barracuda 7200.7

Put that drive aside. Get the computer up and running, then try to recover any data

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I have a Dell Precison 380 and am trying to replace my hard drive with a 1TB Seagate Barracuda drive. After I install the HD and start my computer, I get the following message:

Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1
No boot device found
strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

Does anyone know what I need to do to make this HD work. Thank you.

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Hey, I recently self built a new PC which contains an AMD 8350, Radeon HD 7850, 32GB of Corsair vengeance ram with a GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard. I am using the Seagate 3TB HDD as well as a Sandisk ReadyCache SSD. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.

The HDD is partitioned to be 2TB for windows, with a further 750GB partitioned and mounted to my steam install (I have a lot of games). The disk is in AHCI mode and is usally fully functional. The SSD is running as a cache currently, and does not show as a drive. The problem is every so often mutliple applications freeze simultaniously (this happens more frequently the more I do stuff). It's not really a freeze, but anything to do with file transfers stop, any downloads pause, web browser pages stop loading, file transfers stop, any attempt to open a file will not happen. So I decided to take a look at My Computer when this problem next occurred, and the HDD showed like this :

Notice how the HDD also says 400GB remaining, considering this is a brand new install on a 2TB HDD. If I refreshed this, I saw a completely different and random amount of storage remaining. About 20 seconds later, the HDD shows the correct amount of storage left, and anything continues again. My external expansion drive shows fine here too.

A long generic check on Seagate Seatools shows a pass on the HDD.

This problem is becoming a huge annoyance and I just wondered if anyone knew what this is about, and how I can go about fixing thi... Read more

A:3TB Seagate Barracuda - Strange problems


Did you format the disk as GPT or MBR? Is your motherboard using BIOS or UEFI?

Please do the following as well:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image


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Pay attention to seagate Barracuda IV and RAID

For thoso who are planning to get a RAID 0 setup with Barracuda IV HD, be carefull.

Those disks are great, but have some performance issues under a RAID 0 setup (I have this problem my self).

A:Seagate Barracuda IV, Raid issues?

Thank you Chixaro, I will keep my eye out for them, and do a little more research, if I was going to get those as my RAID. I have been looking at getting something setup as a RAID soon.

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I was reformatting my windows when I accidentally unplug the Ultra ATA cable.. when i plugged it back in there was this blue screen with an illegible error message. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

A:Seagate Barracuda ST3100011A HDD problem

Bump,please help?

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Hi Friends,

colleague has a home PC Dell Dim5000 18 mts old with a 'Hard Drive error' at start up. He thinks its the HD that is dead. I can't test it on my PC because I think its a SATA and mine is a ATA....not sure what that means! but the connections are different.

Anyone out there have similar problems with Seagate HD's.



A:Seagate Barracuda 160GB dead?


Tell your friend to download the test tools for his make of drive from the manufacturers website, or if he has no web access, you do it, run the tests and see what it says. it may be dead or it may be a Motherboard fault, or something else, most PC shops in England will do a free diagnosis these days and are found 3 to a street where I live.

Oh and as for Seagate drives, I rate them at the top of the list for reliability.


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Hello everyone

I have replaced my ASUS P8 Z68-V/GEN3 with an Intel Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K and at the same time the primary hard drive has changed from a 1TB Seagate Barracuda to a 3TB Seagate Barracuda. The new system is working fine apart from that the 1TB Seagate Barracuda does not show up in Computer, Disk Management, MiniTools partition management, DiskWizard or anywhere else no matter which SATA cable, SATA port or computer is used. Consequently, I am unable to retrieve any files from the old HDD which is disastrous for my business.

Please anyone give me any advice that you may have in order to retrieve any number of files from the unrecognised HDD.

Thank you,


A:1TB Seagate Barracuda does not show up with a new mobo

One problem I can see you running into immediately is swapping the main OS drive(1tb) for a new 3tb model! The 3tb drive would best serve as a primary storage drive rather then splitting it up.

The first place to look to see if the 1tb drive is even being seen at all would be a look in the bios setup>Advanced or boot order to see if it is listed there. You won't be able to mount the existing partition on the drive(former C volume) if the bios on the new board isn't even seeing it!

One thing I have here besides any partition recovery program would be an external usb enclosure to place any drive in. Why the new board wouldn't see the 1tb drive if you knew was working good prior to swapping boards out may be bios related.

You could try the reset option to see the drive then appears if not found listed. An external enclosure of course would see an entirely different bus used for file recovery if not put on another machine in order to back things up from it.

If you do find it listed there in the bios but not in Windows then you might find it listed differently in the DM possibly under removable or offline. Then you would need to see it initialized. When going back into the Disk Management maximise the window to look at everything in the DM to if you notice it as something else.

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Hi guys how are you?

I have a doubt about hardware and i think tha you can help me.

My motheboard is an Asus P8H67, like this link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...specifications

How you can see it have 2 SATA 6gb/s connectors

My hard disck is a Seagate Barracuda Green 2T 6GB/s, like this link: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...D&locale=en-US

The hard disk is connected in a Sata 3gb/s connector. Can i turn it on the 6GB/s connector?

This would increase the performance?

Thks for all who could help

A:HD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Green in sata 6GB

By all means connect a 6GB/s HDD to a 6GB/s header. you won't actually get that speed but will be better than 3GB/s header. At least it should. A 7500 RPM drive would be better in either case.

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I have a %title% hdd in my comp, and according to several reviews seagate has configured it to have a default 1.5gb/sec jumper.

1. How do I check what I have?
2. How do I change to 3gb/sec?


A:Solved: Seagate Barracuda 1TB jumper

Take off a jumper from a place like this, if there is a jumper: http://techreport.com/r.x/seagate-barracuda-es2/jumper.jpg
Quote: Large and fast. The first thing you have to know is the drive comes limited to 1.5 Gbits per second. By removing the jumper you allow the drive to auto-negotiate up to 3.0 Gbits per second. Google Seagate's manual ""100452348b.pdf"" and cruise to the top of page 20. All is explained in the PDF. Pull the jumper and NOW you have some serious speed !!!

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My hard drive has been making sort of scratching sound recently, like if you had some dirt or something in the HD.

I started HD sentinel and this is the report

I take it my drive is failing?
422 days does not seem a lot.

A:4000 Bad Sectors, Seagate Barracuda 1TB

I think I would run SeaTools, Seagate's diagnostic program. If it were me I would already be backing up my personal data. If that report is correct, it seems your drive is failing or has failed just hasn't realized it yet.

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hi all, just put together a new pc and i am having unbelivable amount of problems with it. I have previously had 3 sata hds (40gb, 500gb and 1500gb) the smallest of which was running windows 7. that has been wiped an reinstalled. however I am now having a problem with the larger one first it wasnt showing up in device manager, then it was, then it was working fine with all the partitions showing, then it just stopped, it still shows up in the disk management but i cant mount them or the like. and it also shows as having a capacity of 3046GB which in reality it doesnt. so I thought ok, maybe 7 is having a problem with it, so I'll unplug other hds and install 7 on it see if that works....... It didn't. It is saying from the install disk that it only has one partition of 2048GB and that is OEM reserved and I can't install onto it, the option is there to format the disk, but I really really dont want to, seeing as it is the largest disk i own and has pretty much all my data on. Having spent a lot of money on my new setup is it too much to ask for it just to work?
any assistance would be very much appriciated.


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A:windows 7 seagate barracuda 1.5tb hd problems

Welcome to TSG!

I'd check for a BIOS update on your motherboard. I do know there was a problem with Win7 seeing HD larger than 1tb and after a BIOS firmware update, it fixed the problem. Have you entered Setup and seen how your BIOS reports your drives?

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I would like to know why the SEAGATE ST39173N is soo expensive?
i know scsi's are fast but 9 gb ? I've seen 40gb for way less then this 1
I see them go on ebay for $300.00

just a question for you scsi ppl out there.

A:SEAGATE ST39173N 9.1GB BARRACUDA expensive?

I can't imagine why anyone would pay even $100 for the SEAGATE ST39173N, it's an ancient drive that isn't up to modern standards or speed. It's an 8 bit single-ended SCSI interface that's loads slower than current IDE drives. From the prices I see on the web, I can only guess that some old servers, perhaps Sun machines, use them and they need them for compatibility. Unless you have a SPECIFIC reason for wanting that exact drive, it's nothing you should be interested in.

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My brand new seagate barracuda 200gb SATA hard drive is making quite a loud clicking sound. i am just wondering if it is my hard drive or weather they all do it. My old (very old) hard drive didnt make any noise compared to this.

A:seagate barracuda 200gb clicking

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Which one is faster,better and more reliable?
WD Caviar Black 750 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD7501AALS )
Seagate Barracuda LP 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000520AS) [ST31000520AS] Hard Drives SATA-II 1TB & Over



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I have a barracuda seagate 7200.10 500 GB hard disk. The upper platter is scratched from a screwdriver after trying to open it when the disk died after a drop. I have found out that there are companies that can recover data after the disk is dead. The hard disk failed after a head crash most propably. I tried to open it in order to see the damage.There are also small circular scratches from the head crashing onto the platter.

Do you know if the upper platter is used at first before the other platters, because i have my older data backuped? (there are 3 platters inside). Also is the scratched platter unreadable now? The scratch is radial and it is about 2cm long. Are the data recoverable after a head crash because most propably the other platters must have been scratched from the movement of the heads?

Help would be appreciated!!!

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My first drive 'died' about 4 months ago, my second one today. By 'died' I mean that with either drive hooked up my computer hangs at the BIOS/UEFI screen that has the message that F1 or Del will get you into setup. It stays there forever. Removing the drives restores things to normal.

Today I noticed that my system partially locked up and my drive was making some unusual noises. I had to power down and when I restarted I hung at the first BIOS screen. I recall my other drive did the same thing. I hooked the drives to other ports and even an SATA 3 card that I had laying around to no avail.

So how can I fix the problem if I can't get further then the first BIOS screen? Is it safe to say my drives are borked? Both drives btw are the same model. Very curious.

A:Two Seagate Barracuda 3TB drives seem to be dead.

A bad power supply will kill drives. Seagate will replace the drives. Contact them.

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Hi all,

I bought my seagate 250gb hard drive about 2-3 years ago. It has started making low buzzing noises, and has been getting worse over the past 2 weeks. I have positioned it right in my computer, at first I was thinking it may be a little out of place possibly rattling off the case but it still made the buzzing noise. I took it out this morning and obviously there must be something wrong with it, as the buzzing noises have stopped.


I took the 250gb HDD out, then put it in again. Everything was fine till I got 'Error loading OS'. So my C drive is my 80gb hdd and I use the 250gb for extra storage. I've connected the right cables but it doesn't seem to even load with the 250gb in it, I've took the 250gb out and the 80gb (original) works fine.

Hope I can get a solution to this. Thanks for reading.

A:Seagate 250G Barracuda 7200.8 HDD Problem

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I've got a new Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard, and it works great. It recognizes my PATA optical drive and my SATA HDD.

It doesn't like my Seagate Barracuda 200GB PATA HDD. When that drive is attached, either on its own (set as master) or on cable select secondary to my optical drive, or set to slave secondary to my optical drive, the computer will not boot past the initial splash screen or go into the BIOS setup. When I disconnect it, my computer boots as normal.

The drive is known to be working as of today in another machine. How can I get the motherboard to recognize the drive?

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Hey, I have been having a problem with my Seagate Barracuda 250GB Hard Drive, I got this hard drive with Dell and I've noticed that it's been over a year since I bought the PC, so I'm guessing my Warranty is done for.
The Hard Drive is making a really annoying scratching sound (I can get a hold of some audio of this if you need it, but it will come from my mobile phone) and when I load Counter-Strike Source server's for the FIRST time, the game loads the resources for the map but when it comes to sending client info it freezes css for around a minute then continues on, and during the time of which I cannot open up FireFox, which I now realise because I was going to google my problem, as the scratching is really noticable.

I've also noticed that it could be due to my hard drive dieing, but this has been happening on and off for about 3 weeks now, 2 formats and still coming on and off.

Anyone got any ideas? Will my DELL desktop still have a warranty (Baisc warranty)? Does Seagate offer any kind of Warranty for this hard drive (If so, can you link me to where I can look for a replacement)?

Thank's in advance
-Shaun Bradley

A:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Scratching Sound

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I recently purchased a 4 bay external SCSI case (Ci4000 from CiDesign) loaded with 2 Seagate Barracuda SCSI harddisk (ST3120022A, Wide Ultra SCSI-2, LVD, 68 pin) and attached it to my Domex DMX-3096S SCSI adapter (50 pin, fast/ultra narrow SCSI with BIOS chip) using a HD50 to HD68 external cable (approx. 3 feet long). Finally, I attached a multimode SE/LVD active terminator on cable's open end.

I 've installed manufacturer's (Advansys ) driver prior to installing the adapter, as recommended. My system, however, never detected any new SCSI harddisk (it does, however, detected the SCSI adapter as Advansys win20 fast/ultra narrow SCSI adapter). I've tried resetting the SCSI harddisk ID's, but nothing happened. I attached my old Nikon LS-1000 SCSI film scanner and the adapter works fine.

My questions are:

1. Is my SCSI adapter isn't compatible with those Barracuda SCSI harddisks?
2. Although the adapter is recommended for CD/MO/ZIP disks, the product page at Domex site (http://www.domex.com.tw/product/scsi.htm) does not mention anything about attaching an harddisk to the adapter, though. Is it possible that the adapter intentionally wasn't designed for SCSI HDs?
3. The manual says something about flashing the adapter's BIOS. I've tried the included BIOS software program, but it says 'no Advansys host adapter detected'. Could it because I use Domex instead of Advansys?

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A:Domex SCSI-card and Seagate Barracuda

OK, I'll downgrade my question down to this: Is there any SCSI adapter that intentionally WASN'T designed for harddisks?

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alright everyone! let me give the lowdown on the goings on.
Basically, my pc has died on me, but luckily i have a laptop. I cant afford a new pc yet, so i bought a hard drive usb caddy thing. it works a treat with my dvd writer, and with my other hard drive (200 gig Western Digital one, with partitions and windows on the drive), but this seagate one is being a bit more of a pain. the usb drive itself can handle upto 500 gig, and i have a usb 2.0 connection (so theres no compatibilty problems, and it works with the 200fine) also, i tried to put the hard drive in another pc as slave and it found it, but didnt bring it up in windows/my computer. its the same problem on my laptop, my usb caddy finds the drive, and the name, and says its connected, but doesent bring the drive up in any explorer windows etc...
im a bit worried now that the drive might be dead (i have LOADS of data on there that i really need 2 get my mitts on). when i go into hard drive management, the drive is found but has a yellow exclimation point next to it.
i was thinking it might need checkdisc being run on it, but i dont think it will find the drive when windows nexts boots up with it being a usb drive. im thinking of perhaps using knoppix to get into the drive to see if the data is still there etc... (but ive not used knoppix for well over a year and ive pretty much forgotten how to use it lol).
so any help would be greatly appreciated, i know it might be a strange error (or it might be common for all... Read more

A:Seagate Barracuda 250gb/usb caddy problems!

Is it an ata drive?

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I am Basically writing this as I have just installed windows 7 onto my new PC.
I confess I am by no means a computer wizz, and I turn to google and forums for every problem I come across, but this problem I had to solve on my own as there was no definate tutorial for installing windows 7 onto a 3tb hdd anywhere, just bits and pieces here and there.

So now that I have done it I will share what worked for me and hopefully it will help someone else. I tried many combinations of suggestions from other people and this is how it worked for me, I apologise in advance if this does not work for you and I cant really give any help as its new to me as well... all I can say is good luck.

1. Insert Windows 7 CD into DVD drive.
2. Boot to UEFI ( this is just the new style of BIOS that you can use the mouse as well as keyboard (from what i gather, I'm sure some one with more knowledge will correct me on this)
3. Ensure the drive order has UEFI labeled drive as 1st boot option, and HDD as second option. Have no other drives installed.
4. save and exit and Restart PC into windows installer.
5. Before you select anything open disk part
Shift and F10
type " diskpart.exe " hit return
6. then convert the disk to GPT with formatted partition as follows
type " list disk " hit return
type " Select disk 0" hit reurn ( this will select the 3tb hdd)
type " clean " hit return
type " convert GPT " hit return
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A:Windows 7 install on Seagate Barracuda 3tb HDD. How I (Finaly) did it

Thanks Sam. It's a useful supplement to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

The only prob I spot is the Diskpart command is actually Convert GPT after Cleaning the HD:
Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

Users might also find using the installer's Custom install Drive Options a more user-friendly way to repartition and format the HD.

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My drive on my old Dell shot craps. I am looking at a Seagate Barracuda ST3120023A 120GB Hard Drive. Has anyone had any eperience with this or the other IDE Barracuda drive? Thanks.

A:Solved: Want some opionions on Seagate Barracuda drives.

I have had a couple of seagates and have had no problems.
Still running them.
Had a couple of western digital drives that died.
I don't know if they still do,but seagate used to have a
5 year warranty.

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I have a Dell 630i. I recieved in the mail a CD for a firmware fix for a Seagate Barracuda firmware fix for the 750mb harddrive. Has anyone done this? Has everything gone all right? It is my sons computer and we are not very tech savey. What is the correct method for doing this upgrade? Is there a danger of ruining the drive? If everything seems to be working OK should I ignore the fix? The CD is dated April 20, 2009. Is this the latest update or should I download from the Dell site? Thank you very much for any help to can give a "nervous" parent.

A:Solved: Seagate Barracuda SATA HD Firmware Fix

I resolved the issue by calling Dell and thier technician took control by remote connection and updated the frimware. All is good.

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Googling this question doesn't yield me many answers. I'm in a very particular situation, as well:
On eBuyer, I've been looking to get a 2tb WD Caviar Black hard drive for recording game footage onto. That is about 125 (without shipping costs). However, I could get a 3tb Seagate Barracuda for about 90 - again, without shipping costs applied.

What's the best choice here?

WD: http://www.ebuyer.com/247563-wd-2tb-black-desktop-drive-wd2002faex
Seagate: http://www.ebuyer.com/319640-seagate-3tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-oem-st3000dm001

If it makes any difference, the two hard drives already in my machine are WD Caviar Greens.


A:Solved: WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda...?

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My Seagate Barracuda 2000GB HD was knocked over while connected 2 laptop which made the usb plug on HD 2 break off. Is it possible 2 reconnect some how. It looks like it just needs 2 b re soldered?

A:Fix Broken Seagate Barracuda 2000GB HD Usb Connection.

Probably re-soldered or the enclosure replaced with a new one. Might help if you post some good quality pictures of the damage. Have you ever soldered anything before? If not then you should find a local small reputable computer or electronic repair shop and have them take a look and do the repair for you.

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i'm having problems when iam installing windows xp on my mobo asus, i have a seagate barracadua S-ATA, a friend of mine tell me that i hav to download some short of drivers for my mobo and press f6 when windows star to install

its that true and where i can find those files ??


A:asus a7n8x-e deluxe and seagate barracuda

The driver is on the cd that came with the mobo just like mine is.

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Hey dudes,

I have a Maxtor 160GB hard disk that I have my operating system, and a Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB for my media/extra files++.

Yesterday I turned on my computer and when I tried to explore that disk from My Computer/..... I saw instead of

"SG Barracuda320GB", .... "Local Disk D)" and it was not accesible when I tried to click on that disk.

I thought to restart my pc, sometimes a restart saves you... but after the restart I cannot see my disk at all inside 'My Computer' window. There is only the Maxtor one, plus, I cannot see the Seagate one in the Device Manager too.
I mean, it just disappeared or something, any ideas? Cause I have really important files there.
Thanks in advance

A:Seagate Barracuda 7200 320GB Problem.

Go into to safe mode..
reboot the PC then press F8
select the very first on the list SafeMode

Does My Computer see the drive.. If it does then you need to go into
Control Panel
Click on System
Click on Advance
Click on Profiles and delete the one you're having a problem with...
Prior to doing that you need to backup your favorities and desktop.. if you want to save the data.

Now if this still doesn't do the trick then you might have a bad HDD Controller on the MOBO or the PSU is going bad.. Where not enough power for one of the HDD so it won't show-up no matter what you do..

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Okay, my BIOS reads my serial-ATA Seagate Barracude 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache as a 320GB HDD. But when I load windows and all, Windows reads it as a 120GB HDD. Now, losing that much space is dissapointing regarding I have a lot of movie and music on my computer. Any suggestions would be awsome. I just want my lost space back =(

A:Seagate Barracuda 320GB reads as 120gb?

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