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

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

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.

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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hello, i have been having trouble installing a new hard drive on my system.
don't laugh but it is a
hp pavilionxt963 (it was free)
CPU:intel celron 1200 mhz
Chipset: Intel 810E (whitney) + 1CH
Video:nVidia GeForce MX 4000
Hard Drive: Samsung SV4002H 40GB

i have a seagate barracuda hd 250gb sata st3250823as
that i am trying to install for storage.
i have a syba 2 channel pci controler card that the drivers are reconized and works properly. but when i reboot after using discwizard, it gives me an error message.
i have even change pci slots and still get this:
-expansion rom not initialized- pci mass storage controller
bios:01, device:0A, funtion:00

A:trouble installing seagate barracuda hd 250gb sata with pci controller

That's not necessarily an error message..

Can you see anything that would show the controller recognising the attahced Seagate? Do you see the drive in Windows?

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hello, i have just purchased a Seagate 3tb barracuda HDD sata 3. i have placed it into a windows 7. it is a full partition. I have noticed an irritating constant chirping coming from the hdd. it sounds as if its being access persistantly however it is an empty storage drive. should i be concerned. is anybody else having this same problem.

A:Seagate 3tb barracuda HDD sata 3 is making a constant rapid chirping.

It's possible that you received a defective drive. Seagate has a free hard drive diagnostic called SeaTools. There are two versions: SeaTools for Windows and SeaTools for DOS. I'd use the Windows version first. The DOS version requires burning an ISO image. Click the "Download" link on the SeaTools page.

About.com: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

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need help desparetly, new build, asus k8vx mobo, seagate hdd sata 250g, having major issues with the sata drive, i guess as to be expected, from what i've read at least. the hdd is reconized and i can start to load windows, but before i get out of the infamous blue screen, it replies that it can't copy viasraid.sys file.? well, i checked my floppy disk and that file is on it, now why can't it copy it ? i just feel stuck. i've even tried to downlaod new updates for my bios and the site is under construction, i also read somewhere that you should be able to change the bios from sata to ide, well, i can't find where to at all. so as you see i'm getting very frustrated. probably something real simple, i hope. maybe i need to recopy that file (that it can't copy) again. i've got an old, small, ide hdd installed as of now, just so i can try to find out what the problem is, and i'll switch out cables from one to another, to keep trying new things , so, please help me. all help appreciated, and very much needed. thanks

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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 recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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Seagate has issued an official statement today, acknowledging all recent problems with some Barracuda 7200.11 drives. Based on the information posted in the company's forums here, select Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 3.5-inch hard drives made in Thailand, suffer from a firmware issue that bricks the HDDs after a short period of time. After three to five months of normal operation these defective hard drives will suddenly lock-up as a protective measure and prevent the system from recognizing the drive from then onwards. In most cases the information won't be lost, but the drive will be completely useless, changing the drive's electronics won't help much either. This problem occurs not only to the 1TB Barracuda models, but to Seagate 1.5TB, 640GB, 500GB, 320GB and 160GB Barracuda 7200.11 drives, along with some Maxtor and ES.2 models. That's pretty disturbing, but now Seagate will provide its customers with an updated firmware if their drive is problematic.

Here's the full statement from the company's spokesman Mike Hall:
Seagate has isolated a potential firmware issue in certain products, including some Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives and related drive families based on this product platform, manufactured through December 2008. In some circumstances, the data on the hard drives may become inaccessible to the user when the host system is powered on*.
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A:Seagate Offers Firmware Fix for All Problematic Barracuda 7200.11 Hard Drives

Wow. Epic fail........ Lol.
That sucks that you have that. I was gonna buy one of those too.... *shudders*


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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.


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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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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I currently have an SSD with the OS on it.

I have a 500GB hard drive about to fail that has all my games and programs.

I have a new 2TB HD and a SATA cable.

My question is what is the best way for me to move all my programs and games over to this new hard drive?



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I just made a mistake and put a locking type SATA cable in my computer and now cannot get it out. The idea is good but the design leaves a lot to be desired. I am afraid of damaging the motherboard by just pulling this thing out of the socket.

I have another identical cable to look at and experiment on and pressing on the metal device on the sides of the head does not do anything that I can see.

Is there a secret to getting these out of the sockets? Once out, I will not be using these again.


A:How to unlock SATA hard drive cable?

Actually, pushing the metal release does depress the two small latches. Try this. Depress the metal release, and put the connector INTO the board first and wiggle it around gently. Then, gently pressing it away from the metal catch, try to remove it.

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hi guys,

I have just built a computer with the following spec
intel 2.6 E5300 dual core processor,
gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 motherboard with graphics and audio,
hanns g 19 inch widescreen monitor via dvi,
sony SATA dvd rw,
western digital 500 gb sata hard drive (WD5000AKS)
4gb corsair ddr2 ram

In Bios my sata hard drive is assigned as IDE and if I assign it as RAID or AHCPI it gives an error and I cant boot to XP. No big issue there. The hard drive is connected via a sata cable and so is the DVDRW. What I want to know is if my hard drive is working as a SATA drive. WHat is the way to check this please ? Just wanna make sure that the pc is at optimal.

Also, my SATA DVDRW only has two connections, as far as I can see, sata and power. My motherboard has a CD in, how do I connect a CD in cable to the DVDRW or is this not necessary because it is connected via a sata cable ?

many thanks

A:sata hard drive and cd in cable for dvdrw

anyone ?

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?

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hello! i recently got blackscreened on my old dell. it would boot up to the log in screen and allow me to pass but would not load from there. from what i read online, this SATA cable would allow me to access my hard drive on another computer to possibly save some files. when i plug it in to the new computer, it recognizes the drive but when I click on it i get "Access is denied." I tried to go to settings-security-allow user permissions to access. When I did that I could see some file names I recognized flash by on the screen but it still wont allow me access. any help is greatly appreciated!!

A:trouble accessing hard drive via SATA cable


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I finally loaded my window xp media center on my brand new Seagate 320gb SATA 3.0g/s transfer rate hard drive 7200.10 series and the next day the computer wont turn on at all dead. My thoughts were first the power supply went bad or bad power cable to power supply but after checking all connections and possible options i found out that it was hard drive related. I thought it was my hard drive at first because only when the power cable was connected was when the computer wouldnt power up at all and it would shut off if i tried to connect it while computer was running. The hard drive also smelled like an electrical fire so i thought i fried the mother board on the hard drive or it froze on me. I sent it back in the Seagate warranty and they gave me a factory repaired unit. I used a temporary hard drive (WD 60gb IDE not SATA)for the time being with windows xp proffesional on it and worked completely fine no problems at all. As soon as i got the new hard drive i found out that the new hard drive didnt fix the problem i had before and in fact it got worse. The computer will run but somewhere where the red cable connector meets the hard drive power connector is where it starts smoking and burning up. So im thinking it could be the power cable itself because i was using the same SATA power cable as before but im not totally sure yet? any suggestions

A:SATA hard drive power cable shorting?

You can have a defective connector. As a test, use a molex>sata power adapter to connect the sata drive to a standard molex connector ie the same one you used for the ide drive.

Next have you given the sata connector a VERY close inspection with a bright light?

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Hi, I'm looking for a reliable power cable for a SATA hard drive, which one(s) would you recommend?

A:reliable SATA hard drive power cable recommendation

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were would I get a splitter canle for sata hard drive

A:Install second hard drive need a sata data cable splitter???

Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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Hello, I have some issues with my c540 all in one touch. A couple weeks ago, I noticed a burning smell coming from inside the pc, and then a little smoke. There was also a clicking sound from the speakers after I turned it on. Of course I turned it off, and unplugged it all. I did some research then on my other pc, and found that this was/is an ongoing issue within this particular pc. Isn't anything being done about this, to ensure people don't end up being killed? Luckily, I caught it in time, and was able to purchase another sata cable on ebay, but I shouldn't have had to do that. What if I wasn't home? The whole house could have burned down, and our pets would have been here!! Again, I bought another sata cable, but I'm really on edge, fearing it will happen again.  I also have another question - where can I find a list of parts that are compatible with this all in one? I want to replace the ethernet card, if possible, as it's not very good, neither is the wifi. I would like to have someone within lenovo comment on the burned cable issue, and please don't say you don't know anything about it, it is apparently a huge and widespread issue.You can see the melted bit. This all happened after only being on for about 1-2 minutes.?This is the burned part on the internal metal casing near the MB. I scraped it, to see how bad it was.?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I recently developed hard drive trouble and have had to order a replacement.

Instead of installing Windows 7 all over again, with all the drivers, etc., I want to clone my existing hard drive to the new one.

I intend to connect one of the hard drives to my system via a USB SATA cable with the other drive connected inside my system.

To test this, I removed my hard drive and connected it using the USB SATA cable that comes with Seagate Hard drives (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Cable - USB 2.0 STAE100: Electronics)

I tried booting up my laptop using this setup.

The BIOS does detect the OS on the hard drive and attempts to boot from it, but flashes the BSOD when the Windows logo appears on the screen and reboots to a message that says that I should reseat the hard drive.
It then goes to a menu that asks me if I want to run startup repair or boot normally. Selecting "boot normally" repeats the process.

Any help? What can I do to rectify this problem? And more importantly, how can I make sure that my cloning process will go off without any trouble? I intend to use DriveImage XML for the cloning.

A:Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

Windows 7 will not boot and run from a USB drive.
However, that should not interfere with your ability to clone the drive using a USB connection.

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Hi there, im wondering if there is anything wrong with running three hard rives off the same power source. Basically coming form my power supply (antec 550 watt) im looking to split a single molex into three SATA power cables for the three hard drives b/c i have the molex to sata power splitter to do so. This way the case can stay a bit neater. But am not sure of the reprcussions of doing so if any.

I can see in the case of a power surge that there might be an issue...but i think there would be an issue either way if there was a power surge. But other than that i think i should all right...i think. But id rather ask first and she what ya all say before i go killing three drives with one stone.
Also, with the SATA II data cables that have the metal latch for keeping from coming dislodged....can those work on drives that are only sata I. Well im sure they would work...but would the latch actually make the data cable from coming off easier if the drive isnt meant for it??
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

A:SATA / Molex Power and data cable hard drive question

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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