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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    I read something a while ago that said that the number of Warranties in Western Digital/Seagate had more to do with their transport after the factory then the quality of the drives. perhaps a box on shipping to your local PC shop got mistreated and your the unlucky one to find out.

    There has been only 1 PC i have experienced in years of working in IT that killed things plugged into it, and even that one isnt 100% as you soon give up on testing once you suspect that a part kills other parts.

    I would personally suspect a bad batch of drives considering you said that other HDD still detects fine (although IDE) and that the power and data connector works fine on the DVD drive.

    Question in relation to other peoples suggestions. If the BIOS doesn't detect the drive whats the chance of a program (like WD Diagnostics or Life guard) detecting the drive? I thought if BIOS didn't detect it the computer wouldn't assign it, address it, etc.
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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    That is the question that I have been questioning myself, but I tried it anyway, as desperate people always do.

    Latest updates... I brought my PC to the shop and the guy tested voltage. Everything fine. 12.2V instead of 12.0 was the biggest difference. However I decided to buy a semidecent stronger (and twice as heavy) Trust PSU anyway.

    They didn't have the same WD hard drive model, so I decided to get a 1.5 TB Seagate instead. Plugged in, it turned at the beginning and BIOS recognizes it.
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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    Seagates ROCK!! WD = No purchase from me due to several DOA drives in the past

    Not sure if this is what happened to you, or the new brand name PSU fixed it? Could have been either, since your old PSU Tested fine that means nothing really though. Did he test it in your setup with a known good drive or just test the PSU Itself?

    Nice to see you now have a working drive though, sorry for the late reply here!

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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Seagates ROCK!! WD = No purchase from me due to several DOA drives in the past

    Not sure if this is what happened to you, or the new brand name PSU fixed it? Could have been either, since your old PSU Tested fine that means nothing really though. Did he test it in your setup with a known good drive or just test the PSU Itself?

    Nice to see you now have a working drive though, sorry for the late reply here!
    I believe I had a Western Digital Drive go out on me in operation. This made want to consistently backup all my work to another location.
    I think we need more stickies in this forum for this situation? Maybe?
    Well I have comfort in knowing its fixed. Thanks Lsdmeasap! :)
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