03-06-2010 10:26 AM
I purchased a Seagate 72001.11 Barracudda 500GB ST3500620AS HDD today. It says on the label that it's a 'Certified Repaired HDD'. I searched on Google and found that it means that it was a refurbished piece. So what should be my next step ? Should I get it changed ?
Also, this drive is not detected by my BIOS. It does spin though. I found the hyperterminal solution but since it's a just-bought drive, I think I should get it changed.
Should I prefer to NOT OPT for a Certified Repaired HDD ? Is a replacement piece likely to cause the same problem ? Is there some probem with the 7200.11 series ? Should I avoid them ?
I know it's a bit too much of questions but it'd be GREAT if you could help out a lost guy. BTW, I bought the drive in India for USD Eq. of ~$56. That's the price everybody's quoting for drives in this range. Is this alright or is it fishy if one's getting drives at such a cheap rate ?
03-06-2010 07:28 PM - edited 03-06-2010 07:29 PM
If it was sold as a 2nd's drive then thats ok, if it wasn't and you got a refurb you should be complaining, but to the vendor not Seagate.
It won't show up as working until a sata driver is loaded to it, if it's not showing at boot time though on the black screen return it, it's not for you to have to repair a new drive.hth
03-06-2010 08:29 PM
Well, it's not showing on the BIOS either. So I guess I'll get it changed. Seeing the number of problems with 7200.11s here, are they a safe product to go for ?
And about the SATA Drivers, can you tell me how to install them ? Are there generic drivers for SATA or are they motherboard specific ? And do I install them like any other driver ?
03-08-2010 06:39 PM
03-10-2010 05:33 AM
I tried the jumper but it didn't work. I had attached the jumper only partially though. It's a pain to remove it if you push it fully. It might be possible that my MoBo being a 2004 model, the SATA interface in it might be primitive, and not fully supported. Coz it has full UltraIDE support. Anyway, I exchanged the drive for an external one. Thanks for your help, guys.