03-20-2012 05:49 PM
Ok what I had to do update the firmware was use the dos upgrade and disconnect the C: drive other wise It was not recognized. It updated fine but now it still is not seen in windows when connected to the sata ports on the mb the only way I can get it to be seen is connect it though an external drive with USB connecting it to the puter as even esata it not seen.
After the firmware update the drive is seen as RAW using USB it has 900gigs of stuff on it. What happened
03-20-2012 06:06 PM - edited 03-20-2012 06:07 PM
Sorry I can't assist further as I can't give good info, have a look through and something may help, RAW is bad btw, but it's not impossible if the drive is still alive.
03-20-2012 10:16 PM
Ok I put the drive in a different external case and now (although still not seen with sata of esata) in computer management it states
1TB single (F
931.51 GB NTFS
Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
If I try to open it it says
You Need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it
I clicked Cancel
Then another box popped up stating
F:\is not accessible
Data error (redundancy check).
If I right click on it and click properties it shows
used space 844,918,726,656 bytes 786GB
Free Space 155,283,513,344 bytes 144 GB
Capacity 1,000,202,240,000 bytes
Any thoughts on this
Thanks people for your time
03-26-2012 07:48 AM
Hello sorry about the delay was away for a bit when connected to sata it is not seen anywhere Bios, Disk manager or Device Manager. The only time it was seen is though a Sata to USB divice. 2 of the External boxes I have are able to output usb or sata and when the USB is conected to the computer it is seen but when sata is conected no go.
03-26-2012 09:06 AM
You need to format it, if it has a corrupted file system on it it will not open for you.
03-26-2012 09:14 AM
True, but you already have unless you use a recovery program to get the data back before wiping, I don't know of any good free ones these days, so you have to choose whether to pay for a program or wipe and lose data, sorry mate it's what back up's was invented for, for a good recovery program to test if it can be recovered look here....http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/
03-26-2012 02:48 PM