08-28-2008 02:05 PM
08-29-2008 06:36 AM
-if you didn't back up your junk, you didn't need it after your drive crashed
12-15-2008 12:33 PM - edited 12-15-2008 01:08 PM
Having the same issue here, in a way.
I have 4 seagate 7200.11 500MB drives in a RAID 5 array and disk wizard cannot see them as Seagate (only the raid controller) so when I'm trying to get data off an old Hitachi drive diskwizard tells me to get lost because I have no Seagate drives in the system
any way around this?
12-15-2008 01:13 PM
Fortunately I had an old Maxtor drive lying around. This was sufficient to get the software to work (once I found an IDE cable too!) so I'm sorted, would still be nice to have a support option (1 use key perhaps) for people who can prove they have a Seagate drive that the s/w won't detect.
There are other posts here on this same subject so it's not an isolated incident. None of the others have had an official response either
02-15-2009 07:16 PM
Wow, can't believe this is still the most recent topic on this.
Anyway, looks like it wouldn't have made a difference whether it was RAID or not as I'm trying to install a stand-alone Seagate drive and Seatools doesn't recognise it - right back on topic with the original post.
Looks like I'll have to dig out that old maxtor drive again! ... now where did I put that IDE cable
01-13-2011 07:53 AM
Diskwizard seems to detect only new Seagate drive and not older Seagate or Maxtor SATA drives. I bought two new Seagate hard drives that I wanted to set up as a Raid drive and I expected Diskwizard not to see this as a Seagate drive; what I did not expect was Seagate not to recognise my old Seagate non-raid drives or Maxtor drive in my server.
When I set the new 1TB drives as just plain SATA drives, the diskwizard finds the new blank Seagate drives.
I also have the cloning problem where Diskwizard goes through the motions without actually copying anything. I have read else where that I need to disable my USB card reader. Maybe disabling the USB card reader will also enable Diskwizard to recognise the old Seagate hard drives. Maybe I have answered my own question I will test this and report the results if I can ever find the message again.
01-13-2011 04:35 PM
I had a problem that Disc Wizard would not recognise an old seagate 40G boot SATA drive with a 40Gb WD slave in my desktop. I plugged in a 500G usb external seagate and away it went.
If you have several PC's, consider a USB seagate to store images and validate DW on any system.
03-27-2011 10:14 AM - edited 03-27-2011 10:23 AM
I'm only writing because the stupidity still exists.. I have 2 internal disc drives (200 and 250 gb) and discwizard refuses to identify either one.. Seatools identifies each JUST FINE.. What's up with that???
Fortunately as others have found out, hooking an external "freeagent drive" allowed me to clone from the 200 to the 250..... 05114 date code on the 200.. 250's newer....ST3250823A
I believe this "ignoring" of some older drives in on purpose to drive revenue to Acronis.
THEN after the clone , the "new" drive wouldn't boot... Can't blame that totally on Acronis/Seagate since my system is oldish and is indeed a non standard boot ini file .. But a rebuild of the MBR in windows XP fixed it.. XP said I had an unusual mbr configuration (orig drive still works fine sooo..???).... Never liked acronis too much anyways..
Oh and they are "only" EIDE drives ..
and of course help is nowhere to be seen...... Bad free stuff is worse then no free stuff if you ask me....
Here is some cool free stuff...
200 gb is Sept. 14th. 2004......too bad I already tucked the 250 in,, I'm pretty sure it at least 4-5 years newer then the 200
08-05-2011 01:04 AM
I happened to stumble upon a solution to the problem of this program being rendered useless due to a damaged Seagate drive, and getting the error message to purchase the licensed version. ALT + T O Then click on the the enter error message, TO stands for Technical Override and will get you past the error so you can use this program if it does not recognize your drive. This problem drove me nuts until I found this. If I were still a smoker I would have smoked a pack, I use electronic now. If this solution helps you check out http://shrsl.com/?~pki
10-06-2012 03:02 PM
Unfortunately the use of "Alt-TO" does not work with the current release of DiscWizard.
I have genuine Seagate drives installed in all 9 of my PCs and with 3 of them the latest version of DiscWizard for some reason cannot see the drives and refuses to install.
In case anyone is keeping track of the model numbers with this issue, the drives I am using in all 3 of these PCs are Seagate model # ST3500418AS.
I've scoured the web for a solution and the only solution I've found is to install an older version of DiscWizard.
Luckily I have an older version available. DiscWizard version -11.0.8326 is able to properly detect my hard drives and does install (without using any override).