I’ve bought a new seagate barracuda drive
its connected to power and sata inside my machine
I hear it whizzing round, but been into ‘disk management’ and its not there, looked in bios and it wasn’t there
Is there something obvious i’m missing here
when fisrt installed it and powered up, window told me it was installing device software, but other than that its not being seen by my computer
please help if anyone knows what Ive not done right
Is the drive faulty?
Did you try in Disk management: Action => Rescan Disks?
Another thing to try: If your motherboard comes with 2 sata Controllers try it on the other controller.
(I had a SATA plextor DVD not being recognized until I moved it to the other controller)
Maybe try the 1.5Gbps jumper on your HD
Hope it helps
thanks ray tried all that
it did show promise when i connected to a different sata socket on reboot
but as i told system to format it it lost the connection and failed
i think theres something wrong with the disk
it makes about 10 ticking sounds when first power up the computer? surely this isnt normal ?
Yes the clicking sound is not good: also referred to as “Click of death”
As Patanjali advised, return it.