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Windows 7: New hard drive issues

25 Apr 2011   #1
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 
New hard drive issues

So I just bought this new hard drive and it was working for about two hours and then got this error from this program that the disk couldn't be written to. I looked in My Computer and the drive had disappeared. I also looked under Disk Management, and it's not there as well. In the BIOS, it was detected, but since the error I can't seem to detect it.

I took all the usual precautions of ESD, and I've install hard drives many times, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Any ideas?


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25 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Maybe it simply failed. That happens now and again. Get it exchanged for a new one.

Before you take it back check all cables and plugs for correct seating. A loose connector can cause problems like that.

Although electrostatic discharge can have serious effects on various components, if it does, it will invariably kill them immediately. Although it is still a problem under some circumstances, it is no longer as common as it once was for components to be damaged by it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #3
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

I did try other SATA cables as well as power cables, and they didn't seem to do much. Probably have to RMA it. Thanks though.
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25 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #5
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Hey I got my new hard drive and something I was going to ask. There is this small silver sticker on the side of the drive. It's about as big as your fingernail (the pink part). I'm not sure if that's some sort of breathing hole for the drive or not. Am I supposed to remove that?
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25 Apr 2011   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
Hey I got my new hard drive and something I was going to ask. There is this small silver sticker on the side of the drive. It's about as big as your fingernail (the pink part). I'm not sure if that's some sort of breathing hole for the drive or not. Am I supposed to remove that?
Removing them usually voids the warranty
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26 Apr 2011   #7
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Removing them usually voids the warranty
Damn. Will it actually damage the hard drive if I removed it? I thought it was part of the packaging. There was something that said do not cover any holes and that was covering something.
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