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Windows 7: Computer does not recognize my Seagate external HDD (non-usb)

26 Jun 2013   #1
sleno

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Computer does not recognize my Seagate external HDD (non-usb)

Now I know that there are a gazillion threads similar to this out there, but I've gone through them and have yet to find a solution.

following this link you can see my computer here

It is a
Medion Akoya X7378
Intel I7-2600 3,4ghz
Windows 7 64GB
6GB DDR

Now my problem is this. I have attached to it a (Lacie) Seagate 250GB that came with the Porsche Design that I wish to plug into one of the slots at the front.

Now I remember when I first bought the com, it worked, but after updating the necessary patches (bios/motherboard/usb/etc.) and all, it stopped working. It has been two years already, but I have yet to figure out how to solve this.

It is not recognized in Windows nor in the Bios and I have set the bios settings to optimized default. I don't really see the drive recognition settings on, but nothing is disabled either.

The drive works fine on USB. I have tested the thing out on other comps, it works, so that couldn't be the problem.

As I am not exactly specialized in this, I'm pretty clueless as to what I could do/check. There are two drives there and it works for neither. It can't be that both drives have a faulty cable, right? I've never touched the inside...

I hope that you guys could help me with this. Let me know if you need any more information. I'd be glad to provide it.

Thanks.


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27 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Can you try the USB on the back? The front ports might not be receiving enough power to use it.

Or do you mean the "2 x hot-swappable wisselframe voor harde schijf" that seem to be hot-swap hard drive bays?

It seems a PC issue, given what you are saying.
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27 Jun 2013   #3
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Good starting point if it's drivers you need:

LaCie is the premier manufacturer of high quality digital storage.

Troubleshooting help there too, but need the specific model.

Have never used one myself.
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27 Jun 2013   #4
sleno

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Can you try the USB on the back? The front ports might not be receiving enough power to use it.

Or do you mean the "2 x hot-swappable wisselframe voor harde schijf" that seem to be hot-swap hard drive bays?

It seems a PC issue, given what you are saying.
that's exactly what i mean. if it's a pc issue, what can i do? :x
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27 Jun 2013   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

can you try the USB ports on the back of the PC?
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27 Jun 2013   #6
sleno

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
can you try the USB ports on the back of the PC?
Hi thanks for the suggestion. As I said. As long as I keep it in the casing and plug it into USB, it works. it's just that I want to use the front 2 hot-swaps too, but the comp doesn't recognize the drives.
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27 Jun 2013   #7
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I suggest you look through the BIOS settings and do some testing, optimized defaults probably did them in, as far as being now totally ignored, if I go optimized defaults, I know I'd have to make at least a dozen adjustments, I hope they are all in my permanent memory.
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