Some HDDs may come with a manufacturer's CD/DVD, which has to be used for initial 'set-up'.
May or may not be true for 'modern' HDDs.
If there's a mfr CD, read the docs.
May need low-level format, or whatever they do, using the CD...
There's been some 'bad words' regarding some models of "Seagate Barracuda",
freeze-up or something...