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Formated Hard drive from Ebay

I won a hard drive on eBay. A Western Digital WD Caviar 307AA
After install and power up. Beep Beep No drive detected. Several jumper settings later. I talked to my friend. Who gave some WD Hard drive software. I can not get the software to pull up on a blank hard drive. So I tried to slave it to another hard drive. Several jumper settings later. I grumbled and contacted you.

Thank you, G.

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Re: Formated Hard drive from Ebay


Apparently you have tried most if not all of the basic install procedures.

If and when you connected it as a secondary or slave to a working/booting PC, was it auto detected at the CMOS/BIOS stage? If yes, then perhaps it is a partitioning/formatiing issue, if not then chances are that it is a hardware problem and the drive is dead.

Alternately, you can try using an external SATA/IDE Interface to USB such as a VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter or any comparable product. This would provide the SATA/IDE connections to your new hard drive as well as a USB cord to your PC's USB port.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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