20 Most Recent Seagate (ST3160827AS) 160 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Try Testdisk to see if it can restore the boot sector.


Seagate... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017

First of all, if you are not a tech with "close quarters" soldering experience, consider purchasing a new drive now. Next, if the data is really important - like lots of spreadsheets, etc. that you haven't backed up, look in the electronic mags for a data recovery service.
If none of this matters then look for a black bodied "fat" diode with the 1.5KE written on it (Transorb). This will probably be in by the power connector.If it's like a diode you can use an ohmmeter, if it's bidirectional you probably won't be able to check it unless it's "shorted".

Seagate... | Answered on Oct 01, 2011

first how did you put these partitions on this hard drive and did you use any software ie: partition magic ..... can you see these partitions in windows explorer click start all programs accessories scroll to windows explorer you should see all of your drives C: usually your hard drive D:could be your cd/dvd if you only have one and E: could be a partition if you named it when you made the partition.
if you still have problems with this post a reply
hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

where did you first see this dm it can be a number of things coul be dm group with multimedia solutions on and offline or twitter A Message (previously called a Direct Message) is a private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers
dont worry about this dm DOS is the one that can fix your hard drive problems
click start run you have to type cmd then type something in then press enter eg: regedit will take you into the registry or chkdsk/f is the check disk utility this is called DOS there are lots of dos commands to fix a computer you can find all of the dos commands online
hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


Please elaborate your issue......

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011

your os already uses the space needed as ram. this is of course slower because of access/read/write speeds of off board memory. it will not increase your computer if you allocate larger swap files sizes for this.
better to eliminate tsr's that are in your start-up which you do not use. along with any applications which are outdated that you do not use.
this assumes you have a pc, and not a mac.
if you are using vista, i reco more than 3 gig or its a dog. too many drm files and other unneeded overhead.
xp will perform better for you.
good luck

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive
then run your antivirus program
hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

The hard drive is the component of the computer where data is stored. Each drive contains one or more platters or disks where data is stored on the magnetic surfaces. The amount of data that can be recorded on a given surface depends very much on the strength of the magnetic field generated by the surface layer.
Platinum enhanced magnetic alloy allows data to be stored at much higher densities.

Back in 1957 when IBM first introduced the hard disk, storing just 5 megabytes of data require fify disks, each measuring 24 inches in diameter. Sixty years later, a much smaller 3.5 inch disk drive is capable of storing over 500 gigabytes of data. An important process to achieving this remarkable increase in storage capacity is by adding platinum to the cobalt alloy to enhance its magnetic properties, allowing data to be stored at higher densities.

With so much digital content being created (at higher and higher definitions) and then shared online by millions of people over high speed broadband internet, the strong demand for higher capacity disk drives has resulted in more platinum being used in the manufacture of hard disks to enhance their storage capacity. The proportion of platinum in the magnetic alloy has gone up from less than 10 percent in 2002 to 35 percent in 2007.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

Install the drvier after downloading it from here... Good Luck.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010

Turn your computer off.
Disconnect the power cord.
Disconnect all other disk-drives and CD/DVD drives, leaving only the "suspect" drive connected.
Restart your computer, and enter BIOS SETUP, and see if the drive is detected, and how it is connected (primary/secondary, master/slave).

Read the model-number and serial-number and manufacture-date on the disk's label,
and access Seagate's web-site, to check the warranty-status of the drive.
If the warranty is valid, Seagate will replace the drive, at minimal cost to you.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 04, 2010

hi ajmalnizar_n,

Try to check if your harddisk is detectable in Bios if so,
The problem is in the installation of windows xp. install a new copy
of Xp. Reformat the disk using ntfs then create your partion if you like.

Hope this helps, Feedbacks appreciated

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 03, 2010

try your hdd slave to other computer, and format it using low level format.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

Problem it is ethier a old computer or it doesn't reconzie try formating it right click it

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010

hi ,
this link is for segates disc wizard ( for cloning/managing etc )


Seagate... | Answered on Jul 08, 2010

You cannot. The disk-drive has some "spare" sectors, and it should automatically reassign them, i.e., like using a spare tire on your car when one of the 4 tires goes flat, you just "swap-in" the "spare".

Unfortunately, unlike fixing a flat tire, there is no way to "repair" a bad sector on a disk.

Having "bad" sectors is a sign that your disk-drive is _SOON_ to _COMPLETELY_ fail. So, it's time for you to buy a new disk-drive, and copy all your files from your "old" disk to your "new" disk. Compare it to buying insurance for your automobile, in case of a "crash" while using your automobile (or your computer).

Seagate... | Answered on May 28, 2010

you can find it by serial no of HDD. You can call in segate service center & provide the serial no to them.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009


You didn't really note a specific WD drive, but if they have the same capacity and RPM, they're usually quite similar in every other way (transfer speed and things like that) Any differences would be mostly un-noticeable for the average user.

Regarding how long they last, it doesn't make a difference who you go with, as these are pretty much the top 2 competitors as far as hard drives go, and neither have the upper hand over each other in this respect. There's no specific life expectancy for drives. Some go 5 years, others longer. Some croak in 2 months. A couple of factors that could contribute to that are temperature within the laptop and how heavily it's used. I have a desktop drive from 1998 that still works, although I rarely use it now.

The biggest difference you'll see between Seagate and WD is the warranty length. Seagate has recently reduced their warranty length to 3 years from 5 years for all of their products. As for Western Digital, it depends on the model. It'll be either a 5 year or a 3 year.

Hope this helps :)

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 29, 2009

it's okay to buy refurbished hard drive as long as there's a minimum of 3-5 days warranty so can have the time to check if there's any error on the hard drive....

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

Go to My computer right click chose manage open Disk management and activate and format hard disc

Seagate... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009

Buy A New Disc Or Get One Every Week

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

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