Bios cant find Seagate archive 8TB

Seagate Archive hdd st5000as0001 - hard...
June 8, 2016 at 14:01:27
Specs: Windows 64, i7 5820K / 32GB
Bios cant find Seagate archive 8TB on my pc i have MB asus x99-a and win 7 64bit thanks for your help

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#1
June 8, 2016 at 15:58:29
List the version of Windows you are running?

List the full model of the Seagate device?

Is this an internal, external, NAS, etc?

How is it being connected to the computer?


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#2
June 8, 2016 at 16:03:35
Internal? External? SATA? PATA? (not likely). Has it ever worked before?

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
June 8, 2016 at 16:54:29
Googling the drive, it appears to be an internal SATA drive. I would first suggest swapping out the power connector for a different one and the SATA signal cord for another one (new or proven working one). If that fails to work then try it in a different computer and see if that works. If it does not appear in Disk Manager or BIOS then it may be a dead drive so contact Seagate or where you purchased it from if new.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 8, 2016 at 17:41:23
Cabling check?
Try another SATA connector?
Try in another PC?
Try in an external (USB) enclosure?

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#5
June 8, 2016 at 22:55:36
sorry some more info its a new internal HDD fist time conected into pc on cable that has been working on other disks

could be problem in BIOS i have version 1401 and its not the newest one

another question do i have to flash bios version by version or just flash the newest

thanks


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#6
June 9, 2016 at 02:56:56
A lot of people seem to have problems with these drives, so it could be DOA. There's no obvious reason why it shouldn't work on your m/b.

Be aware that performance is considerably worse than smaller hard drives; it really is, as it says, an archive drive. Unfortunately reliability concerns don't really fit with long-term storage.


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#7
June 9, 2016 at 06:47:22
Seagate lists both internal and external SATA3 8TB hard drives.

The Asus board posted above has SATA Express port capabilities. That is the reason for #1 above.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#8
June 9, 2016 at 20:40:04
I personally never liked Seagate drives. Two drives that came with early machines I had were the only drives I had that failed and both were Seagate. Way back in Windows 95 era, my brother warned me off Seagate drives saying that their only reliable drives were their SCSI enterprise drives and he did not trust their 'normal' hard drives. I always had good results with Maxtor drives before Seagate purchased them and then I switched over to Western Digital drives with good results (the Black series is my favorite).
I fear that you just have a bad hard drive. If you purchased it from a local store, let them prove that it is working or replace it with something else. If you did not purchase it you will have to go through them if within their return period or through Seagate if after.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
June 10, 2016 at 05:29:57
I personally would not put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. If one understands HOW these hard drives can increase the capacity to 8TB then you would have concerns about reliability.

Areal Density has increased exponentially in the last 20 years. The spot on a platter that one piece of data is being written to has gotten smaller and smaller. This is good for cost, but can make the drive less reliable. The read/write heads must be held to a much closer tolerance. Any jarring could cause errors. If the head is jarred out of alignment the data won't be read. See the Wiki link below for more in depth explanation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areal...


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