In short, if it doesn't appear in the Event Log, then Windows doesn't see it.
If Windows doesn't see it - then it's most likely:
- a hardware problem
- a compatibility issue
- a low-level driver problem
Of those possibilities, a hardware problem is most likely.
Run the hardware diagnostic that mikey11 suggested.
If that passes, then try MemTest to test the RAM
Here's a link for the bootable diagnostics: http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
If your system came with W8 on it, then you may have difficulty booting to the diagnostics.
In that case, run the Seagate Seatools for Windows from within Windows
And run the bootable MemTest86 (NOT MemTest86+) as it will boot from the UEFI.
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