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#1 xev

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:45 PM

My 3TB Seagate drive suddenly disappeared from the My Computer menu a week ago. I decide to recheck the connections and nothing; not in BIOS or Windows. I try putting it in an external dock and still not recognized (dock works with other drives).
I feel the drive is powered up as there is vibration and the magnets and disks are spinning. Could it be the Sata port?

A SSD is the only drive currently plugged into the motherboard. The 3tb in question is in the dock. The dock shows up in Device Manager Disk Drives but its not showing the 3Tb drive.

 

I tried several recovery programs and they are also not detecting the 3tb seagate

 

Advice?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:55 PM

Try running the long generic diagnostic in SeaTools for Windows or SeaTools for DOS on the drive...but I would not be hopeful.  The signs that you posted indicate that nothing detects it...that's a pretty definite indication, IMO.

 

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#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

A particular 3TB Seagate was know to have massive failures. Enough that a class action suit was filed against Seagate.

 

Check your model number.

 

https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/seagate

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ST3000DM001


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 March 2018 - 06:01 PM.


#4 xev

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:27 PM

WOW! Unfortunately for me, it is one of those. 

 

A particular 3TB Seagate was know to have massive failures. Enough that a class action suit was filed against Seagate.

 

Check your model number.

 

https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/seagate

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ST3000DM001



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:39 PM

The next step would be to either contact the attorneys and file out a form for compensation or call Seagate and see what they say. 



#6 The-Toolman

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:37 AM

I would look on Newegg they have plenty of good deals on all hard drives.

 

Once a new hard drive is installed and you are back up and running take the dead hard drive outside and shoot it full of bullet holes or beat it to a pulp with a big hammer.

 

I call it anger management and an acceptable practice that will make you feel better. :thumbsup:

 

No pharmaceutical medication needed. :wink:


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

If the OP is eligible for compensation, Seagate might want to have this drive back.

If not, and if you get or have the tools you can pull out the rare earth magnets inside the drives before you destroy the platters






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