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Old September 22, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Have you tried the "easy to forget" things such as:
  • COLD restart the computer (e.g. shut down, not reboot or sleep)
  • Check if there's some RAID setting in BIOS that's enabled for no reason
  • Try the drive with a different cable and SATA port (or an external drive enclosure if you have one) EDIT: laziest way to do this is to swap the cables of the SSD and HDD on that same computer and see what happens
Also if Device Manager picks up the drives, you may be able to run SeaTools on the drive to find out what's going on:
SeaTools | Seagate

If the drive fails a SeaTools diagnostic, screenshot the error message and use it as evidence to return the drive.
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