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Having issues with this drive I pulled from a DVR..

Used Puppy on a flash drive to format it to NTFC..
it's "seen" and mountable under puppy.
But in the bios all that shows up is my 80gb Boot drive.
same when I'm in windows... any clue as to what I've done wrong??

Tried NTSC and FAT32 both mount just fine in linux but are not even seen in the bios or windows. mad.gif

~~~Ninja~~~

Could it be that I did not install the AHCI drivers when I installed W7?
that's all I can think of...nut why would it not show up in bios and windows but work just fine in linux???
Edited by von rottes - 5/10/12 at 2:22pm
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maybe try installing the ACHI drivers or if need be reinstall windows and set the mode to wither ACHI or RAID
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation

or maybe try this first
Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
Type list disk, press Enter
Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
Type clean, press Enter
Type create partition primary, press Enter
Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
Type assign, press Enter
Type exit, press Enter
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achi worked with the se and blue...
but when i plug the green in it causes a s.m.a.r.t error on the boot drive and no harddrive is detected in the bios. but will boot to the loading windows screen and hang there
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achi worked with the se and blue...
but when i plug the green in it causes a s.m.a.r.t error on the boot drive and no harddrive is detected in the bios. but will boot to the loading windows screen and hang there

i have no idea why the green drive would cause errors on you boot drive sorry as your not booting from it i think so IDK why it hangs on the windows splash screen.. see what others have to say

kramy, sean you arround tongue.gif
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Alright.... I got booted into windows with the drive in.
Disk manager sees it but will not initialize. "I/O device error"
But yet is still works just fine under linux.

Even tried using cfpart and reformated it. turned it into a bootable drive and wrote a NTFS file set as the partition table.
Still nothing.

and just noticed... it's actually the Caviar Green drive sending the s.m.a.r.t error at boot up frown.gif
Edited by von rottes - 5/11/12 at 10:07am
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it sounds like it could be dying and RMA time if you can thinking.gif but it works with linux. hmmmm
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With it plugged in, can you check the Health tab in Defraggler?

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

Post a screenshot. I bet the drive is failing.
     
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With it plugged in, can you check the Health tab in Defraggler?
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
Post a screenshot. I bet the drive is failing.

it will not initialize... the only program that actually sees the drive is windows disk manager and device manager.

Here is a screen capture of whats going on...

I did read it's possible it might have a custom firmware or be "locked"
I did notice under one progam on Puppy it was reported as 465gb and Gparted reported it as 500gb
is it possible a small partition could be hidden and locking the drive from being used in a PC?
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I did notice under one progam on Puppy it was reported as 465gb and Gparted reported it as 500gb
is it possible a small partition could be hidden and locking the drive from being used in a PC?
Nope. That's just differences in how they display the same capacity. One reports 500GB because of dividing 500,000,000,000 by 1000 a few times, and the other divides it by 1024.

Hmm... HDTune might be able to get the SMART info. Or if you're okay using Linux DVDs, smartctl -a /dev/sda should also do it.
     
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Nope. That's just differences in how they display the same capacity. One reports 500GB because of dividing 500,000,000,000 by 1000 a few times, and the other divides it by 1024.
Hmm... HDTune might be able to get the SMART info. Or if you're okay using Linux DVDs, smartctl -a /dev/sda should also do it.
Ahh.. ok. makes sence

I'm putting Mandriva on a USB drive right now (I'm a lot more familiar with Mandriva then I am any other Linux...since I used it for 2 years on a dell)
and I also know how to work the Disk manager in it thumb.gif

Also downloaded hdtune and will test it before I boot into linux:D


~~~Ninja

Well mandriva started asking for a localhost login....
Tried puppy and used hdparm -tTI /dev/sda it SEEMS to be just fine. everything reads ok...
but now I'm going to run system rescue CD and run the smartmontools smartctl since the bios post keeps popping up with a smart error

~~~Ninjaninja

After having no luck with system recovery cd *or what ever*
I got booted with ULBCD p-magic can't be found BUT i got Data lifegaurd to work. ran a test...and just like under puppy it reads/writes and the cacheworks.
then I got into....another program that lets you view the hexes on the drive... a few zeros....but then a LOT of weird characters and what not...
not sure if it could be severely corrupted data. but I know a empty drive should be nothing but zeros (learn that making a gold card)
so I'm running a full erase (writing zeros) and it's got an hour left. if that fails I will put p-magic my pendrive and try that....

i also read somewhere the bios could be "cached" seeing a smart error is that true?

also just the clarify.
the drive spins up reads and writes at about 88mbps and the cache read/wites at over 4000mbps thumb.gif
and all read/write tests have returned with ZERO errors rolleyes.gif

Hopefully its just the data on the drive thats making windows not see it...also why the bios freaks out and sees no drives but on ide master 1 it sees 134gb(no drive just 134gb)
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