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WD2500AAJS not detected by motherboard

  1. #11


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    I would try the 2 bottom ones just to see what happens. Also are you using SATA power connector or legacy power connector ?

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    I would try the 2 bottom ones just to see what happens. Also are you using SATA power connector or legacy power connector ?
    am using SATA power connector, as there isn't any legacy connector,
    being more precise, which 2 bottom ones u would like to connect ? pin numbers ?
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Pins 3 to 4 then pins 5 to 6.
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  4. #14


    Hi there,


    I strongly recommend that you use the HDD manufacturer testing tool to check the HDD health before doing anything else. You can download WD DLG here Support Answers. Have you checked if the HDD appears in Windows Disk Management and Device manager? Could you please specify with what version of Windows was the drive used previously? Do you have any data on this drive that you need to keep? Keep me posted.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by TechpumpkinWD View Post
    Hi there,


    I strongly recommend that you use the HDD manufacturer testing tool to check the HDD health before doing anything else. You can download WD DLG here Support Answers. Have you checked if the HDD appears in Windows Disk Management and Device manager? Could you please specify with what version of Windows was the drive used previously? Do you have any data on this drive that you need to keep? Keep me posted.
    thanks dear
    here is result of WD test tool
    Test Option: QUICK TEST
    Model Number: WDC WD2500AAJS-62B4A0
    Unit Serial Number: WD-WCAT18156092
    Firmware Number: 03.03A01
    Capacity: 250.06 GB
    SMART Status: PASS
    Test Result: PASS
    Test Time: 12:00:05, September 24, 2015
    Yes hard disk appears in Device Manager if connected via SATA to USB cable, but not via direct SATA connection
    Yes i have data on hard disk that i need to keep
    I obtained hard disk from friend, it was formatted, all space was unallocated, i made 2 partition and put my data in one partition, (all things done via SATA to USB cable.
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  6. #16


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    windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Pins 3 to 4 then pins 5 to 6.
    got no result dear...
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  7. #17


    I had a case in the past where the HDD was playing up the same way and it turned out to be due to the USB to SATA enclosure had done something strange while formatting the HDD. I would suggest that you copy all your data to a different HDD. Then connect the HDD directly via SATA and use WD DLG DOS version and make one pass of the full write zeros ( this will completely erase the HDD). Then boot Windows and the drive should appear in Windows Disk Management where you can initialize and format it.


    And there is another thing you can try before that - try running Windows Memory Diagnostic Tools.


    Keep me posted.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechpumpkinWD View Post
    I had a case in the past where the HDD was playing up the same way and it turned out to be due to the USB to SATA enclosure had done something strange while formatting the HDD. I would suggest that you copy all your data to a different HDD. Then connect the HDD directly via SATA and use WD DLG DOS version and make one pass of the full write zeros ( this will completely erase the HDD). Then boot Windows and the drive should appear in Windows Disk Management where you can initialize and format it.


    And there is another thing you can try before that - try running Windows Memory Diagnostic Tools.


    Keep me posted.

    thanks dear, i will go for Window Memory Dgnstc Tool first and then for write to zero
    will post back
    thanks
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  9. #19


    Posts : 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechpumpkinWD View Post
    I had a case in the past where the HDD was playing up the same way and it turned out to be due to the USB to SATA enclosure had done something strange while formatting the HDD. I would suggest that you copy all your data to a different HDD. Then connect the HDD directly via SATA and use WD DLG DOS version and make one pass of the full write zeros ( this will completely erase the HDD). Then boot Windows and the drive should appear in Windows Disk Management where you can initialize and format it.


    And there is another thing you can try before that - try running Windows Memory Diagnostic Tools.


    Keep me posted.
    hi guys
    Ran Memory test (windows memory diagnostic tool) it was fine, no error

    Well now situation is really changed
    last morning i turned on my PC, it turned on, and when it was desktop, i tried to connect SATA to USB, but then screen was distorted and PC hangup, i turned off power, then tried to boot, but there was no display, no boot display, no beep mobo, and i was like screwed...
    then i removed RAM = 3 beep (ram error)
    then reinserted, again same situation, no display etc...
    then i felt small current on my arm skin from chassis, i though its my Power Supply, that causing error.. i borrowed Power Supply from friend, t tried but no result
    then got his RAM and inserted i n my mobo, wow, it worked like charm....
    after that my 2500aajs hard disk appeared but via SATA to USB...
    but last night window reported there is error on that drive, so ran chkdsk r/ x: but during that HDD disconnected on its own, and reconnected, there started a cycle of disconnect/reconnect, it went for about 5mint, then i removed HDD, reinserted after half an hour, and to my luck :/
    one of drive at disk ( in which my i saved data previously ) was showing as RAW but not NTFS file system.


    now i want to know whether that small current that i felt on skin could harm any of device of my PC ? better i replace Pow Sup or continue ?
    second... how to repair that drive which is showing RAW file system and showing zero size, but in Disk Management show actual size.

    one thing forget to mention, i ran WD test tool, quick test failed as it was unable to read data

    what to do now -_-
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  10. #20


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    Can i use method given in the post to restore disk drive ? i want restore, not data recovery because i dont have another HDD to save recovery data
    i want to use partition wizard ?


    Windows 7: Recover a flash drive turned RAW – Partition Wizard and TestDisk

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