Just loaded windows 7 ultimate & all my programs/files etc etc you know the drill, come home from some errands and pull my computer out of sleep & locks up.
turn it off, back on, no hard drive detected in the bios nowhere!!!, pulled the drive, hooked up via usb>sata adapter and it powers up just nothing else.
500gb barracuda 7200.11 , guess there was a problem with these drives after some research, same thing happened to tons of people. 18 months and now its a brick!!!
oh well, had to venture to a Best Buy & upgraded to 1TB WD Black drive and just reloading everything now...
1. dont buy seagate harddrives
2. WD ftw.
every company has good and bad drives.
WD has had a few suspicious lines with high fail rates, as well as recalls.
So has seagate... and we all know the deathstars by IBM.