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    HELP PLS.

    I purchased a fujitsu MHS2030AT 30gb hard drive from ebay. It was replacement drive and was still in the anti-static pack. That was couple of weeks ago. I couldn't test it without the laptop hdd to ide adapter. Now that I got the adapter, I'm trying to setup. I tried with 3 computers. Tried with different cables etc. The bios shows up fujitsu mhw2430at with some 6gb size.The sticker on the drive itself shows MHS2030AT. But when I use the fujitsu diag utility, it says its not a fujitsu hard disk. Partition magic/fdisk gives error and windos setup says hard disk not found.

    I'm so frustrated!!!! wasted lot of time on it but no avail....Pls. help!!!
    Also, is here anybody from NY, NJ area who can help me test the hard drive.
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  • #2
    Well not to point out the obvious but did you look for marred sticker edges or such? I mean you obviously connected the IDe/converter properly and the bios picks up the drive.. you've been own3d!!!!!!! contact the ebay seller immediately.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    • #3
      Well the sticker came off easily, there's nothing inside except serial #s and all.
      Does that mean I'm screwed?? I have installed many computers, but all of them were desktops, this was my first time with laptop hard drive. I played around with different combinations of cables, ide ports of diff. computers. Don't think I did anything wrong. Is there anyother way ot test it or is it possible that the laptop hdd to ide adapter is bad(which is unlikely)??
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      Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
      Holux G210

      03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

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      • #4
        is there any way to test it? Anybody???
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        Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
        Holux G210

        03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

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        • #5
          I suppose you can always connect it and proceed to install windows. Whatever 100% partition windows detects is your hd size? And linux ofcourse.
          Mine needs to be updated.

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          • #6
            Dude, face it, it is a 6 gig drive. Also, if you receive a brick in an anti-static bag, that doesn't mean it was a PDA when it was shipped.

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            • #7
              Its not a 6gig drive. I was mistaken. It shows up around 60Gb with ATA100 80 pin cable and shows up as 30Gb with 40 pin cable. Thats weird isn't it. The SMART status is BAD. So I guess the drive is bad after all. I have filed a claim under SQuare Trade on ebay. Will see what happens. more delays..... damn!!!
              Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
              Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
              Holux G210

              03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

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              • #8
                Test the HDD with http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
                Its a DOS based tester (bootable FD or CD) which detects various hardware problems with the HDD.

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                • #9
                  hmmm
                  i sort of had this problem

                  have you tried putting it on the PRIMARY MASTER channel?
                  that helped me detect my 60 gig to restore a ghost
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                  • #10
                    The drive was bad. I got it replaced and now its working fine.
                    Thanks for the help guys.
                    Current project ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■___ 85%
                    Xenarc 700TS, Mobile Athlon 1GHz, Soyo K7VME, 30Gb HD, Slimline DVD drive, TB Santa Cruz, Opus 120W
                    Holux G210

                    03 Acura TL, Zapco & Precision Power amps, Adire Koda comps & EDesign 12" sub.

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