Brand new corrupt drive

By jjsprott
Jan 14, 2009
  1. I've recently purchased an additional Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320gb SATA HD to compliment my other Hitachi 80gb HD on my home build PC. I hooked it up and Vista didn't recognize the new drive. I went and manually set up the drive, and as soon as i put something on it, Vista gave me a (back up and replace drive) message. Any suggestions?
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    format it first then use it. see if it gives u thaat error still. if that doesn't work u may be out of luck
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Run hitachi's diagnostic tools on it, if it fails, RMA it. If it passes looks like you are safe.
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