Seagate 4TB HDD not showing up in Spinrite6

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Feb 6, 2022
Hello. I've got a Seagate 4TB hdd that's going bad, it's making occational clicks of death but can still show up under windows(10). I've put the drive in a technician computer I have here and a friend of mine came over and we tried Spinrite6 on it. The drive is not showing up. It is showing up in the system Bios. Any suggestions are very much welcome.
The drive is not showing up. It is showing up in the system Bios. Any suggestions are very much welcome.
Is this drive connected to an AHCI controller? If so, SpinRite 6.0 will not be able to see it.

Can you switch the controller status to ATA in the BIOS? If so, then SpinRite 6.0 should see and access only the first 2.2 TB of that drive.

Unless the drive is formatted GPT? That formatting is not compatible with SpinRite 6.0.

SpinRite 6.1 will have none of these limitations. Unfortunately, it is not here yet. And, no, I cannot make any meaningful guess as to when SpinRite 6.1 will come to be. :(

Steve is working on it.
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