Solved Seagate Momentus 5400.6 USB adapter not working

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TheJohny

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Hello everyone, so basically there was a problem with a laptop HDD (it wouldn't boot, or show up in the BIOS menu), so I took it out and tried to connect it to my desk computer using a USB adapter. I was able to locate the disc in windows DISKPART. I tried to format it, but when i typed the clean command my computer just pretty much froze and I had to restart it. Now when i plug in the HDD it only starts spinning, but nothing else happens. Am I missing something ? Any help will be very appreciated, thanks alot in advance
 

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It sounds like the hdd has died. My suggestion is to go to manufacturers website and download a hdd test tool. Most of them will have an option to make a bootable cd/USB. Seagate has a good tool. It'll work on non-seagate drives for the most basic of tests.
 

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It sounds like the hdd has died. My suggestion is to go to manufacturers website and download a hdd test tool. Most of them will have an option to make a bootable cd/USB. Seagate has a good tool. It'll work on non-seagate drives for the most basic of tests.
I downloaded the tool, and it found a drive called Flash Reader, however when i try to perform a basic information scan it doesn't return any information. Does this mean that the HDD is dead for good ? It is still able to spin and the LED diode on my adapter is indicating that something is going on, however the computer can no longer recognize the HDD. I find this very strange, because the disk got atleast recognized the first time i plugged it in
 

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Update: The disk can be selected in DISKPART and it shows all the partitions correctly, but when i try to clean the disk it outputs an error about cyclic redundancy check
 

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If you have a crc error it means that there's a problem with the hdd. It's writes to the disk and when it tries to read it back there's an error.
In my opinion you'll need to replace it.
 
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