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  1. jm100dm

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    Hi All,
    I recently purchased 3 Seagate 20GB drives on eBay that were pulled from Sun computers. I can not get them to format using fdisk from windows 98se or be seen by windows 98se. Windows 2000 sees them most the time but not the third one. I put the third drive in and it is seen in the BIOS but not by windows 2000 yet it shows up in the Manage program of 2000 as unknown. 18.4 GB Opened up Everest and retrieved the following info on the third drive. Jumpers are set as slave. Windows 2000 says they can not be formatted. Is there any way to get them to work?

    Device Description
    ST320410A (3FG1TJQK)
    Field Value
    ATA Device Properties
    Model ID ST320410A
    Serial Number 3FG1TJQK
    Revision 3.34
    Parameters 38792 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
    LBA Sectors 39102336
    Buffer 2 MB
    Multiple Sectors 16
    ECC Bytes 4
    Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
    Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
    Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 2 (ATA-33)
    Unformatted Capacity 19093 MB

    ATA Device Features
    SMART Supported
    Security Mode Supported
    Power Management Supported
    Advanced Power Management Supported
    Write Cache Supported
    Host Protected Area Supported
    Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
    Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
    48-bit LBA Not Supported
    Device Configuration Overlay Supported

    ATA Device Physical Info
    Manufacturer Seagate
    Hard Disk Name U Series 20410
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Formatted Capacity 20 GB
    Disks 1
    Recording Surfaces 1
    Physical Dimensions 147 x 101.85 x 26.1 mm
    Max. Weight 680 g
    Average Rotational Latency 5.55 ms
    Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
    Max. Internal Data Rate 436 Mbit/s
    Average Seek 8.9 ms
    Track-To-Track Seek 1.2 ms
    Full Seek 22 ms
    Interface Ultra-ATA/100
    Buffer-to-Host Data Rate 100 MB/s
    Buffer Size 2 MB
    Spin-Up Time 6.5 sec

    ATA Device Manufacturer
    Company Name Seagate Technology LLC
    Product Information http://www.seagate.com/products
     
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    Thanks for the link. I created the disk wizard disks and will proceed tomorrow. Third drive tested okay with powermax and completed a low level format. That one may just work. Passed both the quick test and full test. Thanks, Jeff
     
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    How did you do a low level format of an ATA drive? This is what you need to do in order to make the sectoring compatible with what a Wintel system wants to see, but what tool does it?
     
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    Drive 3 is up and running using Seagate's Disk Wizard utility. I will use this new found program to see if I can utilize them all. Thanks for the link SacsTC.
     
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