20 Most Recent Western Digital WD Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS - hard drive - 320 GB - SATA-300 SATA Questions & Answers


Increase your memory to the maximum supported by your motherboard.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Get a new case and transfer the hard drive to the new case. You can get cases at any store that sells computer parts and several places online.
https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/external-hard-drive-enclosures

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


SATA drives don't need jumpers. Just install the drive and the computer will assign a drive letter.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Sata drives require no jumper settings. Just install it and the computer will do the rest.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Sata drives have no jumper settings. The computer will find it when you install it.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


The low level format that you are using will identify the bad sectors and put an "X" on them so that no data ever gets stored there. Ergo no critical file(s) will ever be corrupted or not work and your machine should work good as new until the drive starts going bad again. The low level format always takes time especially on the large drives when it can sometimes take up the better part of a day. But it will restore the drive to an as new condition for no dinero. No brainer.

However, I would not really trust the drive for long periods of time and if I continue to use it I can expect other bad sectors to develop. So it would be wise for you to on a monthly basis do a backup to prepare for the eventuality of the drive finally dying.

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 10, 2017


depends on the operating system but normally if you can see the drive in pc manager (right click mycomputer icon, select manage, select disk management in windows) if the drive is listed then format it and allow automatic drive letter assingment

Western Digital... | Answered on Mar 24, 2014


You can't spice a sata cable into a usb cable. You buy an external enclosure like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173042

Good Luck!

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012


You can't spice a sata cable into a usb cable. You buy an external enclosure like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173042

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 15, 2012


If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.

If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this should schedule the task on restart then defragment your hard drive


http://download.cnet.com/western-digital-disk-manager/3000-2122_4-10008018.html
This file contains the most up-to-date Disk Manager drivers for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5.1. This file fixes numerous issues, especially those with IBM PS/1 Value Point machines. These drivers will replace Ddloader.bin and Xbios.ovl files that were installed with previous versions of Disk Manager.


hope this helps you

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 22, 2011


Hi,
Generally speaking, we have two types of hard disk interface. IDE (the old one with ribbon cable) and SATA (with a 1cm strip like cable).
As your new hard disk is SATA, you need a SATA cable to connect it to you PC.
Below are a few images which would help you.

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Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 23, 2011


Make sure that in the computers bios, the SATA port is enabled, and that all the cables are properly connected, if the drive is brand new it needs to be first Partitioned and then formatted for it to show up in your "my computer" or computer folder.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011


Double check your internal connections paying close attention to any wires that connect to the outer case. The intrusion detection in these is usually a wire attached to the cabinet that tells the Bios when the case has been opened. Reconnect the wires and reset the Bios by entering Bio and doing a save and exit, usually an F10 key press. That should resolve the issue. If the drive itself has a detection built into it there is something wrong with the drive unless you have opened it and that would be a bad thing either way.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 09, 2011


Hard drive can make a nice paper weight. It's toast.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


No diagrams or parts. WD may be able to repair it for you.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


In some cases an IDE connector is added to RAID Hard Drives or Industrial grade desktop computer drivers.. it's a backwards compatibility measure in case of failure.

Other driver may also include an IDE power source too..

Those IDE connections are also known as (PATA) or Parallel.

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014


WARNING Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE ,SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
Make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd \ cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty.
Computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.
Even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems
Motherboard and a Hard Drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail.
Check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
http://www.onepcbsolution.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0Qd_3wFWM

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 30, 2013


..as i know when HDD start beeping ( internal or portable ) that indicate problem with the Hard Drive (HDD)..so nothing you can do it by your self ..

..if the HDD is under warranty from factory you may take it to the store that you buy or nearest Western Digital distributor to claim the warranty...but if it doesn't in warranty..that's mean a problem why?

because if HDD start beeping like you have, the possibility to make it work again is almost impossible that mean you maybe lost the data that you save in this HDD..

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 03, 2012


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

for internal hard drives


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide


this will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 04, 2012


You have to format a hard drive with a third party disk unless its a usb data drive
Restart your computer

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults

after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd


hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 13, 2012

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