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SATA HDD's won't initalize - TommTee - 08-04-2017

hi, 2 hdds from an old HP. will not initialize when using a sata to usb connector on two different Pc's. they do work when reinstalled in the HP. get a "not accessible request failed due to fatal device hardware error" when i try to initialize them. both appear in disc management as not initalized. thanks in advance. tom


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - RichTech - 08-04-2017

Hi TommTee,

Sorry, to hear you are having trouble with your SATA HDD's. We will do everything we can to help you find out what is going on.

First of all, I would like you to check they are plugged in correctly. Make sure the cables are not loose.

From the sound of the error message: "not accessible request failed due to fatal device hardware error" it sounds like they are both failing, but to be sure.

I would like you to follow these two links to find out if your hard drives are in good health and then let us know the results.
https://www.briteccomputers.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=678
https://www.briteccomputers.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=695


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - smirk24 - 08-04-2017

https://www.easeus.com/storage-media-recovery/fix-fatal-device-hardware-error-and-recover-data.html

You can try the method at the bottom of the link


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - LarryTheComputerGuy - 08-05-2017

If the drives work fine when installed in the PC's, I would try another SATA to USB adapter... Sounds like the controller on the adapter is no good.


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - smirk24 - 08-05-2017

And i should have read the problem over better my bad. Like lary said the controller sounds bad. Is it possible for you to give us a model # or maybe a picture of the sata to usb setup?


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - TommTee - 08-05-2017

2 week old Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive Adapter [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] (EC-SSHD) that i used to image a win10 hhd to ssd. thanks


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - smirk24 - 08-05-2017

(08-05-2017, 01:10 AM)TommTee Wrote:  2 week old Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive Adapter [Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] (EC-SSHD) that i used to image a win10 hhd to ssd. thanks

Wait so theres a windows 10 image that is on it? What os is it that your trying to use the external drive on? If it was formatted gpt and the os your trying to copy it on is mbr that might be the issue. While in disk management can you take a picture and post it on the forum so we can see the os hard drive and what you see when the external drive is plugged in?


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - LarryTheComputerGuy - 08-05-2017

Tom is giving the specs of the adapter, and that he used it to Image a drive. The adapter is just a link between the PC and Hard Drive...not a storage device.


RE: SATA HDD's won't initalize - Double clutch - 08-05-2017

I second the vote on replacing or trying a different SATA adapter the common factor trying to get these hard drives to initialize is the adapter.