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Registered: ‎03-15-2011
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Seagate ST9750420AS HDD and W700ds compatability issue

There seems to be a compatability issue with the Seagate 750GB drives (ST9750420AS) and the W700ds (and possibly other W series notebooks).


With the controller set to RAID in BIOS Windows 7 and possibly other OSs can not access the HDDs. This configuration results in a 7B "inaccessable boot device" error BSOD.


Testing revealed only the ST9750420AS with FW 0001SDM5 (the only FW avaible) results in the 7B BSOD regardless of the RAID driver version installed. I have not phiscally removed the Turbo memory device to see if it plays a role in the problem or not.


The W700ds (2757) system I have available to test is compatable with the following Seagate (drives with various FW versions):







These were tested with Widows XPP 32bit, Windows 7 64bit and Linux 64 bit, these were tested in both RAID and non RAID configurations.


And not compatable with:

ST9750420AS, tested with Windosw 7 x64 in RAID configuration.


Any comments, corrections or resolution welcom.




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