Windows 10: windows 10 detects wrong drive manufacturer & type????

  1. Posts : 2
    win 7, 8, 10, Kali, Slackware , debian
       28 Nov 2016 #1

    windows 10 detects wrong drive manufacturer & type????

    This one is a new one on me but am sure there is going to be someone out there that has come across this... I have several HDD's in my systems, after receiving recent updates recently I noticed my boot drive on one of them starting to clunk & squeal a bit, I thought as the drive was quite old, and was only meant as a temporary measure anyway it was time to bin it, so I attempted to back up the drive - as you might expect with a failing drive it wasnt successful, after powering down and checking to see what was being reported in the bios I noticed the drives weren't displaying their correct model designations, so powering down and removing all the drives bar the suspect one and powering back up and re entering the bios, the drive then reported correctly and was able to successfully boot into windows - now for the strange bit, after checking the drives properties in the device manager I noticed it was being reported as a Seagate ST3000DM001 drive, the problem is this is an old western digital WD500AAKS caviar drive, I cant mistaken this one as its sat on the top of the case with the cables hanging out of it, I used this old drive on purpose as I didnt want to drop this OS on a SSD until I was sure it was stable. the OS was a fresh install to this drive, and as you might expect, during the initial installation and testing phase it was the only drive on the system, the other drives werent added until later, and have been trouble free until this last update, has anyone else encountered a similar issue to this?
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  2. Posts : 899
    Windows 10
       29 Nov 2016 #2

    Yes, I have seen this before, in my case it was a WD Blue HDD. Various odd model numbers were reported by the BIOS. A surface scan would be OK with no bad sectors. However it failed shortly after. My assumption was the electronics/driver board went caput. It had to be mechanically destroyed as nothing could be written to it.

    Whatever, I always buy a new drive and install the OS and Programs. Load data/documents from backups.
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