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Old 07-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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I recently got around to installing a new, 1TB hard drive, as my computer was running low on space. However, while attempting to create volume for the first time after installing, my Pc randomly froze and shut down, now when I attempt to open up my disk manager, it shows the disk as uninitialized, and when I attempt to initialize to mbr, it returns "Task failed due to I/O device error" or something extremely similar, I have tried multiple things and nothing has worked. I know it cannot be the connections, and it cannot be incompatible as it is exactly the same hard drive I am already using. Help would be greatly appreciated and I can provide anymore info
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Sounds like a defective drive. Try a different sata cable and what Masterchiefxx17 said. If no dice, return it for a refund or replacement.
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I recently got around to installing a new, 1TB hard drive, as my computer was running low on space. However, while attempting to create volume for the first time after installing, my Pc randomly froze and shut down, now when I attempt to open up my disk manager, it shows the disk as uninitialized, and when I attempt to initialize to mbr, it returns "Task failed due to I/O device error" or something extremely similar, I have tried multiple things and nothing has worked. I know it cannot be the connections, and it cannot be incompatible as it is exactly the same hard drive I am already using. Help would be greatly appreciated and I can provide anymore info
I agree it sounds like bad hard drive but also have to agree you have told us nothing about the hardware and not even your OS is even listed in your user panel and all of that could make a difference in our answers here.
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Agree with Stance, I/O errors are usually associated with hardware, bad cable, ports etc..
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