I've purchased a new Western Digital Green Power 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive on eBay but I can't get any of my desktops to recognise it. Model number WD 10EURX. I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate and Windows 7. The drive was made in 2014 but my motherboards are much older. Even the BIOS upgrades are from earlier days. I've not had any luck searching for a driver or answers on the WD website. I remember seeing something about problems with EURX or SEURX(?) internal green drives but I can't find the article again. Can someone please suggest some first steps for me to take in order to progress with this problem (I'm suffering from a Brain Stall)?
First you need to see you HDD in BIOS. If you saw them. The try to use program victorya HDD. This program can try "restore" lost sectors. And may be your got the working HDD. But unfortunately this hard disk drive is garbage - 99%.
If the drive is available in BIOS, you can try with GParted
I think it is not included in the default mint installation, but for sure it is in the repos.
Once installed you can see in the top right corner if the drive is available. If it is available you can format it an then the OS should recognize it.
Another thing to check is the SATA cable - I've had a lot of cases when the cable or the port wont work.