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i think my WD CB 500g just died on me

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was playing SC2, game crashed, (my os is a ssd), had to reboot, never happened before, so, i was like hmm, ill go play something on steam, says file is gone, open computer, my entire drive is GONE, what the heck?
   
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also, drive is only 3ish months old
   
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Wow, that makes me scared. I run a 500GB Caviar Blue as well.
If you didn't make a backup, then you would have to install everything again and lose all your documents and such.
Go to your BIOS and see if it still shows up there.
If not, just go to WD and RMA it.
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ok, well, it shows up under the sata configuration, however, boot order, it doesnt, i unpluged, it pluged it back in, and it doesnt seem to do anything either, disk managment doesnt find it)
   
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It might be dead then. I would probably RMA it.
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well, that blows, atleast i dont have to pay for it, i didnt loose anything important, just a major inconvience, thank god i didnt have sort of 3 tb raid going
   
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post #7 of 8
Try switching the cable around. Try other SATA cables. Try different ports. Basically, exhaust every possible option before resorting to defeat and losing all your data.

That's what I do anyway. Even the stuff that seems like it would never work... usually ends up working for me.
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post #8 of 8
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alright, well i figured it out, turns out the power went out in my apartment while i was out working, anyways, i was able to get the OS to check for consistency, it repaired about 10,000 files (from what i was able to see, the screen was flashing pretty fast) and after that, it seems to be working, i had to reinstall steam, athough everything seems intact.
im gunna by a second drive tomorrow and get it running just in case, i have a bad feeling about my oses stability now, im thinking of doing a reinstall, but i dunno.
   
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