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Idle External HDD derecognized?

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Hi, I have a Seagate 640GB External hard drive, and lately I've had a problem coming and going of the drive ejecting and reinserting itself. But more recently, it just simply stops being recognized by the computer after a few hours of not being accessed. Help?
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First of all, try a different USB/firewire cable. Sometimes cables fail.

I've seen this happen with a a western digital my passport 500GB. Honestly, in my case, I think it was hardware related, you can run some tests and SMART checking but I would consider it a liability in the mid term and will consider it to replace it.
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