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UGH, I accidentally pulled out my SSD from my hard drive bay and it yanked the SATA cables out!

post #1 of 22
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I have a Raven 01 case with the fan right under the Hard drives.

I have diagonally setup hard drive bays so I slide them out and the fans are underneath. The sata cables connect via the back of the case.

I thought the drive bay was empty so I pulled it out my my SSD Corsair was in there and the Cables yanked out the back.

Now when I plug it back in, it wont detect!!!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

I plugged in a new SATA cable and I'm still using the old DATA cable to the motherboard because I would have to shut everything off to get to that one cuz it's wayyy hidden under my GFX cards.

gdmit why does the dumbest CRAP always happen to me what do I do???

That's BS. It's a 200$ drive, so its broken now because I pulled out the cables by yanking on the hard drive instead of pulling the cables out by hand?

My last resort is to try the data cable to mother board and reply it.
post #2 of 22
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Oh OK.

I got it working again.

I put a new SATA cable. The data cable is the same one, and it's not making that "click" noise anymore because it seems to have lost that ability when I accidentally slid out the hard drive bay. I can always attach a new cable though.

When I installed it, the "intel rapid storage" technology detected the drive.

Was it OK that I accidentally unplugged it and re-plugged the hard drive while the computer was On??

I heard it could fry computers from [h]ard [f]orum but the posts were from 2009.

They said though if you have HOT SWAP technology (I think mine has it) and ACHI mode (I'm in that mode) you would be fine though.

And my computer detected it and didn't freeze so I assume it was OK?

I usually wear the static band and shut everyone off, not sure why I just plugged it (solid state drive) back in while the computer was on but everything works fine so maybe it was all the same... I mean, the hot swap technology is just like plugging the HDD in and out while the computer is online anyway right?
post #3 of 22
if its working now, you should be fine. Just be careful in the future.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ratjack View Post

if its working now, you should be fine. Just be careful in the future.

I mean , it's fine anyway though right? my motherboard is "hot drop" or "hot swapple"

So when I unplugged it...it was the same thing. right?
post #5 of 22
Probably. But if it was being written to when removed then w/e was being written is corrupted.

Hot-plugging doesn't mean it can be removed at any time. It only means it can be removed while the power is on and the drive is not in use. wink.gif
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post

Probably. But if it was being written to when removed then w/e was being written is corrupted.
Hot-plugging doesn't mean it can be removed at any time. It only means it can be removed while the power is on and the drive is not in use. wink.gif

Yeah, yeah. I wasn't using it. It's just a storage SSD drive for my games. It doesn't have an OS on it and I wasn't using anything on it.

I just happened to pull the drive bay out, thinking it was empty and didn't have any drive in it, but it had my Corsair SSD.

I was more worried about static shock or the little "chip" that the SATA cables plug into since I accidentally yanked it out.

But when I think about it, I basically just did a "hot swap" or hot "plug" by unplugging it and plugging it back in while the computer was on.

I just wish I didn't yank it out like that since I would assume those little computer chip connectors on the inside of the SSD where the SATA cables connect are delicate frown.gifmad.gifredface.gif
post #7 of 22
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Well I noticed 1 oddity already:

All my icons that had there installations .exe's on the drive that I pulled out accidentally (D: drive), turned blank. They turned into that icon when windows can't find the .exe

I guess mysteriously when I unplugged the drive while the computer was on, the drive renamed itself to (F:) drive.

But it screwed up everything and I had to reinstall some programs and everything was out of whack.
post #8 of 22
you should have just changed the drive letter of the SSD back to its original
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by HugeTorque View Post

you should have just changed the drive letter of the SSD back to its original

Yeah.I should have.

I didn't know what was going on at first, because I am overclocking to 4.4ghz and the same thing has happened when I corrupted my windows before....

..so I re-installed microsoft office but then realized what happened, so I just started changing all the target .exe's to target the new F: drive instead of the old D: drive

I didn't know unplugging it "hot plugging" it would change the drive letter.

All the files still worked as soon as I changed the target; the only one im having a weird issue with is AVG anti virus.

I was just worried about static charge or frying something, so if this is the only issue when unplugging/plugging in the internal hard drive when the computer is on, I will take it.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by XxAlbertoxX View Post

Yeah.I should have.
I didn't know what was going on at first, because I am overclocking to 4.4ghz and the same thing has happened when I corrupted my windows before....
..so I re-installed microsoft office but then realized what happened, so I just started changing all the target .exe's to target the new F: drive instead of the old D: drive
I didn't know unplugging it "hot plugging" it would change the drive letter.
All the files still worked as soon as I changed the target; the only one im having a weird issue with is AVG anti virus.
I was just worried about static charge or frying something, so if this is the only issue when unplugging/plugging in the internal hard drive when the computer is on, I will take it.

That's because the registry entries are still going to point to the old drive letter. So any program which relies on the registry to find files is not going to work correctly if said files were on said drive. Those programs will have to be re-installed unless you change the letter back or you want to spend even more time editing the registry.

One little mishap can snowball into all kinds of problems. wink.gif
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