Originally Posted by Dirtnaps
Has anyone re-visited or found a solution to hard drives randomly appearing and disappearing, or not at all? Here is my situation.
Picked up a z87xud4h this weekend and a 4770k and 16 gigs of Crucial Ballistix Ram
This all was an upgrade from a video editing system which did have the following drive s installed with no errors or issues.
1 Western Digital Black 1tb HD (that was the boot drive)
(2) 2tb Western Digital Black HD's
1 Samsung 2tb Green HD203WI model for backup.
Fast forward to the build, I ONLY hooked up the following while building a fresh win7 Install:
PCI quadro videocard
A new samsung 256gig 840 ssd as the boot drive,
LG BD-R. optical drive.
I had no issues at all. running default clocks and 1600 ram. Stability is fine over a 24 hour burn in with the latest drivers off the website. Once I passed that test I figured, lets hook uo the remainng Hard Drives that were in the old system. So I added back in:
1tb WD black, the 2tb Samsung Green. Those went on the intel controller that also had the samsung 840SSD.
the (2) 2tb WD Blacks went on the secondary Controller.
Everything was detect in the bios and splash screens EXCEPT the samsung 2tb Green that was hooked to the intel controller. Swapped the sata cable, moved it to 2 different sata ports, even tried moving it to secondary Controller. Nothing would find it. The bios still shows Empty, as does the detecting splash screen of the raid controller post. about a few hours later I was rebooting and installing software, and noticed mysteriously the drive is now showing in my computer and able to be read and written to, yet rebooting the bios still shows EMPTY. As stated earlier in the thread when this drive is plugged in, post and boot up always takes longer. Now the fun begins.
after another hour or so Windows pops up a "one of your drives are failing, would you like to launch backup" and it points to the samsung drive. Bad drive I thought. Maybe thats the cuplrit. I ran Seatools for windows on it and the DST Short test fails, tells me bad sectors and to run seatools for DOS. I run seatools for dos, and what drive isnt detected? You guessed it, the samsung. So at this point I am thinking the drive is bad, I pop it out and put it into my x58 gigabye ud4 system. Low and behold it's detected. Seatools runs all test on it and it passes, I thn run seatools overnight last night short AND long test, no bad sectors, no problems whatsoever. Today For giggles I put it back in the new system and still it is undetected. All my Western digitals and my LG optical are fine. This samsung just randomly appears and disappears at will, and I have several differnt web searches with people reporting the same thing. Hoping someones found a trick, or has at least reported it to Gigabyte. Apparently the z87 chipset has had SSD issues with sandforce controllers, but ive also found at least 6 threads elsewhere where peoples drives are disappearing as mine is.
I am on the f7 bios. Any thoughts? Is Gigabyte been made aware of this? Or did I miss a fix in this long thread. Thanks for the time!