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So this is weird.

The hard drive WDC WD10EALS-002 randomly loses all my data while using the PC. I'd try to open my browser and Windows would notify me that the file the specified location doesn't exist.
I check the hard drive at question and I can see all the folders but none of the folder contain anything.
I restart the PC but the problem persists. I turn off the PC and switch off the power supply, wait until all LEDs turn off, and power the PC back on.
Boom, good as new. The hard drive is recognized and I can access all the files and folders, no data is lost. After several hours it would repeat itself.

I thought maybe there is an issue with the motherboard since the drive is fairly new (~1 year) so I connected all the hard drives to different sata ports to see if a hard drive that is connected to the port the WDC WD10EALS-002 was connected to would act up. Nope, the same hard drive is having the same issue connected to a different port.




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post #2 of 7
Try windows error scanning tool, but I'm going to assume faulty disk. Any other symptoms?
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What does CrystalDiskInfo say?
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Strange.
Edited by Zensou - 12/1/13 at 2:36pm
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Strange.
your E: drive looks like it may be bad.
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Never had any issues with the E drive. Always the G drive going missing and then coming back up after a full reboot in read-only mode.
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post #7 of 7
There's some fields missing from Crystal...such as the drives RPM. And the transfer mode field looks funny too. It should look more like this:



Anyhow, install the latest drivers for your motherboard, specifically the SATA ones. Swap the SATA cable also. If problems persist, there might be something wrong with the drive's firmware - see if there is an update available from WD to flash.

The E drive should be replaced at some point since it has a bad sector...usually once you have one, they eventually multiply and lead to data loss.
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