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So my second hard drive I've had for a few weeks now disappears randomly. I've tried buying a new sata cable, seems to be more stable but it still will occasionally disappear from my computer. Only on reboot will it show back up again and it works perfectly normal. It usually disappears when I transfer a large single file from my main hdd to it, then it will say error transferring, then I can't find the other drive.

I've benchmarked it and it has a normal transfer rate, did the WD lifeguard tests and it passed, checked it for bad sectors/errors and it had none, and hdtune pro says its healthy. So I'm really stumped here. Any suggestions?
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Go to your Control Panel and look through your Power Management settings. My guess is that your PC is shutting the drive down to conserve power.

That'd be the first thing I would check if it passes all those tests.

Also, try using a different port on your motherboard. Couldn't hurt.

Hope this helps, some.
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Tried other sata ports? Also, when it disappears, can you find it in the device manager or windows disk management?
 
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Originally Posted by KOBALT View Post
Go to your Control Panel and look through your Power Management settings. My guess is that your PC is shutting the drive down to conserve power.

That'd be the first thing I would check if it passes all those tests.

Also, try using a different port on your motherboard. Couldn't hurt.

Hope this helps, some.
thanks, I changed some settings around and hopefully it wont eject anymore I guess we shall see.
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Tried other sata ports? Also, when it disappears, can you find it in the device manager or windows disk management?
ill definately try that if it disappears again. no, I haven't tried another sata port yet.
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