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i can boot, i see my drive for about 3 minutes and then it vanishes, i use cmd to scan for disks and windows finds the disk and wants to format it, however during the 3 minutes i have complete access to everything in the harddrive so it dosent need reformatting... ideas?
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That kind of thing makes me suspect either the sata port on the mobo or the drive itself. I've seen a failing hard drive do this before in a friends rig. Reformating might help, and it is worth a shot, but I fear that your drive may be dying.
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Have you tried swapping the sata cable/sata port yet?
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That kind of thing makes me suspect either the sata port on the mobo or the drive itself. I've seen a failing hard drive do this before in a friends rig. Reformating might help, and it is worth a shot, but I fear that your drive may be dying.
i dont think its dying i did some benches of it 2 days ago and the scores were identical to what they were when i got it, if it was dying then id suspect the scores to go down and all, ill try switching sata ports hopefully that will fix it
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Download the manufacturer's diagnostic software and run it on the disk to see what it says. Even though it benches fine doesn't mean it is fine. In fact, it doesn't tell you anything useful. That's what diagnostic programs are for. And no, HDTUne isn't a substitute for the manufacturer's actual diagnostic program.
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Cold be as simple as unplugging and plugging back in the sata power cable. Or as mentioned a bad sata cable. also try another sata port and see what happens.
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