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So I recently started my computer, and noticed that my D: and E: partitions were missing from the "Computer" menu (they're both on the spinpoint. Didn't think of it much then, so I rebooted and it was working again...for a while. After about 5 mins it dissapeared again and I though well now somethings really wrong, I didn't manage to get HDtune up and running before it died 2nd time, but I've tried replacing SATA cable, switching SATA ports +replacing the power cable from the PSU still without any luck.

Could it just have died? I've had it for about 1 year and 9 months, been working flawlessly till now

(Only got a 60GB ssd now luckily)
 

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there is a probability it died...

But something like that happened to me once. My hdd wouldn't show on my computer but I had to reassign a drive letter to the drive and that seemed to work. Been running fine for all this time.

I used Easeus Partition Manager.
 

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Well... Did you try it in a different computer?
 

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Could give it a try tomorrow, only got one computer here now however.

Thanks for the help sofar
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, alot of data on that disk :/
 

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if it is dead sounds like the controller board died rather than the drive. do you have any sort of fan blowing on the hdds to help cool the controller boards? I don't mean of those crappy setups where the fan is screwed directly to case with OUT a spacer or rad box while the the fan is starving for air.

EDIT: Fractal Design R3 has decent HDD cooling. Still controller boards can go bad any ways.
 

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if it is dead sounds like the controller board died rather than the drive. do you have any sort of fan blowing on the hdds to help cool the controller boards? I don't mean of those crappy setups where the fan is screwed directly to case with OUT a spacer or rad box while the the fan is starving for air.
EDIT: Fractal Design R3 has decent HDD cooling. Still controller boards can go bad any ways.
I got the Fractal R3 with 2 front fans blowing at the HDD / SSD, can I do anything if its the controller board? Or just get a new one on the warranty?
 

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you probably will have to buy a new drive just to backup the data.

you can replace the controller board, if you can find the exact match, but must backup data first.
 

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There used to be a firmware update that fixed a missing-from-BIOS issue with Samsung HD103SJ drives. It was for SB850, but people reported it worked on Intel boards too. The catch was, you need a second PC to apply it from, because it's already gone/missing from your main one.

Also, Samsung's HDD division got acquired by Seagate - I'm not sure where the firmware update is now...

Edit: Oh hey, I found it on a blog.
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http://www.jack-brennan.com/samsung-firmware-update-for-p67-and-sb850/
 
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