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One of my 500gb WD hdds randomly goes offline... Anyone have any thoughts?
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do is go offline while you're using it or when idling?
While its idle, and after a restart it comes back online. Thanks for the quick posts : )
 

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Its an option in the power saving options in vista that secondarily drives stop after a certain amount of time of inactivity.
 
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Its an option in the power saving options in vista that secondarily drives stop after a certain amount of time of inactivity.
Wow thanks I'll have to check that out +
 

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Well, not really... The power savings just spins the drive down, yiou can still see it in windows and it lags a few seconds but you can still access it. Im guessing it might be something else...

But, try the power savings because if the drive doesnt go idle in the first place, maybe it wouldnt go offline as you have put it...
 

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Originally Posted by DJZeratul View Post
Well, not really... The power savings just spins the drive down, yiou can still see it in windows and it lags a few seconds but you can still access it. Im guessing it might be something else...

But, try the power savings because if the drive doesnt go idle in the first place, maybe it wouldnt go offline as you have put it...
It was the power saving option, thanks for all the help guys : )
 
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