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Second internal HDD dissapeared all of a sudden.

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October 24, 2013 3:51:47 AM

I installed a 1TB WD Blue internal hard drive a couple of weeks ago just for storage purposes. Today, I was copying some data to it and all of a sudden it just stopped responding. I couldn't even access it. After waiting for a while, I restarted my PC. I checked the BIOS and the drive was being recognized normally.

But when I restarted the PC, the drive was missing. It wasn't even being recognized in "Disk Management." Now, everytime I restart my PC, the drive is recognized in the BIOS correctly, but it's still missing after starting the PC.

Is the HDD dead? If so, can I still recover the data?

Thanks in advance.
a c 297 G Storage
October 24, 2013 12:30:49 PM

First make sure all the connections are right, and seated firmly. And another thing is to try it to another system, see if it gets detected there. Else you could RMA the drive.
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October 25, 2013 2:11:38 AM

lonewolf7 said:
First make sure all the connections are right, and seated firmly. And another thing is to try it to another system, see if it gets detected there. Else you could RMA the drive.


I tried it in another system(Windows XP), and it worked fine. The drive was working and was being detected normally. I checked, and all my data was on it.

So, I hooked the HDD back to my system and it was being detected normally by my system.

I'm pretty confused, and it could probably happen again. Do you think it's a faulty drive?
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a c 297 G Storage
October 25, 2013 10:54:35 AM

I think there was a loose connection. And it looks like the drive is fine. Though you could check the drive's status with this software :

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-...
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