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October 12, 2010 8:39:28 PM

Any particular reason some of these fail so fast? I've had two recently stop working.

They both eject fine and Win 7 sees the drive control panel is happy with it but it pops up and says insert disk when I insert a testing working disk.

One was a Dell and the other was a Liteon I think.

Any tricks to reviving them?

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October 12, 2010 8:45:13 PM

Oh and they are SATA if that matters.
a b G Storage
October 14, 2010 8:49:25 PM

If the disc is scratched, the drives may be having a hard time reading it. Try some other discs, if you haven't already.
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October 14, 2010 9:37:41 PM

Thanks. I've tried several disks. I am going to try the drive in another computer. I did have a spare drive that worked in this computer by just swapping out this bad drive.

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a b G Storage
October 15, 2010 12:11:48 AM
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If another drive is reading the discs, then the drive is failing.
October 25, 2010 12:19:19 AM

Best answer selected by herderby.
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