External eSata Hdd drops/disappears after inactivity
I have this WD 1TB external HDD that I'm running through eSata for about a year now. For the last few months however the drive would get slow and disappear. I would have to shutdown. unpower, power on the drive, and boot up again for the drive to appear. I know this happens when the drive is inactive for some amount of time (20-30mins). All motherboard drivers, and bios are updated.
As of right now, I keep the drive from being inactive by seeding a torrent at 1Kb/s.
Any solutions? Or should I get a new drive?
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What model is it? WD's warranties for external drives are anywhere from 1-5 years. If it's only a year old, I would try and send it in for repair.
Did you check your power options in windows -change advanced power settings then under Hard disk, turn off hard disk after set this to zero. Also check the BIOS settings for this.
1. I bought it a Costco, I would just a new one if I needed. 2. Power settings for both Windows and BIOS are set to not turn off HDD.