Hard drives Disappearing Tags: Hard Drives Computer Storage Last response: January 28, 2012 7:58 PM in Storage Share MikeMC January 27, 2012 8:38:12 PM Hello, for a few months now my hard drive(s) will suddenly not show up on my computer and in turn I can not access the programs I have on them. I have 1 SSD and 1 HDD. The HDD crashes when I am in a session on my computer and the SSD (Where my OS is installed) crashes after a shutdown or restart. Something I have found that will treat the issue is just unplugging and plugging the SATA cables back into each of the hard drives and restarting my computer. What I have tried and has failed: 1) Checking the Connectors on my Motherboard - I have tried every combination of connectors to plug the SATA cables into, the problem still persists. 2) Replacing the SATA cables 3) Reformatting lol? 4) clr CMOS This issue has cost me a lot of time with he random computer freezes and countless headaches any advice is appreciated. More about : hard drives disappearing rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 27, 2012 8:56:22 PM Both of them having issues points to the motherboard as a likely culprit. m 0 l MikeMC January 27, 2012 9:07:26 PM rolli59 said:Both of them having issues points to the motherboard as a likely culprit. I have an ASRock P55 Pro/USB3 motherboard if that helps at all, heh. m 0 l Related resources Hard Drives Disappearing causing BSOD - Forum Files Disappearing from External Hard Drives - Forum Hard Drives intermittently disappearing - Forum Disappearing Hard Drive - Forum Hard drives disappearing - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 27, 2012 9:16:48 PM the board being the culprit does not matter manufacturer, Have you tested without the storage drive? m 0 l MikeMC January 27, 2012 9:26:30 PM rolli59 said:the board being the culprit does not matter manufacturer, Have you tested without the storage drive? Tested the motherboard without the hard drives plugging in? I don't understand what you mean nor do I know how to do it :\ m 0 l rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 27, 2012 10:25:22 PM I meant with the OS drive (SSD) not the HDD (storage) just to see if the symptoms disappeared. m 0 l MikeMC January 27, 2012 10:34:44 PM rolli59 said:I meant with the OS drive (SSD) not the HDD (storage) just to see if the symptoms disappeared. I just tested this and I only get a message that says "Reboot and select proper boot device". m 0 l rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 28, 2012 10:32:33 AM Board still under warranty? m 0 l MikeMC January 28, 2012 4:11:11 PM Not sure, is that for sure the problem though? I don't mind replacing it I just need to know what is the cause m 0 l rolli59 a c 265 G Storage January 28, 2012 4:42:23 PM With hardware 100% sure is difficult but the odds that both drives experiencing problems at the same time are slim so it points to the common factor which is the controller on the board. m 0 l MikeMC January 28, 2012 7:58:40 PM rolli59 said:With hardware 100% sure is difficult but the odds that both drives experiencing problems at the same time are slim so it points to the common factor which is the controller on the board. Alright, thank you so much, Rolli! I really appreciate how helpful you've been, take care! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Disappearing hard drives Forum SolvedHard Drive Disappearing from Explorer "Dirty Bit" Forum Hard Drive is slow, keeps disappearing ('WARNING: a problem with the hard drive has been detected.') Forum Hard Drive cutting in and out randomly/disappearing Forum Hard drive appearing and disappearing? Forum Mystery of disappearing hard drive Forum Disappearing Hard Drive Space Forum Folders disappearing from external hard drive Forum Disappearing hard Drive? Forum Hard drive keeps disappearing from Windows 7? Forum Hard Drive disappearing - please offer assistance Forum Hard Drive keeps disappearing Forum Space on hard drive disappearing windows 7 Forum Disappearing hard drive Forum Windows 7 Disappearing From my Hard Drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !