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External Drive Disconnects on Heavy Use

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  • Hard Drives
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  • Enclosure
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Last response: in Storage
July 23, 2012 5:43:14 AM

Windows 7. External SATAII to USB3 enclosure with external power.

Device mounts fine, and I can read/write files. After a few seconds of heavy read/write, the device will disconnect and I will hear the Windows "device unplugged" sound, followed the the plugged-in sound after a few seconds.

Edit: It turns out the enclosure, which is a Sabrent 3.5" SATA hard drive USB 3.0 Aluminum Enclosure, is the culprit. I bought it new in the box.

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a b G Storage
July 23, 2012 5:51:02 AM

could be a flakey controller on the enclosure. you may want to try a different make/model.
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July 23, 2012 6:14:24 AM

Maybe you have low quality cable.
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July 23, 2012 8:50:43 PM

Best answer selected by uhcafigdc.
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