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WD caviar Black disappearing randomly

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August 18, 2012 5:44:04 PM

Sometimes my harddrive disappear from my computer and I have to restart the computer 1 or 2 times before they will show back up. Anybody know what could be the issue?

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August 18, 2012 6:18:33 PM

It may be the drive going faulty (back up your data NOW) or it could be the SATA interface on your motherboard going U/S. Try connecting the drive to another SATA port. Download and run the manufacturer of your hard drive diagnostic software from their web site.
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August 19, 2012 2:19:45 PM

Could the harddrive be turning itself off? I usually don't turn my computer off, and I just realized that I have to shutdown vs restart to get the drive to show up again.

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August 19, 2012 2:37:24 PM

I think I've had a similar problem before. The way I fixed it was to disconnect the drive and try a new cable, and I think that worked. Make sure the power is in correctly also.
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August 19, 2012 10:16:50 PM

Thanks, I will try what you guys suggest
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August 19, 2012 10:19:10 PM

Best answer selected by dc007.
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