Missing 3 gig storage drive

I built a media streaming PC with plenty of storage. I have a Gigabyte ultradurable MoBo, a 120 gig corsair Neutron SSD that is used only for the OS (Formatted 80 gig for Win7, 40 Gig for Ubuntu. Intel i5 processor, 16 gig RAM, and 2 Toshiba 3 terabyte Hds.
Problem is, that after a day or 2, the second HD disappears from my computer, device manager and from disk management. All drives have been formatted and assigned drive letters (in this case E & F) yet F drive just "goes away". Doesnt do it on the Linux side, just Windows

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Missing 3 gig storage drive add on:

It seems I spoke too soon. It's gone on the Linux side as well. CRAP!!! That tells me its defo a hardware issue....

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This sounds more like a Math problem.

Many drive size questions come down to "binary byte" questions.

1KW equals 1,000 Watts.
1GW equals 1,000,000,000 Watts.

Due to a shortcut in programming decades ago the binary byte count created a lingering problem on how to count bytes in storage space.

Your 3 gigabyte could be just math.

--> Now if your title is just a typo and the drive is missing in Windows, Windows doesn't support that file system and won't show the drive in Windows Explorer (My Computer.) The drive might show in disk manager and/or device manager. NOTHING IS WRONG HERE.

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