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Sata HD not detecting after sm time

by yourbikash / April 17, 2011 4:37 AM PDT

Hii.. i am using an extra 1 TB SATA HD (Segate).. it was working fine for about three weeks.. but now it automatically go undetected after some time.. and I restart and there it is.. but for some time only.. Plz help.. i have aboutt 500 GB of data... am using Windows 7...need any other specifications?

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Clarification Request
Is this an internal or external hdd?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 17, 2011 4:43 AM PDT

Whichever it is, first thing first, make sure your backups are up to date. If they are not, or if you don't have any backups, then you risk everything if the disk finally fails.

I will let others offer any advice about why this may be happening, but tell us whether it is an internal hdd or external USB hdd, and also the make and model of the computer.


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Is this an internal or external hdd?
by yourbikash / April 17, 2011 4:52 AM PDT

It's an Internal Hard Disk

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2011 4:53 AM PDT

All I can offer is that if that drive is giving you a chance to backup, now's the time. Over in the storage forum the tales of woe continue with folk that had no backup copy.

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by adamvaldez / April 22, 2011 7:46 AM PDT

Are you connecting it via front usb port or Back USB Port? If it's a front usb then try the back usb.

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That's the wrong answer.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 22, 2011 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: hi

The OP told us already it is an INTERNAL drive.


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