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HD not detecting issue

Change the SATA data cable. Backup everything from the drive. Check the drive health (my fav app is Hard Disk Sentinel). If it's healthy, do a secure erase on it and retry.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Heyo, my HD suddenly stopped detecting since last night and I can't figure out why. Connections looked good, it shows up in disk management but is not allocated and gives me an I/O error. After a quick shut down and reseating the connections, it shows back up again no problem. It randomly just stops detecting when I'm in the middle of doing something. Has anyone else had this issue before?

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Change the SATA data cable. Backup everything from the drive. Check the drive health (my fav app is Hard Disk Sentinel). If it's healthy, do a secure erase on it and retry.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks like it's dying after all. I checked using Hard Disk Sentinel and it's showing 0% health. I'm surprised it's still running. I'll back it up and replace it ASAP. Thanks guys!

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