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2 hdd's suddenly disappeared

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Hi.

 

I just had 2 non-system hard drives suddenly disappear from my PC at the same time.

 

Tried rebooting, still gone.

 

I bought a HDD docking station, and now one of them works just fine. I haven't tested the other yet, as it is a bit arduous to remove from the pc.

 

So it must be my PSU or motherboard?

 

I recently build my own power cable, to go from the outlet to a schuko power strip. The wire for that is only 0,75mm, while PC power cables, and the power strip, are 1,5mm. I don't know, could that cause a surge, or something, ending up breaking the power delivery to the hdd's?

 

I have no other issues with the PC whatsoever.

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The power cable is not your problem. Your entire PC wouldn't work if that were the case.

Have you tried changing SATA ports? Maybe change the ports your drives are plugged into.

"Although there's a problem on the horizon; there's no horizon." - K-2SO

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Do they spin up when you start the PC?

 

Were the 2 HDDs connected to the power supply via the same SATA Power cable?

You could try to swap that or try to use another outlet on your psu (given that your PSU is modular).

 

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I don't know whether they spin up, but there was a weird sound, I think it came from the PSU.

 

The 2 hdd's were connected with the same power cable.

 

I have a third SATA drive, a SSD, which is my system drive, that was unaffected.

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First: A weird sound from the PSU is never a good sign.

 

You may want to try touching the HDD when you power up the PC, if it spins up, you should feel a vibration.

Try another SATA power plug and if this doesn't work, try another PSU.

 

IT may be because i'm a bit oversensitive here but a defective PSU already killed a mainboard and a GPU of mine.

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