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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

Hello,

My Western Digital hard drive (it's my D:\) keep disconnect at a random time... Each time it happens, I have to remove my desktop case and re-plug the hard drive. The wire (SATA thingy) is fine.

The model is: WD2500JS-00MB0

It's getting really annoying. Is there any way to fix it?

Edited by Pat(rick), 17 December 2011 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Tried another SATA cable just in case?
If you disconnec the SATA cable and reconnect it is fine for a while right?
How often does this occur?

See if the drive is still under warranty at www.wd.com
Typically the warranty is 3 years. You can look it up on the site with the serial number on the drive.
If it is, and you feel it should be replaced WD is really good about that.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:35 PM

It happens each week.

Month ago, I used another sata cable and same thing happen. (thats why i said the wire (SATA thingy) is fine)

My warranty expired 1-2 years ago.

Is there any diagnotic tool or something that could stop the issue?

Edited by Pat(rick), 17 December 2011 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Check on another available SATA port. Use windows GUI error checking tool by right-clicking the partitions-Properties-Tools. Checkmark both options.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

How do I access the windows GUI error?

(I dont have other sata port. just two that are being used)

Edited by Pat(rick), 18 December 2011 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

my hard drive is doing the click of death sound before disconnect...

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

What's the date of manufacture reflected on the hard drive label?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

@Louis
FYI, it's better to ask Serial Number of that Hardrive rather ask the date of manufacture as at WD Website you could check warranty for all WD Hardrive with that Serial Number.

@Pat(rick)
Do you use 2 Hardrive on your Computer? If yes, what is the other one?
Could you tell your Computer Brand and Model? If that was Custom Computer please just tell your Mainboard Brand and Model only?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:58 PM

What's the date of manufacture reflected on the hard drive label?

14 Feb 2007

FYI, it's better to ask Serial Number of that Hardrive rather ask the date of manufacture as at WD Website you could check warranty for all WD Hardrive with that Serial Number.

The Serial Number is: WCANKD834452

Do you use 2 Hardrive on your Computer? If yes, what is the other one?

Yes. The other one is a Samsung.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 8/24/2005
BIOS type: Award (08/24/05)
Motherboard: ECS 915G-M5

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:23 PM

Usually this because your cable (power/data) not tight or loose connection but when that D: disconnected does your system freeze or you get any error message?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:32 PM

It freezes my system.

cable (power/data)

The legacy one or the sata?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:10 AM

I think its safe to run a diagnostic test for the disconnecting hard drive at this point. With certain clicking sound is really not a good sign.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:32 AM

my hard drive is doing the click of death sound before disconnect...



I think we might have the answer here.
Might be time for a new one
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:18 PM

there is nothing we can do for the click of death?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:48 PM



The short answer is...just get a replacement drive :). Any alleged repair effort that won't cost more than a new hard drive these days...well, I would be highly skeptical.

Suffice it to say that a clicking sound from a hard drive is a normal indicator that the drive needs to be replaced, rather than reused.

Louis




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