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#1 darkookrad

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 02:44 AM

i've been wondering why my computer does this, but i got a new SeaGate HDD (2TB) and it's properly attached and all, but it still keeps unmounting itself.

there are a few files i put on there (movies, music, etc) and it works just fine. now, whenever i want to install a game to it (D: drive btw) or clean it/degrag. or do ANYTHIng with it, it, it unmounts and no longer appears in my list of storages. the only way to mount it again is to re-boot the computer. It's probably a bad sata cable/connection, but i need still need advice.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

Make sure Selective Suspend is disabled on your USB ports. If it still does it, try a different cable or USB port on the computer.

 

It's also possible the drive is drawing too much power for your USB port so you could try a powered USB hub if the above does not work.


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 December 2014 - 09:12 AM.


#3 darkookrad

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:52 AM

it's an internal hdd, does your advice still apply?



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:00 PM

I'd try to plug it into a different port then if that fails as you suggested try new cables.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

No, I thought for some reason it was external. :-( I should have realized this. The only thing to try is what was mentioned. Try another power and data cable. You can also move the SATA cable to a different SATA port on the motherboard.

 

KingdomSeeker beat me to it. :)


Edited by JohnC_21, 20 December 2014 - 12:03 PM.





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