I've had 2 external hard drives for over a year and recently the powered hard drive has started playing up. Occasionally (i think only when booting from off) the powered drive isn't showing in windows, and it seems like i have to unplug the power and plug it back in for it to work. I did that today though and it took unplugging the power, and then the power and the usb to get it to come back on in windows. It's only started happening recently and it's not that frequent so it's hard to give definitive details, but i'm a bit concerned because it's a 3Tb drive which is basically full.
I'm running windows 7, the drive is a Samsung D3 station (Seagate st3000dm001 inside), and I have usb selective suspend turned off. Does this mean the drive is potentially failing or is something else happening? I've done a disk self test on it and it was fine if that makes any difference.
Edited by oguru, 23 November 2017 - 06:29 AM.