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Old 31-01-14, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
I had the exact same thing happen. The culprit was a loose (and wonky) SATA cable. Replaced that with a new one, problem solved. I seriously doubt it's a controller issue, especially if only 1 drive is vanishing. My $0.02CDN.
When I said it "could" be the controller I don't mean the sata controller on the motherboard I mean the controller board that is found on the under side of the HDD usually removable with a couple of hex bolts, they fail quite often usually through over heating or static discharge it's not forced to be that it could just be that the drives health is critical or as simple as the sata lead is faulty.

EDIT to check the health of the drive use a program like Speedfan and check the S.M.A.R.T data.
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