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Windows 7: USB3.0 Hard Drives Keep Self Ejecting

27 Mar 2014   #1
TechXero

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
USB3.0 Hard Drives Keep Self Ejecting

Hey guys.

I am having the weirdest problem. I tried "Googling" for solutions to no avail. Even searched this forum. My USB3.0 Hard Drives keep self ejecting.

Now let me elaborate on my problem.

I own 2 USB3.0 external drives, one is an Apacer 500gb drive the other is a WD elements 2tb drive. When am copying files to one of them the other self ejects then re-mounts itself out of the blue. And other times the drive I am copying to self ejects then re-mounts resulting in corrupt files.

At first I thought it was a Windows 8.1.1 issue, so tried it on Windows 7 same issue. I checked to see if my motherboard USB3.0 drivers were installed, and indeed they were.

Note that am currently OC'd to 4.1ghz. And USB3.0 Chip is Fresco FL1009

Please help ! I cannot use ANY USB3.0 HDD until this is solved. USB2.0 is ok though xD

Thank you...


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27 Mar 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

There may be mb 3.0 drivers installed; but what about the drivers for the drives themselves? have you tried updating those?
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27 Mar 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like the drives aren't getting enough power. Can you link the exact USB card you are using? The link you provided only goes to the manufacturer's home page, which doesn't tell us which card you are using.
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28 Mar 2014   #4
TechXero

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote:
There may be mb 3.0 drivers installed; but what about the drivers for the drives themselves? have you tried updating those?
No drivers were included, furthermore the WD tools or whatever was included did nothing but make things worse. Tried all manners of drivers to no avail.

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It sounds like the drives aren't getting enough power. Can you link the exact USB card you are using? The link you provided only goes to the manufacturer's home page, which doesn't tell us which card you are using.
I provided exact model number but on the site they got no info. Also it's not a card it's a chip built in on the Mobo. Anyway, as to the power issue, I tend to agree since I OC, which had me Undervold and Over-volt a few components via the Bios.

I have since restored Bios to factory, updated to latest F7 version, and thus far problem seems to have faded into oblivion. Also went back from windows 8.1.1 to 7 on which the drivers downloaded from Gigabyte site work much better.

Will keep you guys informed...
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28 Mar 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

TechXero I noticed in your specs you don't list a anti virus program.
I recommend installing one of your choice. You have a very nice system and it deserves protection. I'm thinking going back to Windows 7 solved your problem.
My choice was:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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28 Mar 2014   #6
TechXero

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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TechXero I noticed in your specs you don't list a anti virus program.
I recommend installing one of your choice. I'm thinking going back to Windows 7 solved your problem.
I know it's not my place to argue, but I just do not believe in something called Anti-Virus. To me it's a comapny's way of taking control of our system.

I have had at least 15 years of bad history with all kinds of Anti-Virus programs. They either bog the system down saying it's the cost of total security or just doing nothing except lay there blocking all sorts of stuff.

Sorry but even if I was paid a trillion bucks I wouldn't install that crap on my system. I do, however use Stinger from time to time, since it's portable and always up to date. So far in well over 8 years I haven't had any virus related issues knock on wood...

Thanks anyways bro, appreciate the help
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28 Mar 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We are not arguing. I gave a suggestion and you chose not to do it.
That is fine; it's your computer.
To continue with not arguing.
With out running security programs their is a good chance you wouldn't know if your system is infected.
The bad guys can create some nasty stuff that hides well in your system.
I'm done happy computing.
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28 Mar 2014   #8
TechXero

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote:
We are not arguing. I gave a suggestion and you chose not to do it.
That is fine; it's your computer.
To continue with not arguing.
With out running security programs their is a good chance you wouldn't know if your system is infected.
The bad guys can create some nasty stuff that hides well in your system.
I'm done happy computing.
That is why I use Stinger from time to time. And to answer your question, yes it seems that going back to Windows 7 on which I installed the Board drivers has fixed my issue.
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28 Mar 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well, I'm part Irish and we Irish love to argue. MSE has consistently ranked as the worst AV in AV reviews for well over a year now but even it would be infinitely better than no AV at all. As the Bear pointed out, without an AV, how would you know you had one? Today's viruses usually do not pull pranks or otherwise announce their presence; instead, they run quietly in the background, silently doing whatever damage they were designed to do. Without your knowledge, a virus could be accessing your bank accounts, draining them dry, running up your internet bandwidth usage by using your computer as a spambot, etc. Without an AV, it's a major wonder you haven't been hit with ransomware, a virus that locks down your data until you pay some outrageous amount of money (and that doesn't always get your data back). It doesn't matter how carefully one may surf; just accessing the internet provides viruses and other malware the opportunity to get into your computer.

I agree many, if not most, of the non-free AVs in the past would choke the life out of a computer but that generally isn't as true today because today's computers are more powerful plus there are many that use very little in the way of computer resources (such as MSE). I use AVAST free and the only time I know it is operating is on the rare occasions it blocks a virus (and, even then, I could set it to not notify me). That is a far cry from the days when I used Norton 360; talk about a resource hog (one could hear it oinking in the next county and AZ has huge counties)! However, even Norton is not as resource heavy as it used to be (although I do not recommend Norton or any other Symantec product). In addition to AVAST free, I have MBAM Pro, SuperAntiSpyware free, and Spybot S&D free running and they only add a tiny percentage to my normal idle processes, even on my little notebook with just a two core I3 and only 4GB RAM.

Using Stinger (I never even heard of it) from time to time might catch viruses once you have one but, by that time, it most likely would be too late.
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28 Mar 2014   #10
TechXero

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Well, I'm part Irish and we Irish love to argue. MSE has consistently ranked as the worst AV in AV reviews for well over a year now but even it would be infinitely better than no AV at all. As the Bear pointed out, without an AV, how would you know you had one? Today's viruses usually do not pull pranks or otherwise announce their presence; instead, they run quietly in the background, silently doing whatever damage they were designed to do. Without your knowledge, a virus could be accessing your bank accounts, draining them dry, running up your internet bandwidth usage by using your computer as a spambot, etc. Without an AV, it's a major wonder you haven't been hit with ransomware, a virus that locks down your data until you pay some outrageous amount of money (and that doesn't always get your data back). It doesn't matter how carefully one may surf; just accessing the internet provides viruses and other malware the opportunity to get into your computer.

I agree many, if not most, of the non-free AVs in the past would choke the life out of a computer but that generally isn't as true today because today's computers are more powerful plus there are many that use very little in the way of computer resources (such as MSE). I use AVAST free and the only time I know it is operating is on the rare occasions it blocks a virus (and, even then, I could set it to not notify me). That is a far cry from the days when I used Norton 360; talk about a resource hog (one could hear it oinking in the next county and AZ has huge counties)! However, even Norton is not as resource heavy as it used to be (although I do not recommend Norton or any other Symantec product). In addition to AVAST free, I have MBAM Pro, SuperAntiSpyware free, and Spybot S&D free running and they only add a tiny percentage to my normal idle processes, even on my little notebook with just a two core I3 and only 4GB RAM.

Using Stinger (I never even heard of it) from time to time might catch viruses once you have one but, by that time, it most likely would be too late.
I am so sorry. I didn't mean for this to become a discussion about AV. Al I wanted was to know why I was having them issues. Also I do not think a virus messes with USB drivers. Then again I could be wrong.

I have been an IT Specialist for many years, this was the first time I see this problem. But at least now I know that it could have been Windows 8.1.1 which wasn't accepting the drivers I got from official chip manufacturer, or fact that I had OC'd to 4.1Ghz.

I can't be sure about Windows 8.1.1 since I have downgraded back to good old Windows 7 coz 8.1.1 was just a nightmare to deal with when it came to disabling UAC. But that's another story not for this forum since it's a Windows 7 forum.

As to OC, like I said many people say it's never stable, and I tend to agree. So I went back to normal.

Bottom line is, I still do not know which of the 2 was the culprit, but sure it is one of them, and since problem seems to have disappeared for now, am happy.

Thanks.
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