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Windows 7: second sata 6 hard drive dissappers

11 Aug 2010   #1
roboto1

Windos 7 64 bit
 
 
second sata 6 hard drive dissappers

I am having a concern with my second hard drive whenever i copy or send any files to it. It starts to copy files and then it just disappears and then i have to shut the computer off and on to initializes it and it shows back up. The file copy is always incomplete. It is a 2T sata 6 seagate. My primary drive is a crucial 256G solid state sata 6 drive. I have them set to AHCI mode and am using a asus P6X58D premumim board. Any ideas as to why this is happening? Thanks for any help, roboto1


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11 Aug 2010   #2
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

You should run the Seagate HD diagnostic to see if the drive is bad. How old is it?
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11 Aug 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

First make sure your sata and power connectors to your HDD are tightly seated. Disconnect them and reconnect just to be sure. If the problem persists, post back..
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11 Aug 2010   #4
roboto1

Windos 7 64 bit
 
 

I ran separate power connectors to each drive and I replaced the seagate with a new one just to be sure-same problem. thanks for your suggestions
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11 Aug 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

Ok, that eliminates the HDD itself as the problem, is it still present in diskmgmt after it disappears from explorer?
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11 Aug 2010   #6
roboto1

Windos 7 64 bit
 
 

No, only after i re-boot does it show up again in diskmgmt
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11 Aug 2010   #7
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

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11 Aug 2010   #8
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

What MB BIOS version you using?
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11 Aug 2010   #9
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Looks like an issue with the Marvel controller. Similiar to this:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Marvell 9123 Sata Controller big issue

You may want to try this bios

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- New bios 0902 (beta)
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11 Aug 2010   #10
roboto1

Windos 7 64 bit
 
 

0813 I have to say if it is the controller i am going to be really pissed! I have called asus tech support at least 42 times and I even called marvell-but they would not talk to me. This is the most expensive build I have done and it has been a total nightmare from the beginning. The 0813 update finally allowed me to use the xmt function of my memory-prior to that, blue screen, blue screen, blue screen. after a month of replacing part after part after part I got it stabilzed- the only exception being the second sata3. I even changed my original m/b-RampaIge 3 to the P6x58.I did check out your post and it seems like my concern- the 0902 link is dead though- i'll search for it. thanks for your help-much appreciated! roboto1
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