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Windows 7: Hard Drive Disappears from Explorer

28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Hard Drive Disappears from Explorer

I have this problem regarding one of my hard drives. Every so often I lose access to it in Windows Explorer for no apparent reason. Also I have now put it in a caddy and if I pull the drive out and back in, I also lose the drive! Even if I click on 'Scan for Hardware Changes'.
I don't know whether it's a problem due to a failing drive or it's some sort of power saving feature or it's an issue with Windows 7.
The drive is a Western Digital WD10EADS Caviar Green. It's less than a year old too!

Anyone have this drive with similar issues?

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29 Nov 2010   #2

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Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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