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Reply to cristi_bv Nathan WillisMay 23, 2014, 12:59 AM This works for me. It could be the enclosure or the eSATA chip on my board of course. #22 mikeymikec, Jun 4, 2013 Insert_Nickname Platinum Member Joined: May 6, 2012 Messages: 2,735 Likes Received: In my experience USB3 is notoriously dependent on cable quality for any length over 1 meter. Boot Drive 2TB WD Black Caviar 3TB Hitachi Deskstar The 2TB will come & go. Source

I can't see any other explanation. Both the WD & Seagate drives. Multiple competing paths to ground cause noise (Google “ground loop”.)All I had to do was to carefully cut the extra wires, leaving the one ground wire per USB port back to That shouldn't be the case. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/53445-usb-hard-drive-keeps-disconnecting-disappearing.html

External Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting And Reconnecting Windows 8

From my searches, apparently this is a widespread issue. Here's an article on disabling that feature (USB Selective Suspend): http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-fix-annoying-windows-usb-problem.htm Basically, that's just another annoying "quirk" with Win 8.x You could also have a driver issue. If I rescan disks it comes back, but it will disappear again for what reason I can't determine.

However when I am transfering large files 2GB+ to a WD500GB Drive connected to my USB on my Asus RT-N16 I notice that my Load becomes large over 2.0 it is says "Guests and low-karma users are not allowed to publish links on this site.") Problem: I have a dual docking station with two hard drives in it. Yes, every device connected to the router has its own power, including the USB hub. Usb Drive Appears And Disappears there isn't any error, obviously, but that drive won't be available again without either a reboot or an un/replug of the USB cable...That gives me a thought, though...

So her experience appears to mirror my experience exactly. Usb Drive Keeps Disconnecting And Reconnecting How can I fix this, as I need a reliable backup drive always hooked up. If you have spare ports, well, they're about equally easy to try tho. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1687058/hard-drive-disconnects-disappears-windows-hours-game.html it kept losing connection, I'm guessing something to do with the power management someone else mentioned.

you sure the board's not killing the drive or something? Usb Drive Disappears Windows 10 I know for sure that WD uses proprietary cables (on the HDD end), can't remember if the Seagates do as well. UHCI is grayed out and therefore disabled. 2. That's one reason I suggest that users do not upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8.x.

Usb Drive Keeps Disconnecting And Reconnecting

Which is why I'm retracting my previous Win8 recommendations until this problem is fixed by Microsoft. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/is-usb-3-0-flaky-external-hdds-keep-disconnecting-randomly.2302617/ Darn it! External Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting And Reconnecting Windows 8 This happens when there is any form of data transfer; examples: I am watching a movie off the network, or transferring files back and forth. External Hard Drive Disappears Windows 7 At some point during this process, the E:\ disappeared.So is this a motherboard/controller issue?

That, and I'm not getting any errors that I can see.It's almost like when you eject a USB drive... this contact form Muhammad Nouman BaigJun 4, 2013, 12:06 PM Hi ! In fact, I just realized that neither of the external Seagates has ever disconnected by itself, regardless of whether it was plugged into a 2.0 or 3.0... 3) By contrast, once Today I started getting errors that my drive was full, so I started investigating where all the space is taken up and found that my user directory is 71.5GB, but when External Hard Drive Disappears Windows 10

Then doing a power on boot stopped the LED blinking and the drive was recognized by Win 8.1. Microsoft Customer Support Microsoft Community Forums Windows Client   Sign in United States (English) Brasil (Português)Česká republika (Čeština)Deutschland (Deutsch)España (Español)France (Français)Indonesia (Bahasa)Italia (Italiano)România (Română)Türkiye (Türkçe)Россия (Русский)ישראל (עברית)المملكة العربية السعودية (العربية)ไทย (ไทย)대한민국 (한국어)中华人民共和国 I'll post up again if I make any headway. have a peek here I'm not sure what tool you are speaking about, maybe you could point me in the right direction?

I could believe once, but twice is getting into pretty low orders of probability... External Hard Drive Appears And Disappears You could change the water and ice as needed . I've swapped SATA cables, ports on the motherboard, power connectors....

However, I've been buying 3 TB drives and USB 3.0 enclosures, and now they're more than a headache than they're worth...

I have disabled ALL USB power/sleep/hibernate functions in EVERY place possible. Canada Registered: Oct 24, 2007Posts: 251 Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:22 pm Mine does the same .All sata Asus P5Q PROOn a cold boot the storage shows up in the New Posts Polaris and Pascal tested in 16 2016 Titles [HardwareUnboxed] Latest: Madpacket, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:19 PM Video Cards and Graphics So arsehole tactics or not? Internal Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting the settings I mentioned in my last post tend to cause the most issues from what I've read.

brodie "diabolus scies" Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor Tribus: Echo Base Registered: Dec 4, 2000Posts: 44020 Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:21 pm Cool, thanks for all the advice.Now I get I wonder if the problem is to do with a mismatch between the way Windows 8 deals with certain controllers or the size / type of drive. I downloaded "Piriform's Speccy" which reports device temperatures among other things and it was quite apparent that the external drive was being constantly accessed and eventually overheating. http://dizhub.com/hard-drive/which-2tb-hard-drive.html As I have the same setup with one working and one not.

The core blog post mentioned early DOES NOT solve my problems. Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Nothing worked.