[HDD] Power problem


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  1. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Earlier some time ago I mentioned one of my HDDs looked to be corrupted but I couldn't find any corruption with HDD tools .
    I have Windows 7 installed
    It turns out when I change the "Turn off Hard disk after" (Power Plan) settings from 20 minutes to Never , the Hard disk gets uninstalled .
    I have to rescan using "Scan for Hardware changes" in Device manager to detect the HDD .
    Any thoughts on why this is happening ?

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    You looked for corruption - did you check SMART status?
  3. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    When I meant checked for corruption,
    I checked SMART status ,Short DST ,Long DST , Surface Test ,SATA Cables ,Power Supply and Power Cables .:)
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    OK, just making sure lol.

    Hmmm, if you disable auto power down, it loses...

    holy smokes - can you touch the HD while the computer is running? If so, see if it is running hot....
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  5. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Now that you mention it .
    Yes I can touch it .
    It is running hot (not scalding hot ,more like warm fuzzy )
    But my other two drives are running more warmer or hotter .
    Also I have HDD fans individually :) plus I have checked the ventilation and the case is clean
  6. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    That's good advice, although you'd expect the long self-test to trigger any overheating problems it might have (and a failed drive would be reported in the SMART info).

    Is this in a RAID set? I've read about cases where drives not rated for RAID operation will be marked inoperative by the O/S if they don't respond to a drive request within some small number of milliseconds, as a true RAID drive must. (I don't think this is your problem, but I'm having trouble thinking of any other possibility.)
  7. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Nope .
    It's a solo 250GB SATA .
    It just happened randomly after months .(I had a thread before which was similar )
    I had dumped zeros on the drive with dd command and Formatted it .
    It solved the problem,so I thought .
    Repeating such process is a pain :( .
    I guess I will have to do it .again .
  8. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    You could swap cables / port assignments to make sure it's not some weird mobo chipset issue. But, um, if it keeps dying then why do you keep putting data on it? :(
  9. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    I also did that :D .
    I have pegged it to be a driver issue or some malware (as john galt suggested last time )
    The data is not that important :p .It just has a lot of images and dumps which I use .
    Wiping the drive I guess .
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  10. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Why is this thread so green? I mean, what's up w/that? :rolleyes:
  11. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Computers and IT is all John Galt and SURoot :)
    Occasionally 9to5cynic chips in .
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  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    The hell it is lol - I'm definitely subscribed to this forum, but there are plenty of other greenie beanies in here.

    It's not just me and su...seriously.
  13. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    Power supply busted :eek: :D ;) .
    New Power supply
    Seatools , dd , surface test , the works

    I downloaded a nifty CD (Ultimate Boot CD ) .Contains a bunch of diagonistic stuff (Though I just needed Seatool DOS which I somehow couldnt boot via USB drive ) . Also I think I rarely use my DVD drive :) .Huzzah for Bootable cheap USB drives .

    Problem solved .
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  14. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Just saw this thread today and the first thing that popped in my head when I read the first post was driver, power supply and FW in that order.
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    I haven't been green for a looooooooooooooooong time. Perhaps a year?
  16. karandpr

    karandpr Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: :D

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  17. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Awesome, glad to hear! :)

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