Strange hard-drive behavior
Using a 320 GB WD SATA hard drive as a backup drive. Drive in MyBook case would spin up and then spin down after making a few clicks. Tried the drive in my PC by unplugging my main drive and drive spins up fine and stays running. Did not try and configure the drive as it was taking my boot drives place. So I bought a new enclosure for the drive, thinking the circuit board of the MyBook was bad.
Now I get the same thing, but the drive seems to keep spinning, but does not show up in Windows. If I lay the drive so it is flat instead of on its' side, the drive shows up.
I am using the USB cable and the drive as a USB external. I did not think to try the drive flat with the MyBook enclosure and probably will not.
Is this an indicator of the drive going bad? Even though this drive is 6 years old, it only gets used 3-4 times a year for system backup so I can say that it has <20 hours on it.
I also cannot get the drive to show up using the firewire interface. I am running Win 7 HP 64 bit.