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2011-05-13, 13:52 #1
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Hitachi 2TB Drive Periodically Disappears From Drive List XP
I just bought a Hitachi 2TB 64mB 7200 SATA 3 drive. I intended to use it to replace a drive on an older PC (Intel P4 D915 mobo).
For convenicene, I initialized and formatted the drive on a more recent XP Pro SP 3 machine (Q8400). Seemed fine.
So I moved it to the old machine (also running XP Pro SP3). At first it was fine. But now, every time I use it to do something 'big' (like transfer a several GB of files) it simply disappears from the drive list right in the middle of the operation. A soft boot doesn't help. But after a cold boot? Seems fine. Ran several disk utilities and the drive checks out fine every time.
I went to the Intel site and there are no new mobo drivers (none since 2006, I think.)
1. Is this a -drive- issue?
2. Is this a limit of the old mobo? Or XP?
3. Would I be wise to re-format on the old machine---IOW could this be because I didn't format the drive on the machine I intend to use it on?
2011-05-17, 01:36 #2
1.)No it is not a drive issue.
2)Update the bios on the mobo.
3)Right click on;My Computer & select,Quick Format.
The above should solve your problem.Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten