Drive just disappeared!

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by sixty4bitdiablo, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. sixty4bitdiablo

    sixty4bitdiablo Master Guru

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    I have multiple drives on the same sata controller. a 320 gb, a 1 TB and a 2TB. The 320gb is one partition and has linux mint. I deleted the partitions on the 1TB to reformat it and somehow now the 2TB drive is gone. Never touched the 2TB drive. any ideas where it went? BIOS sees it but linux mint will not.
     
  2. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Got any other OS's to test with?
     
  3. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    in linux mint
    open a terminal get root privileges by sudo su
    then sudo get-update
    sudo get-install testdisk
    or go with synaptic or software manager/center
    then run testdisk
    see if it detects the 2tb drive
    check the sata cables,just to be sure
     
  4. sixty4bitdiablo

    sixty4bitdiablo Master Guru

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    ok, so i restarted the computer today and voila. it was back. very strange. i checked cables and everything, it seems to be working as of now. very strange it would just up and disappear...
     

  5. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    On a more serious note, try going to device manager and choose "scan for hardware changes"
     
  6. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

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    I had a similar issue with only two drives (sic) with my old motherboard. My solution was to set a 5 seconds delay in the BIOS, under the "boot" menu. You could try to look around to check if you have such a feature in your BIOS. :)
     

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