Windows 10: Hard drive stopped being recognized


  1. Posts : 43
    W10 primary, W7/W8.1 secondary
       28 Feb 2018 #1

    Hard drive stopped being recognized


    External USB drive stopped being recognized. I opened up the enclosure and connected it via SATA interface but still no cure. The drive is not shown on Disk Management. I tried different cable, different PC and different port.
    Is there a way to recover data in it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    28 Feb 2018 #2

    Does the bios see it if not its dead the only hope would be to pay a professional recovery firm
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    28 Feb 2018 #3

    If you have the drive out of it's enclosure how do you have it attached to the computer? is it internally to a desktop computer? or is it connected via a USB-SATA adapter? if so, does the adapter have it's own power supply?
    Put your ear next to the drive, does it sound like it is spinning up? Or is it silent, cold to the touch? If it is spinning, then as stated, boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information or the Main page, it should list all of your drives. Does it list the drive by manufacturer? If it is not recognized in the Bios, and or is not spinning up , it has failed and needs to be replaced.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 43
    W10 primary, W7/W8.1 secondary
    Thread Starter
       28 Feb 2018 #4

    It is generating intermittent high pitch noise, not constant disk spinning noise. Looks like it's dead.

    I wonder if SSD is more reliable than 2.5" disk type hard drive. If so I should quit using 2.5" disk type hard drive.
    Any comment?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    28 Feb 2018 #5

    I have had much better experience with SSD then with mechanical drives. For sure SDD's are also less vulnerable to movement and shock but they can also fail. I learned my lesson the hard way: Always make regular backups of my data.

    From the sound of your hard disk I would stop using it if you have important data and take it to a professional for data recovery.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
external hard drive not recognized in Drivers and Hardware
I have two Western Digital 300GB, USB3, external drives. Suddenly both are not recognized by Windows. 1) Neither appear as a drive in File Explorer 2) Device Manager reports that the "device is working properly", and the drivers are up to date....
I just upgraded to Windows 10 as I planned to use the weekend to sort out any issues I might encounter during the upgrade. Well boy did I ever. My Seagate 3TB drive decided it no longer wanted to be recognized by Windows anymore. It shows up as a...
Hard drive not recognized on new PC in Drivers and Hardware
Hello, So I've recently built a new PC and I installed 4 hard drives on it. 1)256GB SSD 2)500GB HDD 3)600GB HDD 4)600GB HDD My problem is that the 3rd HDD drive is not recognized and its displayed as "Intel Raid 0 Volume" in Device...
I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop...
Problems with hard drive recognized in Drivers and Hardware
hello, im currently running windows 10 on a hp pavilion 23. and it works great and i really like it. but theres a problem im having. this morning while working in calibre, i suddenly got a blue screen with a error message of...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01.
Find Us