So I own this Western Digital 3TB SATA-III 64MB Caviar Green that I use for storage for several months now. All went fine, no issues up until today when something very strange happend.
When I was making an archive of about 100Gbs on the disk th box started showing up a lot of errors, so I stopped the process and noticed a lot of my files started showing up as “file not found”.
So I did a system restart and to my surprise my disk stopped showing up alltogether, just like that. I went to disk managment where it’s shown as “Disk 2 746.39 GB Unallocated” like it was when I first installed the drive months ago…
The disk seems healty enough, it shows up when booting or in HD Tune Pro but just when as Local Disk E as it was up until this happend. I had no partitions on it, I mean it was wholy used just for storrage of movies, pictures etc.
I didn’t do any format or recovery methods yet because I have no clue how to approach this issue. Any ideeas?