I am experiencing intermittent failure on this drive.
I have an Asus MB with SATA 6Gb/s controller.
Sata ports 1-4 are set to AHCI mode
Sata ports 5-6 are set to IDE mode
My drives are:
Crucial C300 256Gb SSD on Sata 1 (AHCI)
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb HDD on Sata 5 (IDE)
Lite-On DVD R/W on Sata 6 (IDE)
What happens is that I will boot up and it will take a long time. Finally get into Windows 7 64-bit and my D drive will be missing (WD Blue)
I will reboot 1-5 times and it will boot fast and the drive will appear.
This was happening on my old MSI motherboard so I bought this ASUS because I figured it was a problem with the SATA controller since the drive doesn’t demonstrate any other issues.
But of course, the new MB and I have the same problem.
I’ve tried the Drive in AHCI and IDE and switched power cable, and SATA cable.
Atleast with this motherboard, if it is going to fail, I will get a “SATA5 Hard Disk Failure warning on POST screen”
Lifeguard in Windows says all is good with the drive. I’m performing a long test on it now.
Would you assume that this is a problem on board the HD itself?