MyBook Home 320gb suddenly, with no apparent cause, disconnects itself. Windows Explorer says it’s gone. Disk Management says it’s gone. Then It will re-appear seconds later, minutes later or sometimes, overnight. When it disconnects, the light goes out on the drive, then comes back on when the drive restarts.
Actually, it just happened as I was typing the sentences above. I heard the “bee-doop” sound and it was gone. Seconds later, “doink”, it re-appeared.
I have swapped USB cords with another external hard drive with absolutely no difference. I’ve plugged it directly into a wall outlet, no difference. When it’s connected, Disk Management says Healthy (active).
The other external drive has never hiccupped in the six months I’ve had it. The MyBook Home drive has been doing this on an increasing basis over the last month or so. Now it’s happening several times a day, sometimes going AWOL overnight. Sometimes it will disappear in the middle of a file transfer and I have to start over.
This is scaring the heck out of me. I feel that I cannot trust this drive at all.