Maxtor HDD playing now you see me now you dont?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Fishman >, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Fishman >

    Fishman > Guest

    Having a problem with a 3.5" 60Gb Maxtor HDD - Model No. 5T060H6

    Sometimes switch on and PC boots fine.
    Other times at switch on the bios does not see the hard disc.

    If the HDD is seen by the bios then the Maxtor diagnostic software run from
    FDD says the HDD is ok.
    Tried the HDD in another PC and get the same thing - sometimes ok,
    othertimes not seen by bios.
    Also tried new IDE cable & both master & CS jumper options.

    Could it be the disc is sometimes too slow too spin up?
    Will next try looking in the bios to see if there is some delay feature to
    allow for disc spin up.

    Anyone any other ideas on what might be wrong before the drive gets
    replaced?
     
    Fishman >, Apr 26, 2006
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  2. Fishman >

    Conor Guest

    Power Supply if you've got quite a full system. Drives sometimes being
    seen then not is ususally indicative of you reaching the maximum output
    of a PSU.
     
    Conor, Apr 26, 2006
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  3. Fishman >

    Fishman > Guest

    I repeat:
    "If the HDD is seen by the bios then the Maxtor diagnostic software run from
    FDD says the HDD is ok."

    So to answer - YES & OK.
     
    Fishman >, Apr 26, 2006
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  4. Fishman >

    Fishman > Guest

    Thanks, but unlikely as the drive was tried in a different PC and still did
    the same thing.
    Rather rules out dodgy IDE interface also.
     
    Fishman >, Apr 26, 2006
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  5. Fishman >

    Conor Guest

    Thanks, but unlikely as the drive was tried in a different PC and still did
    the same thing.
    Rather rules out dodgy IDE interface also.
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    Looks like the drive then. Is it still in warranty?
     
    Conor, Apr 26, 2006
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  6. Fishman >

    Colin Wilson Guest

    Power Supply if you've got quite a full system. Drives sometimes being
    (to the OP)

    Does it do the same from cold, or does it only get flaky once its warmed
    up ?
     
    Colin Wilson, Apr 27, 2006
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  7. Fishman >

    Fishman > Guest

    Seems to be random, perhaps fails to be seen more when it's cold.
     
    Fishman >, Apr 27, 2006
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