Did my fairly new HDD just die?

Zinox12

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Today I've bought and installed a m.2 ssd in my fairly new pc (two months old). After that, I've moved around 200 GBs of data from an old hdd to my two months old 1TB hdd (wd blue).

Everything worked normally for around 30 minutes, then suddenly my 1tb hdd disconnected (disappeared from "Devices and drives" in This PC and device manager) and kept doing short beeps and clicks until the whole pc froze (it still clicks & beeps when i turn on my pc).

It's recognized in bios but there's no trace of it in windows (including disk management thingy). I've tried to switch sata slots/ports but it still doesn't work.
Did it die because of my new ssd or something?
Can I still save my files somehow or they're gone forever?
 
A hdd can die at any moment for no specific reason.
If it's just 2 months old, then it has warranty and you can replace it for free.
But data is a different story. Recovery from a failed drive is expensive. It can easily reach 3 digit numbers.
 

Zinox12

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This is very wierd, I've restarted my pc for the 4th time and now my hdd is back, along with all my files, and it works great without freezes/clicks/beeps. What could have caused the hdd to behave like this?
 

USAFRet

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Could have been a lot of things.
Bad cable, loose connection, dying drive.

All data storage is to be considered suspect from Day 1, right out of the box.

The physical drive can be easily replaced. That's what the warranty is for.
Your data is a different story. That's what backups are for.
 

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