Question I was using my computer normally when suddenly my Hard Drive disappeared

supremekaiqc

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Is there any solution other than its broken and i need a new one?

im on a laptop using ssd + a 2tb hard rive i bought from amazon like 3-4 years ago

the hard drive was on D: but now theres just C and D is gone. any solutions?

also my laptop takes longer to boot since the drive stopped working if that can help
 
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joeacejr15

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Okay so your C drive is (im assuming) the solid state drive and the D drive (assuming) is the mechanical hard drive. Can you still start up the laptop alright? Your machine should not take longer to start up because of a failed game drive, or whatever the D drive was.

In terms of resolutions, if there was important data on the D drive, you could spend a few hundred dollars to try to have somebody recover the data, but maybe this is the lesson that you NEED an online backup. Backblaze is 6 dollars a month, or $60 per year for unlimited data backup. Watch this video to learn more about it.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9KDKH-a8yo
 

popatim

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Next step is to check the and see if it's listed int he bios,
if you can feel it spinning or hear it clickiing away.
no spin is usually a power issue
clicking away usually means the heads can no longer read the platters.

Spinning without clicking away then i would try a new Sata cable.
 

supremekaiqc

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Next step is to check the and see if it's listed int he bios,
if you can feel it spinning or hear it clickiing away.
no spin is usually a power issue
clicking away usually means the heads can no longer read the platters.

Spinning without clicking away then i would try a new Sata cable.
im on a laptop, everytime i would boot pc or just randomly when i was using the hdd I would hear a little noise. now I just dont hear it anymore

I checked the bios, it says none at the hdd1 it literally says no drive
 
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popatim

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If you have a friend with an external drive dock then you could have them check the drive.
You could also use a PC's internal Sata & Power connector to test with but I prefer testing drives externally. Sata Laptop & Desktop drives use the same connectors thankfully.

For laptop drives you only need something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Adapter-Optimized-EC-SSHD/dp/B011M8YACM
Desktop drives need more power and then a Dock comes in handy (they also fit laptop drives)
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=usb+drive+dock&rh=p_85:2470955011&dc&qid=1588016753
 

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