Question My disc D: disappears when playing World o Warcraft.

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Hello,

My HDD disc D: disappears after some time playing World of Warcraft. Once I reset my laptop it comes back but disappears again when I run the game. I tried updating drivers, scanning disc for problems but it shows that the disc is healthy and there are no issues even though it disappears. It never had issues like that in a few years of using the laptop.
I am using st1000lm049-2gh172 hard drive.
MSI GL63 85D
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.21 GHz
RAM 16,0 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
 
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Can you show screenshot from HDtune Health?
(upload to imgur.com and post link)

Those are drive failure signs. I'd probably recommend replacing the drive.
And avoid SMR drives, if you decide on replacing it.
Barracudas are all SMR.
 
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Health seems fine.

It has received some minor shock though.
It may have been overheating before.
And there have been some CRC errors. This could mean bad sata cable or loose contact.

Check drive temperature after you launch your game.
So this time around surprisingly after 40min of running the game it has not crashed yet and hard drive is fine for now. It reached the maximum of 60 C.
View: https://imgur.com/a/gZJMxXJ
 
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I'm not using them but I guess I need to get one. Perhaps I'll also try cleaning the cooling system of the laptop if temperature is the reason of the drive acting up.
 

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