Question Secondary Hard drive disappears after sleeping

Jun 14, 2022
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I have an issue with my secondary drive disappearing after waking the PC up from sleep.

I've tried switching the sata port on the motherboard, the hard drive drivers are up to date, windows 11 is up to date. I genuinely have no idea what's causing this.

I have no idea whats wrong, is it windows, is it drivers, is it the motherboard, the hard drive itself or something that I can't think of.

Other than installing the SSD, and subsequently windows 11, I didn't assemble the computer myself, it was built by microcenter about 5-6 months ago.

Specs:
CPU: Intel I9 -12900K
GPU: ASUS RTX 3070 TI TUF 8GB
PSU: MAINGEAR IGNITION 1000 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (4X8) DDR4-3600 PC-28800 CL16
Case: Lian LI Lancool II Mesh
Motherboard: MSI Z690 MAG Tomahawk DDR4
CPU Cooler: Lian Li Galahad 360mm

SSD(primary): Samsung 980 pro M.2 2TB
HDD(secondary): Toshiba x300 7200RPM SATA III 4TB


Before going to sleep:




After waking the computer up from sleep:


 
I would start with a bios update and a chipset driver update.
I would make sure the sata port is not a special port.
if the bios has a hot swap feature for the sata port, make sure it is enabled.
see if there is a firmware update for your drive controller
see if there is a firmware update for your actual drive

all else fails you can disable sleep function for that drive. (control panel, power options for the hard drive)
 

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