Question SSD internal storage drive disappearing

dg27

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro yesterday and followed all the guidelines I read here about disconnecting all other drives during the install. I reconnected the drives after the install was complete.

One bug I am running into a lot is that one of my internal storage drives, a fairly new Samsung 860 EVO keeps disappearing: it's like it suddenly drops.

Sometimes it reappears on its own, sometimes after a reboot.

And what's weird is that sometimes Windows recognizes it as removable storage.

I already swapped a new SATA cable in, just in case.

I have two internal HDD storage drives and one other SSD storage drive and those have been fine, as has the SSD boot drive.

Any ideas?
 

Ralston18

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Make and model SSD?

Remember there are two cables: data and power....

Have you tried running the manufacturer's diagnostic software?

Also update your post to include full system hardware specs.

Include PSU , the second SSD and the two HDD's - make and model information.
 

dg27

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Thanks, Ralston.

I'll post the rest of the specs, but the basics are in my sig. The quirky drive is the Samsung 860 EVO, which I bought in 2019 and was in the same motherboard SATA port where it is now (same PSU connector as well). Have never had any issues.

The PSU is stock.
 

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