Hi I have a Hitachi (I'm sure it is :)) 80gb hard driv all fine and then I used an 8gb as master and the 80 as a slave (as "Isues") well it was all going fine and then it started dropping off and you had to keep restarting til' it came back the the Mother Board burnt out so replaced the AMD Athlon 1400 with an AMD Sempron 2800 (2.8ghz)with Win XP Pro SP2 512 Ram and now it just keeps disapearing on and of and one time it just wouldn't go so I pluged it into another PC and it wouldn't power (Tried about 20 times!) so plugged it back into main PC and it finaly worked again but regulary drops it off I have tried 2 cables then with the new Mother Board came with a new decent cable but it still keeps droping though. I have treid it as the Master but it keeps saying "Operating System not found" and freezes when it goes finally. Any Ideas??? It keeps messing programs up too.????
Just as a matter of interest I have a slave 40Gb drive which stopped working. Tried it in another PC with no result. Later tried putting it in a USB caddy (or enclosure) and was able to access all the files on it. Perhaps just lucky.