USB HDD Dropping Out

Black Hole

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This is weird, I can't think of a reason for it, but I have observed that unplugging the Ethernet from my HD-FOX results in the USB HDD no longer working. It's not that a "USB device disconnected" comes up on screen, it just stops working until I reboot. Media stalls. Reconnecting the Ethernet doesn't fix it.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

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Wouldn't you know it, after several occasions it did, I just tried it again and it didn't. Maybe I disturbed the adjacent USB connection at the same time.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

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I'm having trouble with that HDD again, this time dropping out of its own accord. This might be connected with the current heatwave, and IIRC there was a heatwave at the end of May too (and it's in an attic room).

It's only a small, cheap, used drive sourced from eBay, apparently released (in bulk) when some organisation replaced a load of their laptop spinny disks with SSDs (it came packed in an SSD box) – so maybe I shouldn't be too surprised it hasn't lasted very long.

It's also being run inside a drive caddy without any cooling. I'll try taking the case off.
 

prpr

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Are you sure it's not just a dry joint and one thing being disturbed affects the other? As I said elsewhere, I had terrible trouble with getting the USB to work on one particular HD.
What does the SMART say about the drive temp.?
 
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