I keep losing power connection to hard drive during backup
I have tried searching on this forum and googling on the web but have not found anything about losing connections during backups so I am starting a new thread.
I am running Windows 10 on a new PC. The operating system runs from a Samsung 250 GB SSD. The PC was supplied with Windows 10 installed. This setup runs well and the connection to the SSD has never been lost. I keep my data on the SSD as-well. I keep my videos & photos on an internal SATA hard drive.
I have further hard drives used for backups - these are connected as required externally by USB or internally by SATA.
The hard drives are all different brands (Seagate, WD, Toshiba).
I keep losing the connection to the various hard drives during backups and also other times. Often they not recognised at boot time so when I click "This PC" the connected hard drive does not appear. Sometimes the connection is dropped during a backup or copy or other procedure and the hard drive stops appearing under "This PC". This is happening in a random way. Sometimes the computer hangs as-well as goes to 100% usage on hard drive and becomes non-responsive requiring a reboot.
The connection is always restored when I waggle and keep pressing the power connectors together enough times. It sometimes takes a few attempts to complete a backup without a lost connection event.
Is 'losing connections' a known issue with windows or more likely just poor power connections in my PC. Is there a more reliable type of connector than the molex design.
I am planning on installing Linux to see if get same problem.
I had a similar problem on my old PC running XP when the connection kept dropping during backups to external hard drive via USB.
Any comments or suggestions appreciated.