Very recently I've had some weird issues with my hard drive! I have a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM! I've had this for about 3 years at this point, and it's been tried and true! However, recently, I ran into this weird boot issue! When I turned on my PC one day, my PC came up with a message very similar to: "No Boot Media Inserted Into Drive. Please Insert Boot Media and Reboot" I was startled, I thought my HDD had failed! I booted to BIOS and sure enough, it wasn't detected! However, I could feel it spinning up! The only solution was to plug it into a different power cable, different SATA cable, and different SATA port on my motherboard! All was well, and there were no issues at all!!
Flash forward about 1 month, and I get the same message, same exact thing! I plugged it this time in just a different power cable and it worked!! To my frustration, the next morning when I powered on my PC I got the same message, only to find it was only my BIOS setting my disc drive as the primary boot device!!
I'm worried this may happen tomorrow, and I'd rather not have to open up my PC again. What could be going on? Is my disk failing? Any help is greatly appreciated!
My specs can be found here!