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HDD in optibay issues

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I moved my HDD into the optical drive port and replaced the boot drive to SSD with success.

Unfortunately, I damaged the optical drive cable, so drives werent recognized in the optibay. I ordered a new one, and it seems to work - I can read files from the HDD and all, but:

-when I try to move files around it gives the error code -50 - this happens randomly, sometimes only when moving to trash from the HDD and sometimes even when trying to copy anything onto it

-when I try to erase the HDD partition, it gives me the message "couldnt unmount disk" - when i try to erase it gives the error "wiping volume data to prevent future accidental probing failed"

-if I check first aid in disk utility, sometimes it says there's no problems and sometimes it says that it discovered a problem which needs to be fixed through recovery partition - I go there, fix it and it's okay again but still can't move files

is all of that a reason of a faulty cable? the site i bought it on did say it was "renewed"...

--- Post Merged, Jul 16, 2017 at 1:14 PM ---

also - this happens to any drive i put in the optibay, so it's not a disk issue. when i put back the original superdrive it doesn't work at all, it doesnt get detected by the OS and the discs don't read, although it does spin and seems to get power from the computer

 


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