drive passed chkdsk but no longer showing in server manager console

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Can a hard drive still fail despite passing a chksdsk? I have a hard drive in a machine storing backups. The backups starting receiving errors related to a disk failing. I ran a chkdsk which passed according to the event log but I don't see the drive anymore in the server manager console.
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Yes it can still be faulty.

There may be other tools you could try.

For example - if the drive is a SeaGate i know they offer their own checking tool which may help:

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/downloads/item/seatools-win-master/
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What you need to remember is that chkdsk scans the file system for errors, NOT the physical drive. The file system could be healthy, seemingly indicating that the physical drive is healthy, but the drive could have other issues, power for example, which don't show when checking for file system errors.
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Who makes the drive?  As said, CHKDSK is not a hardware checking tool.
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Commented:
Do you see it in Computer Management?
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probably it lost it's drive letter somehow
you should be able to see the drive in disk management, ansd assign a new letter

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not showing in server manager/disk management. ordering a new drive.
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does it show in the bios? if not it is surely bad - or the cables/connectors to it

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