i have a western digital external hard drive that every day or so, loses and regains connection right away. I can tell this, because of that window prompt that comes up on windows every time you plug in a external hard drive or a memory card. The drive work perfectly otherwise, but i must mention that when connected to another usb port, it seems to start up, and shut off within 5 seconds, it makes a sound as if the a power cable was unplugged. I've checked the drive a couple of times with different tools, and there's apparently nothing wrong with it. But, it's either the drive or windows, so i'm not sure.
Any ideas? Thank you.
Drive: WD3200ME http://support.wdc.com/product/install.asp?groupid=203&lang=en