|My ST30000XS wouldn't spin up. Powered on and off connected disconnected reconnected sata cable ...and nothing! (except for the blue front led).|
I went in Device Manager / Storage controllers / and right clicked on the 'Silicon Image SiI3132 SATALink Controller', clicked Properties, and for some strange and unknown reason immediately I heard the disk drive spin up. Not only that, but within a few seconds I could then access its content via Windows Explorer.
My immediate conclusion is that the controller was asleep or something until I awoke it for a status check. So, I updated the driver, but I had to revert back.
I find that if it isn't spinning, all I've got to do is access it via 'Device Manager' / 'Storage controllers' / 'Silicon Image SiI3132 SATALink Controller', 'Properties', it seems to wake up and I can actually see the files, copy them, whatever.
Anybody know why this is?