I know there is another thread on this, but I’m pretty sure mine is because of hardware problem.
I have two USB3-SATA-UASP1
One connects fine, one disconnects randomly. It’s not consistent, would disconnects after maybe 10 minutes or 30 minutes, even when it was under heavy activity. The both connect to same PC, and power on same power strip.
I’ve swapped the “bad” one with the “good” one’s power and USB connections. So now the “bad” is using the “good” one’s USB cable, port on PC, and DC adapter. The “bad” one still disconnects randomly. While the “good” one continues to be fine. I’ve also tried with a hard drive that works on the “good” one so I know the hard drive isn’t the cause either.
When it disconnects, the drive clicks for a second, as if it lost power. Maybe the dc power connector isn’t soldered on well inside? … or maybe it’s a response to disconnect. chicken and egg I know.
I’ve updated firmware. Does not fix.