I built my own external HD. 500gb 7200rpm with 16mb/cache(I believe) 2.5in inclosure. The issue is I think there is a shortage. I've had it for a few months now and its not that Im worried about it crashing Its just annoying that sometimes it will just diconnect from the computer (mac) and start making abeeping noise. Once I disconnect and re-connect it'll start whirring up again like everything is fine.
When I kind of tilt the cord near the tip of it plugged into the drive it works fine for days. But once that tilt straightens out it'll start disconnecting. Any solutions? I can't really move it anywhere or plug it anywhere else.