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I just bought a new 500GB hard drive from Newegg. I unplugged my computer from power and plugged in the new HDD. When I connect the power supply and try to boot there is a crackling sound and a bad smell coming from the drive. ***? This is the secodn time its happened.
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post #2 of 3
Maybe your power supply/cable is defective and frying the new HDDs.
 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
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Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
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It is a rather old 600W
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750(2.8GHz) 1.5V Asus M3N78-VM ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Hitatachi + 1TB External Seagate 20X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Benq 20" + Philips 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Coolmax Modulated 750watt Raidmax Sagitta II Gaming Case Razer Deathadder 
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Razer Destructor 
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MaxxwireD
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750(2.8GHz) 1.5V Asus M3N78-VM ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Hitatachi + 1TB External Seagate 20X DVD±R/±RW Dual Layer Drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Benq 20" + Philips 15" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Coolmax Modulated 750watt Raidmax Sagitta II Gaming Case Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Destructor 
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