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Help with inline switch that isnt please!

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Hi I purchased this switch (pic) to hook my slave HDD to it so I could only switch the drive on when needed, like if I want to listen to music from it. So the HDD isnt starting up all the time as im mainly using my ssd.

The HDD just runs all the time switch will not turn it off and even taking the switch off has no effect no power to it.

Funny as if I hook it up on a spare PSU it works as it should!

Be most grateful for any pointers as to how if its poss to get the thing to work in situ in the PC!

Thanks
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PSU design maybe? dunno I'm just bumping so you can have it on the main page
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Didnt have a clue where to post this! The spare PSU is just a bog standard 350w thing, System one an Antec 600w

This has me stumped lol I tried taking the sata lead from mobo see would that do it....no.....
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I'm a bit confused. You say the switch will not turn off the hard drive when its connected to your system's PSU but it will turn off the drive when its connected to a different PSU? Is that right?

Could you provide a better picture of the wiring at the molex connectors? Where exactly is the switch connected to the 4-pin connector? Which of these wires does it interrupt?


Edited by Philistine - 5/12/11 at 4:18am
post #5 of 5
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Hi sorry I had wrong sata cable, so update it powers HDD's of and on on spare PSU. If it is in the system and switched off it wont power off the HDD unless I unplug the sata cable from the HDD to mobo.

It switches things like fans or lights off and on ok so I need to find a way to trick the mobo to thinking the sata cable from hdd has been removed! When the switch is turned off ARRRGHHH!

Im going to mess in the registry theres something in there somewhere? re HDD "parking" maybe I will find a way there

New pic of what it interrupts
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