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Got a new psu because the one I had died (while playing BF3 rolleyes.gif )

I used custom made wires for the HDD and SSD instead of the ones with the HX850. In short, I didnt check the wires and if the pin-out from the PSU was the same. Turn it on and poof! mad.gif I fried both HDD and SSD. I know a stupid mistake.. Is there any way to salvage the HDD at least? Dad said we could replace the main board (from another barracuda drive). Or is my data on the HDD gone for good?

I'm hoping I can RMA the SSD and say it no longer is recognized in the BIOS rolleyes.gif

An expensive life lesson I learned redface.gif it sucks for sure though.
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It's possible you could change the controller board, however it's unlikely.

Chances are it'll be an open up the drive and remove the disks job, you'll need to send it away for data recovery.

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Alright. And not a good time for a hdd to fry- theyre expensive! mad.gif It could also be a good time to have a fresh install on a new vertex 3 and set up RAID 10 biggrin.gif HAHA. Just trying to be positive about it rolleyes.gif

I mean luckily I have a backup of the majority of my data from maybe 3 months ago. But no backup of the new data written/updated. And I also have a system img on an external drive on top of that (Did that before switching to a new mobo and cpu 2 weeks ago)
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i you still care, you can provide this link to your dad. he seems to have an idea, though.

http://www.overclock.net/t/653255/joemaniacis-basic-hdd-repair-guide
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+ Rep! Thank you! smile.gif Ya, my dad is really big into computers and is an electronic engineer thumb.gif Even with that guide it doesnt look difficult at all
We both thought its a little weird that there isnt an industry standard, just to make things compatible rolleyes.gif
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