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One of the SATA data connectors on the hotswap PCB just twisted off. Half of it's been completely ripped out.
Has anyone else had this problem? I've got the 1.0 model PCB with the molex power connector.
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One of the SATA data connectors on the hotswap PCB just twisted off. Half of it's been completely ripped out.
Has anyone else had this problem? I've got the 1.0 model PCB with the molex power connector.

Which side?
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The one on the left hand side (looking from the front of the case).
It controlled the lower 3.5" bay.
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The one on the left hand side (looking from the front of the case).
It controlled the lower 3.5" bay.
Did you use the hot swap bay a lot? Sata is technically only rated for 50 matings.
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Did you use the hot swap bay a lot? Sata is technically only rated for 50 matings.

Why is that?
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Did you use the hot swap bay a lot? Sata is technically only rated for 50 matings.

No, this was probably the 5th time I'd ever removed the cable in this case. With that individual cable, probably the 20th overall.
I didn't remove the cable properly when I removed it, I didn't fully press down the "lock" on the cable, but that's surely not enough to rip out the entire female connector.

In any case I'm going to have to buy and fit in a new PCB, just hope it doesn't happen again.
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No, this was probably the 5th time I'd ever removed the cable in this case. With that individual cable, probably the 20th overall.
I didn't remove the cable properly when I removed it, I didn't fully press down the "lock" on the cable, but that's surely not enough to rip out the entire female connector.

In any case I'm going to have to buy and fit in a new PCB, just hope it doesn't happen again.

There was a discussion about this, I think you can contact CM via Twitter and probably by other means as well, and they'll ship you a SATA PCB to replace that Molex PCB even if it's not broken, you better try asking them before you go out buying one.
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post #8018 of 10491
Is it better to just rip out the hot swap thing in this case entirely? I'm going to be putting drives with a lot of data on them, I don't want them getting messed up by this thing. Sounds like it's a pretty common issue looking through this thread and Newegg. I'll be rebuilding my computer using this case later today.
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It's only worth having the hotswap there if you are actually USING it as a hotswap. I pulled mine out instantly as I knew I wouldn't need it.
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post #8020 of 10491
The hot swap bay is a complete waste of time. Get rid of the PCB and just hook up your drives straight to a SATA lead and power. why anyone would want to hook up their drives to something with known issues is beyond me. The case itself is a great design, easily beating Corsair's 540. To make more room in the basement get rid of the SSD bay as well. There is no point in it. An SSD can be put anywhere. IT has no moving parts. So doesn't need screwing down into a metal cage. with it removed you can fit a 160mm rad and fans to the rear basement exhaust.
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