This probably deserves its own thread but since some of ya are already mulling over power use I think I'll bring it up here...
The other day I added a 4" uv light powered via molex connection on Rail 1 of my HX1000.
Because of this some rearrangement of cabling was in order and I ended up using a different SATA pwr cable for my 2 raid 0 arrays(ssd+hdd).
When I powered on the pc, the power plug for the first HDD(2nd plug on the cable, the other 3 going to the 2 ssd's and remaining hdd).....ignited
I was within reach and my instinct was to grab below the plug and yank it from HDD. When I did this the plug for the other HDD briefly flared up as well before I was able to pull the a/c plug from the PSU.
Needless to say the first HDD's controller board is fried and I will replace it soon but my concern is that I really don't have any idea how this could happen with a brand new PSU and unblemished cable.
Anyone care to enlighten me? I'd really like to know how to avoid something like this in the future.
Thanks for your consideration.
here's a pic of the aftermath:
Edited by slimbrady - 10/27/10 at 11:19pm