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My mechanical hard drives are shutting off.

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Hello there.

I've been running into an issue where I will be minding my own business in Windows doing whatever, nothing special, and I hear a "click..click" (Both of my mechanical drives shutting off), followed by the bloop you hear when you unplug a USB device in Windows 7. [The solid state drive still continues to run.]

It would do this randomly, they would come back on, and click back off. I couldn't get it to stop.

At first I thought it may be my brand new replacement 650 power supply I just got, so I swapped it out with my old 460 watt. I ran it fine for about 3 days after that, so I assumed it fixed it, so I put my 650 back in to make sure it was the power supply. Once I put my replacement 650 back in it worked fine also! So now I was really stumped because both power supplies were working fine and my drives weren't shutting off.

It's been about a week since I put back in my 650 and they just clicked off again. What the hell is causing my mechanical drives[only] to shut off and come back on randomly. Motherboard?
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/18/11 at 10:51am
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I think your HDD's are going bad. That click sounds like the head motor trying to move the head, and failing. Get 'em looked at it, it might help.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
I think your HDD's are going bad. That click sounds like the head motor trying to move the head, and failing. Get 'em looked at it, it might help.
I highly, HIGHLY doubt that. They are two different model 250's and it happens exactly at the same time.

And not only that, they always clicked like that when shutting down since I got them. (They only click when shutting down.) When they come back on it makes no noise besides the platter spinning back up and they work fine.

Thanks anyways though.


Edit: Right before turning my PC off I see a message come up saying "Disk C: needs to be formatted before use." Or something like that. My face? ---> :|

Anyways, I take out my Corsair 650 and plug in my old 500 and plug it into the motherboard, plug the cpu power in, my video card power, and a single mechanical drive. "C:"

It spins up fine. So just to confirm I do the same with my 650, hook up all of the normal power connections, plug in my C:, and it doesn't spin up.

My experience with Corsair has been nothing but junk. My original 650 smoked up my room, and the replacement I get can't even provide enough power to start my drives up.

Oh I forgot to mention how it didn't recognize my DVD drive either. I'm guessing it was only giving out enough juice for low power consumption devices to run. (My SSD)

Enough of that, I plug in my 500 watt once more and hook everything up and disk read error on my C: drive.

Thanks corsair for f***ing my C: drive due to all the random shut offs and power ups. (Or WHATEVER.)

All I know is it was working perfectly fine up until I got that "format before using" message right before I took this POS Corsair out of my system.

So now I'm sitting here fixing it because my boot loader and everything was on the C: drive, which I needed to boot into my SSD because I never bothered to put the loader on my SSD.

And no, my C: drive didn't go bad I'm f***ing positive the Corsair did something to it. POSITIVE. It was working flawlessly before the sporadic shut offs and power ups that happened right before I turned my PC off. (Drives were shutting down and coming back on every 5 seconds.)

I'm about to shove this power supply up Corsairs ass.

Edit 2: I've never actually tried to fix a boot loader, can someone tell me what to do so I can boot into my SSD?

All I have is blank CD's I can use to boot into, or I could do it the pain in the ass way and reinstall Windows on my C: or D: drive and run a Windows program to install a BL on my SSD.

I also have a flash drive, but I don't know how to make that bootable.

Edit 3: I used a start up repair disc, it seemed to repair my MBR or whatever, my C: drive is fine and no data was lost from it, and everything's working perfectly.

End result? POS Corsair 650 that I will be returning once again.

Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/18/11 at 1:40pm
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