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post #11 of 34
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Then I guess another possibility is a bad SATA data cable.
Huh... interesting. One sec, i'mma try another cable.
post #12 of 34
So, you're mounting the HDD in each case? Try running it outside the case (rest it on something outside each case), which will isolate whether it's any components in the system apart from the case itself
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So, you're mounting the HDD in each case? Try running it outside the case (rest it on something outside each case), which will isolate whether it's any components in the system apart from the case itself
Yes, I should have mentioned that I've done that as well. Mounting the HDD in to each case each time was just tiresome. I'm resting the drive on one of the removable plastic HDD enclosures that came in my Haf 922, with the same results.
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I placed my hand upon the drive and felt everything.



Horizontally.
Well, there goes my theory :S
post #15 of 34
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Same results with a new sata cable =(

It just occurred to me. Some of the programs I installed on the machine that did work have now stopped working. It's a long shot but I have it now reinstalling Windows. Or perhaps one of the chipset drivers were bad? I'll get them from the website instead of the disc this time.
post #16 of 34
Can you try the drive in his PC using your PSU?
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Can you try the drive in his PC using your PSU?
This.

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe we're dealing with a defective PSU, or perhaps a defective power cable or something.
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post #18 of 34
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I'll try it in just a bit.

I'm curious, though. How can a defective PSU be solely affecting the hard drive and nothing else?
post #19 of 34
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I'll try it in just a bit.

I'm curious, though. How can a defective PSU be solely affecting the hard drive and nothing else?
That's why I'm thinking it could be the power cable that's providing power to this hard drive.
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post #20 of 34
The only thing I can think of is a problem with power going to the drive, sounds like the PSU
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