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I added a second Hard Drive and smoke came out...

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#1 nukie


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:41 PM


I ran out of memory on my hard drive so I purchased a 500 GB WD.... Green type... Hard Drive as back up. Now after buying it I learnt that I also needed to buy a 4 pin molex to Sata adaptor aswell to get be able to connect it.

Now once everything was set up properly, I tried turning it on, and then I smelt something funny and I saw that the port on the Hard drive connected to the adaptor began smoking. I immediately switched all the switches off, and waited for everything to cool down.

However I tried a second time, and there doesnt see to be any smoke this time.

My question is, is it safe to assume everything will be good now?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:13 AM

It may run ok for a week, month, or until you want to replace it, however if it were me I would send it back to the manufacturer now and get it replaced before you actually start putting things onto it and it becomes more awkward further down the line.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:18 AM

ditto what he said :thumbsup:



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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:40 AM

Well...I wouldn't be so quick to write the drive itself off...it's only one of three things that could have contributed and you seem to be assuming that the PSU and the connector are blameless.

I've had all three of these components fail on my systems, over the years...but I've never seen anything smoking.


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:01 AM

I've literally melted the power cable to a hard drive, when it locked up, but never seen smoke
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:53 PM

Make sure that adapter is wired properly.

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