Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:00 PM
Have you thought about changing out the cables?
While you are at it, have you looked really good at the IDE ports on the motherboard. Maybe you are getting an a weak connection in there somewhere. I can see one HD going out as a fluke, but when several of them go out on the same motherboard, I look closer to the source as the problem.
A better power supply can do the trick, but only if everything else was going out too. How many watts is it anyway. If it is 450+, it is enough to run 2 HDs (any size even SATA ones), DVD-RW drive, DVD-ROM drive, max RAM, max PCI, sound card, and 256 MB AGP video card (you may be pushing it with a 512 one).
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.