Are my hard drives fried?
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May 14, 2012, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
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It seems strange that the drives wouldn't show up in the bios unless they were plugged into sata ports on the motherboard that dont work or are not enabled. When you fried the drive on the enclosure, Did you have the drive plugged in the wrong way when you put it into the enclosure? Was the pcb on the drive contacting the sides of the enclosure and shorting?
If u have an old psu (we don't want to risk damaging your good computer) u can plug in the drives to sata power only and power up the psu and see if the drives spin up. Run them for a while and if they are ok, you can power down and retry the drives in your computer. Make sure the sata power and sata data cable are properly connected. If your computer bios doesn't see the drives, then either they are dead or the sata data connection is faulty.
There is only one way to plug it in otherwise it wouldn't plug in at all. The enclosure has a sata power and sata connector sticking out that you just have to slide the hard drive into. I pushed it in all the way and power it on. I touched the top of the raptor to see if it was spinning and when I touched it, the spark sounds started happening and smoke started coming out. The weird thing is, I used this external enclosure about 2 weeks ago to transfer some files from my 2TB to a friends laptop and it worked fine. The hard drive was detected and plugging the enclosure with usb to his laptop worked. He got about 60 gb worth of stuff from my hard drive to his laptop without problems. This is why I am worried it may have been the stupid hot swap tray from my cosmos II even though that seems unlikely.
yup their gone. I tried them on a different computer along with the two 36GB raptors that I had not tested on my main computer yet. The two 36GB raptors worked and were detected in the BIOS of the test computer. the 2TB and 150GB raptor were plugged in the same way and they were not detected in BIOS of test computer. This sucks!
So now I need to know how to figure out what is frying them. I really doubt it's my motherboard. and that cosmos II hot swap tray seems unlikely. any ideas on what to test?
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My System Specs
EVGA X58 Classified 3 Way SLI (E760)
Intel i7 920 D0 Quad Core (2.66 Ghz)
Corsair Dominator GT 6GB Triple Channel (CMG6GX3M3A2000C7)
SLI EVGA GTX 580s 3GB
40GB Intel SSD (OS) 150GB Western Digital Raptor 10K RPM (Games) 2TB Western Digital 7200 RPM (Storage)
Coolermaster Cosmos II MB
ASUS Xonar Essense ST
LG 12X Blu Ray Rewriter (BH12LS38)
BenQ V2400 LCD
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
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