brand new western digital hdd caught fire

Today while I was exporting a video to my hard drive on Adobe premiere my internal 1tb hard drive caught on fire. I bought this hard drive less than a week ago. Does anybody have any idea why it would catch on fire. Only that hard drive caught on fire. As soon as I unplugged the computer from the electricity the fire stopped. Here are some pictures

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  1. That can be faulty cables or a bad power supply
  2. Hi

    Was it the smoke or the flames which alerted you to the problem
    Window in you case?

    This is the first time I have ever heard of a disk circuit board fire
    I hope there was not any important data on it

    What model & color is it so we can avoid them
    Black, blue, green, red, purple ?

    I would ask WD or their distributor for money to remove your pictures from this site

    Mike Barnes
  3. To cause a fire it would surely have been electrical. What PSU do you have? The 5v rail might have overloaded it.
  4. Best answer
    ISTM that the motor controller caught fire.

    To determine whether this was caused by your PSU, measure the resistances of the following components:

    If either diode is shorted, then this would point to an overvoltage on the associated supply rail.
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