I have a sata drive that sent the power connector wires that were connected to it up in smoke twice today.
different power supply.
then it proceeded to run for 5 hours while i cloned it to another drive (whew! i thought lost my data again)
so my question is this
how can this happen?
its running fine and then i restart my computer and the wires go up in smoke.
it runs fine again (i thought it was a problem with the wires not the drive)
then i go to restart my computer and again the wires go up in smoke.
different power supply then the first time.
is there some way a drive can have an intermittent internal short?
well like i said it ran for 5 hours inside the computer so its not that easy to check
its and intermittent problem.
i was strongly considering wiping the drive and tossing it in the trash.
but its a fairly new 1.5tb drive
i guess i could rma it
but what if the manufacture does not have the problem show up for them
will they send me the same drive back?