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Retard moment - drive usable?

Last response: in Storage
January 24, 2012 8:30:38 PM

I was installing a couple of hard drives onto a server at the same time as I was installing a adata850w psu into another system. I accidentally used the adata 6pin sata cable and plugged it into my corsair hx620's pci-e 6 pin plug.

When I powered up the system, puffs of smoke came out of the hard drive. Did I push too much power through the hard drives' board, or were the hard drives defective already?
I am assuming the former because unlikely to be two bad hdds, and since I plugged in the wrong cable, well...

Are these two drives beyond repair now?
a b G Storage
January 24, 2012 8:41:13 PM

Smoke is never a good sign. If they don't spin when attached to the proper power cable, then it sounds like they are dead.
January 24, 2012 8:42:21 PM

Smoke is the end of the line. Unlikely the drive will ever spool again. Sorry.
January 24, 2012 9:39:42 PM

Thanks for the replies. Fortunately no data on them, time to buy another I guess..