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Can a bad power supply effect your HDD?

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June 16, 2012 4:52:11 PM

my hard disk


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and my power supply

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ESTAR-580-24



every hard drive i use seems to fail even this one that was new when i bought it started to fail not sure why..

i tested my ram it was all good cpu runs a little high but seems to not be the problem


CPU is a intel core 2 duo 3 ghz

is it possible my hard drive is only failing because of my power supply unit?
June 16, 2012 5:21:13 PM

just opened up my PSU and found some orang melted stuff ?
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June 16, 2012 5:46:24 PM

Hmm. Could be a bad power supply and it was providing bad power levels or dirty power on that lead. Finding that orange melted goop is not good. Time to invest in a new one.
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a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
June 16, 2012 7:00:33 PM

bad power supply may damage everything from motherboard to hard disk. Be very careful.
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June 16, 2012 7:56:22 PM

well i hear the noise from my HDD
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June 16, 2012 8:11:05 PM

hyperr said:
well i hear the noise from my HDD

It might be spinning, but it might not be able to read any data.

Same thing has happened to me, a rocketfish 700W blew one of my seagate 300GB HDD's.
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June 16, 2012 11:46:30 PM

do you think if i replace the PSU my hdd will start running again?
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June 16, 2012 11:53:41 PM

who knows. The only way to know is to test it in another system, or replace the PSU and try it in this system.
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