Can a bad power supply effect your HDD? Tags: Power Supplies Hard Drives CPUs Components Product Last response: June 16, 2012 11:53 PM in Components Share hyperr 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? More about : bad power supply effect hdd hyperr June 16, 2012 5:21:13 PM just opened up my PSU and found some orang melted stuff ? m 0 l abekl a b ) Power supply a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l Related resources What effects does a bad quality Power Supply have on gaming performance? - Forum Can your power supply effect your overclock? - Forum Can a cheap power supply effect performance? - Forum BAD Power Supply - Forum New power supply blew up... bad wattage calc or bad psu? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hyperr June 16, 2012 5:52:52 PM http://imgur.com/6lVxD,deMMc picture of orange goop kinda hard to see m 0 l Anonymous 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. m 0 l hyperr June 16, 2012 7:56:22 PM well i hear the noise from my HDD m 0 l amuffin a c 110 ) Power supply a c 185 à CPUs 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. m 0 l hyperr June 16, 2012 11:46:30 PM do you think if i replace the PSU my hdd will start running again? m 0 l abekl a b ) Power supply a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcould a defective or bad power supply cause low fps? Forum Solvedcould a bad power supply cause unstable polling rates for the mouse? Forum Solvedcould a bad power supply cause unstable polling rates for the mouse? Forum SolvedIs my power supply going bad? Please, need help and fast. Forum SolvedIs it bad to use a 550W power supply on this? Forum SolvedIs this power supply bad/need to switch out Forum SolvedWill a 300w power supply handle a core i7 processor, 8 gb ram, SSD drive, and 7200 rpm HDD drive? Forum Solvedhow to tell if your power supply is going bad Forum SolvedPower Supply or Motherboard gone bad? Forum SolvedPossible Bad Power Supply? Forum HDD + SSD: Effect on Battery Life/Power Consumption? Forum Upgrading power supply, effect on motherboard? Forum SolvedDoes upgrading Power Supply have a bad affect on the other hardware? Forum Does A Power Supply Has Any Effect On Gpu's Temperature Forum SolvedPower supply gone bad? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !