Maxtor Drive problem

I have 3 maxtor 60 GB, 7200 RPM drives (Model: D740X-6L), that are plugged into a Promise Fast Track controller card.
These drives will sometimes just lock up, making noises like they are resetting. When this happens, it freezes the computer. When I try to reboot, they Promise card only detected 1 of the drives, and my system would not detect my
two drives that are hooked to the motherboard's IDE controller (an IBM 60GB and a WD 40GB, both 7200RPM).
If I try later, everything works fine. The drives have plenty of cooling (a fan right in front of the drives), and are very cool to the touch, so I don't think overheating is a problem (I've ran the WD's without fans for a (long) while (opps!), and they were so hot they would almost burn you. Still, no problems with them).

The motherboard is a Via Pentium 4 DDR setup...

All drivers and BIOS/firmware are the latest.

Any ideas?

KF
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  1. What type of PSU are you running? Seems like a lot of hardware to not have a beefy PSU.

    Overclocking the FSB on this machine?

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  2. I have also had problems with the D740X drives, the L in 6L is for liquid barring, they are quieter and cooler, but are now known to have a problems. I cannot setup this drive on a HPT controller and I cannot use this drive in combination with Intel Application Accelerator on a normal ata100 channel off the mobo. Using fdisk is where I first noticed a problem. Asus and Abit show similar problems with that drive.

    I had no problems setting up this drive on a Via or SiS chipset.

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  3. Thats the first I have heard of any problems. High Point controllers suck IMO. I have been using them in the lab and haven't had any issues.

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  4. The power supply is a 400 Watt Antec. I first thought that the drives were not getting enough power, so I unplugged the two other drives and the CD-RW & DVD drives...same thing...

    KF
  5. THe regular J series of drives works fine, its the L series that are bugged. these drives have the exact same specs other than the barring that is used. My abit TH7-II has RAID. HPT controllers work good for how cheap they are.

    I pointed out a problem over a month ago with the L series of drives.

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  6. Quote:
    I pointed out a problem over a month ago with the L series of drives.


    I can vouch for that, if anyone cares. I remember FUGGER posting that they had problems.

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