Please help WD question
WDC WD1000JB-32CWE0 i have the Western Digital special edition 100Gig drive with 8 meg cache.. ive been having problems with pc rebooting itself and such.. once it came up.. and couldnt find it.. so i figured it was ide controller on board... i got new motherboard the new asus a7v8x and it did it to me here too.. anyone heard of a drive messing up like that? after i reboot when it cant find it.. it comes back up fine
Hammerbot is right, I almost always find that instant restarts are a bad power supply. Freezing and then not seeing the drive tends to be either the harddrive, or more likely, the ide ribbon needs to be re-seated in the drive and on the motherboard.
Go grab the Western Digital diagnostics wdgdiag or the IBM drive fitness test. See if it reports anything for the drive.
Yes I initially thought the same... but i thought the board, after i was told psu is fine... so i baught a new board and it did it again.. besides the restarting which can be a million things... after it reboots sometimes it cannot find the drive till i reboot it again then it will see it. its a strange problem..
Yes I initially thought the same... but i thought the board, after i was told psu is fine... so i baught a new board and it did it again.. besides the restarting which can be a million things... after it reboots sometimes it cannot find the drive till i reboot it again then it will see it. its a strange problem.. but its not doing it while im using this 40gig WD drive.. this is how i figure must be the 100gig
I checked the power consumption of the 100GB drive versus other 40GB drives and at the very worst, the power consumption has stayed the same with a 17W pull at startup, but at the best, it actually dropped.
On the amps side though it increased a little bit. Really depends on which 40GB drive you had.
It still sounds like a power issue though. Consider installing motherboard monitor and checking to see if all your rails are ok.
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As I mentioned.. i put in a different harddrive after replacing video and motherboard... and problems seems to have ceased.. So im pretty confident its the harddrive.. else it would happen still with this replacement drive