on 1/2/2008 8:06 PM Fajar Priyanto spake the following:
On Thursday 03 January 2008 10:05:04 Ugo Bellavance wrote:
Fajar Priyanto wrote:
Sorry for the OT thing.
I'm helping a friend setting up a new box. It's a Pentium 4 with 430Watt
power supply. He wants to plugin his old harddrives and DVD into the new
box. The total will be: 3 harddrives, 1 DVD drive, 1 CDRW drive. In the
box there are also 2 big fans.
Is 430Watt enough?
The brand is Symbadda (made in Taiwan). A popular brand here in Indonesia, but
I don't know the quality.
The reason why I ask is that I lost 2 harddrives from I suspect that the lack
of power from power supply. Surely I don't want the same misfortune happens
to my friend's box.
Well, anyway. Thanks for all sharing. I will inform him about this.
Most likely a short in the power supply damaged the drives. Higher voltage
over the 5v supply will kill them fast. Under voltage could have done it if
over a long enough period of time, as the motors will run hotter, if they run
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