[nSLUG] hard-drives

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Tue Dec 13 20:32:34 AST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 14:00 -0400, Gordon Jones wrote:
> My aunts computer has gone through three hard-drives in less than a  
> year,the place where she bouht the HD's is trying to tell her that it must  
> be her motherboard  and that she should buy a new computer,while another  
> puter shop told her it might be her power suppy,but probablt her  
> motherboard and that she should just save the time and buy new com.Is  
> there any truth in this,i have never heard of a motherboard destroying a  
> hard-drive before .Has anyone here ever heard or had such a problem?

More likely the power supply, pick up a decent wattage one.
I had a power supply spike my two hard drives.  Really sucks, I lost a
120GB drive.  I heard a loud pop, and smelt smoke.  Luckily my
motherboard was not harmed, only the hard drives.



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