I just finished my first build. Decided to go with SATA HD and DVD drive. Installed Soltek MB which supports SATA and IDE. Turned computer on for first time and hard drive pops and begins smoking with a strong BURNT RUBBER smell (like its a short). I have no idea why! Especially since my DVD drive doesn't start smoking. I'm using one power connector split off into two to support two devices (the HD and the DVD drive). I sent HD back and received a new one (thanks newegg). This time I used a DIFFERENT sata connector for power and it happens AGAIN! Now I'm afriad newegg wont return it but I'll try anyways. BTW... I connected my (old) IDE drives to the same power plug and no problems. I am using a 500w PSU... So: It's not the hard drive's fault (because I got a new one with the same result) It doesn't sound like the PSU's fault (because my other drives work fine) It doesn't sound like I'm overloading the curicut, if thats possible (because I'm only connected a MB, DVD drive, and HD to the PSU) Could this be a faulty MB? Has anyone else had this experience? I'm thinking about just staying with IDE even tho I paid good $ for an SATA MB Any help, thoughts, comments, or laughs would all be appreciated!