HDD Power Connections

By trikaya
Dec 25, 2007
  1. I have just fried my second Raptor HDD in my self-built system and have just realized that I've been connecting both the SATA power cable and the older 4 pin power connector at the same time. Could this be the cause at all? I'm buying a new drive tomorrow and I'm tired of reinstalling software : (
    Thanks in advance.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, one or the other but not both.
  3. trikaya

    trikaya TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Excellent thank you so much for the quick response : )
    Next time I think I'll start with cheaper hardware..
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