SATA HD Explode!?!?

By AtK SpAdE
Feb 28, 2005
  1. Ok so this isnt a crisis or a emergency, but i was screwing around with my PC today, and a sweet idea came into my head. My Maxtor SATA Hard Drive has two power conectors, one for standard molex, and antoher for SATA power. If i were to plug both power connectors in...would i get an good show? Thanks

    Sean :cool:
  2. bladeeta21

    bladeeta21 TS Rookie

    probably not

    considering that its only 12v power coming in it probably would be OK haha
  3. bladeeta21

    bladeeta21 TS Rookie

    dont take my word for it i have never done it
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495


    I had some free time at my friends house and we did "blow up" a regular IDE HD. We filed the Molex down, so that it would fix in backwards. It didnt really blow up but it did spark and reeked of burning circuts.

  5. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    cool, but bad news, SATA is different than EIDE, but you can try that with SATA Adapter. Good luck for firing a good SATA hard disk.

    Lucan :eek:
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