SATA problem solved but a bit concerned

By Rud3bwoy
Jul 9, 2008
  1. So i bought my new 2 sea gate drives,and as before like i said the previous hds was randomly getting dced etc,now when i bought the new drives worked great then started to do the same thing as the previous drives,not being picked up in bios etc,then i decided to change the plug in my ultra x3 800 watt psu to a molex to sata connection,that worked picking up the hds no problem,

    so does it sound like a wire issue or the psu giving the issue?cause as soon as i switched it to the molex to sata instead of the other sata connect in the utra x3 which uses different wires and different ports it worked.

    a waste of 184 but i got better hds and i can just sell the 2 500 gig wd drives i got
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Ok yes it does seem like a faulty Power Supply

    Also you should have just replied to your original thread:
    Instead of making this new one.

    But oh well !

    Anyway, if the molex do not cause any issue, then you could continue with them
    I wish you had tried that before. I didn't suggest it, because it is uncommon (very uncommon), especially with two !
  3. Rud3bwoy

    Rud3bwoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I guess what i should do is double check with my dvd rw cables uses the same connection as the sata seem to be dead before,just to double check to make sure i will put it into the same spot and test,to see if it is the psu or the cable.
  4. Rud3bwoy

    Rud3bwoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I for got to add,when i connected the dvd rw drives to the what i think is broken cable it always worked

    my theory is maybe that cable was not able to power up 2 hard drives or give it enough power and the molex to sata is
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