Two power plugs on SATA drive

By kozman
Jun 29, 2010
  1. Hi Gang,
    I have a Western Digital WD3200 serial ATA hard drive. Power was hooked up to both the molex 4 pin and the sata power hook up. Drive is dead now.
    Is there any way to resurrect the drive, fuse.....
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    Send it back to WD, without telling them this story.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    lol captain.

    I had one of those drives too, I think it came with a sata cable that blocked the sata power so you could only connect molex. Guess it assumed (or maybe there was a warning) that you wouldn't hook up molex if you were using your own sata data cable.
  4. kozman

    kozman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx guys. The drive is not under warrantee any longer.
    I guess they are fried. I just cannot believe these drives are not ***** proof. I did see a big red "do not do this" warning in the pdf for that drive. Of coarse that was after the damage was done.
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