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Thread: new wd 40gb 7200rpm 8mb toast?




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    Ok, here is the setup.

    xp2000 (new) 44th week 2003/as ceramique
    ecs k7s5a pro v5 (new)
    ati r7000 64mb agp
    pioneer dvd rom (new)
    10gb fujitsu (really old)
    17gb fujitsu (old)
    2x256 cas 2 pc133
    1 cold cathode
    350w psu(known good working)

    With everything above, it all works fine.

    With the wd hd connected, the fans turn of for 1 second and then everything shuts down(the wd makes a buzzing and a click, but never powers up). Tried one drive at a time, same thing with the wd, but the other two drives allow the computer to start fine alone or together.
    So basically, if the wd even touches the computer, it won't start.

    Unplugged the dvd-rom,cold cathode, fans (except cpu fan) and tried one hd at a time, same thing. The wd causes the whole machine to have no power past the 1 second of the cpu fan turning and does not matter if there is even an ide cable attached. Tried one ram at a time(with memtest86 as well), a different hsf(volcano 9coolmod), reset cmos, and different ide cables. Even tried it with the original config(both old hd's), working good, shut down just add the wd to the power(molex) and try to start, same thing(fans turn for one second then dead)
    Well I am stumped.
    Could the new wd need more power than 2 fujitsu's, dvd-rom, cold cathode and fans combined to start up. It seems like either this is true or the wd is toast(bought today).

    Any ideas anyone? Besides a sledgehammer.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    It sounds to me that you've narrowed everything down to where it just about has to be the hard drive.

    It has also been my experience that buzzing and clicking inside computers is not a good thing, about on par with seeing or smelling smoke.

    Since you just bought the drive, try returning it for another, WD is pretty good about returns, but it takes time.

    One other thing, I returned a hard drive once for just about the same reason, got an identical one and it did the same thing when I got it home. The only thing I could figure was that it was either the entire batch was bad or the shipping box had been dropped hard enough to screw up all the drives inside. Finally had to exchange it for a different size just so I would have a working puter

    Lotsa luck
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    SOYO Dragon 400
    1 gig 3200 DDR
    Phillips CD/RW
    Pioneer DVD -/+ RW
    2-60 gig HD in RAID, 1 60 gig backup
    XP Pro

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    Ok, before taking it back, I brought a tt 420w psu, a different cpu and some different ram and tried it. Still the same thing.
    I specifically told the guy not to buy from computer boulivard. They say they have 14 day exchange for defective products. Well thats just bs. After yelling and refusing to leave without a new drive, they had to give him one.
    Now it works perfectly with a new drive of the same size and model. All with the original setup minus one fujitsu plus the new drive. :thumb: :cheers:

    I was just real mad(again) since this is not the first time that faulty products from that store have made me look stupid. It's about the 10th time over the years.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    Maybe you should consider changing suppliers? :?:
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

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