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Windows 7: Problems with Western Digital HDD

15 Jan 2010   #31
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
What is that cable and where is it going to, The one on the right with the black arrow. ?

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That cable is going to the PSU, and fits right in the 8-pin slot on the HDD.


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15 Jan 2010   #32
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I would stop now & take it back. Say Dead on Arrival, need replacement !
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15 Jan 2010   #33
sergiogarcia9

 

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I would stop now & take it back. Say Dead on Arrival, need replacement !
There is a problem by that.
I bought it online, from England.
If i even get the convinced and they agree to give me a replacement it will take weeks for it to get here.
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15 Jan 2010   #34
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Ok so what is the one on the left doing?
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15 Jan 2010   #35
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 



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15 Jan 2010   #36
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Ok so what is the one on the left doing?
Thats the black SATA cable which goes to the PSU
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15 Jan 2010   #37
ignatzatsonic

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Appears to be a low rent generic so-called 400 watt supply that in reality may supply who knows what of whatever quality.

You need exactly two cables for the drive. Go to WD and confirm that drive needs no jumpers. If it happens to have jumpers on the jumper block, they are presumably in a default position.

Jumpers are teeny tiny and you may need tweezers to remove them. They are maybe 1/3 the size of a pencil eraser. Don't remove if there are any on the block.

If you have ruined the drive, I would do what I had to do to get a legit 400 watt power supply at teh same time--Seasonic, Corsair, etc. Otherwise, you apparently can't run 2 SATA devices on that PC, at least not without an adapter (if they are even made). Ridiculous.
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15 Jan 2010   #38
Pauls898

 
 

From that picture It looks to me as if you have connected the correct SATA Power Cable, BUT! also connected what looks like the Floppy Power Cable to the Factory Jumper Socket???

You should only have two cables connected, the RED SATA Bus cable and the SATA Power cable, nothing connects to that small connector thats a jumper block for factory settings ONLY!!!!!!
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15 Jan 2010   #39
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Only one cable should be going to the PSU and one cable the middle red one to the sata on the Motherboard.
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15 Jan 2010   #40
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Take out the one on the right, and say a few prayers.
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