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SAMSUNG TERRABYTE HARD DRIVE WILL NOT FORMAT,AND IT BLEW MY POWER SUPPLY iAM ON ON MY THIRD ONE AND JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT SELL IT OR TRY FOR THE THIRD TIME.

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  • jrpchef Nov 04, 2008

    I have a 950 watt power supply by coolmaster which was replaced under warentee.

    sorry not the solution.

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You will need a better power supply (Thermaltake, Corsair, CoolerMaster, etc). Remember Power Supply is the heart of your system.

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