I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS TOLD ME TO DO , BUT YET AND STILL EVERY TIME I CONNECT THE HD TO THE POWER CONNECT ON COMPUTER THE SYSTEM,LIGHTS FANS EVERYTHING SHUTS OFF! HELP PLEASE. RESET JUMPERS. IDE CONNECT CHECK /TRIED IT ALL
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i have exactly the same problem with HD-PCU2 500gb ministation (Buffalo). i have also gone through the solution given by John Adams. i cannot find the device in disk management, therefore i cannot format the device...is it going to work again..please help
Hi There, Make sure all of your connections are tight, and that the RAM, HD connector, and anything else you've touched is seated correctly. If you tried to put more RAM in than the computer will allow, it will not turn on. If you've unclipped a wire somewhere or your RAM isn't seated correctly, it will malfunction. Check and then double check everything.
the problem could be from your USB. The USB of your computer might not be powering the drive.
Secondly, the hard drive wire that passes from the computer to the external drive.
Lastly, the Hard drive case could be defective and not make the drive power on.
Therefore, connect the external hard drive to another computer, in other to be sure whether the problem is from your computer's usb port or from the hard drive. This will let us know where to focus our attention.
If you would provide more information about your Systemax system... model/serial number I can look the specs up. I can tell you the only way that it could be the hard drive would be if you had a bad power supply, not that your system can't handle the "power" of the hard drive. If you end up getting a new power supply, you could opt for one with a little higher wattage if you'd like. A 160gb hard drive isn't going to pull any more meaningful amount of current than a 40gb. What I would look at would be wither you had the jumpers on the hard drive configured correctly. For info on jumpers, see... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_(computing) Individual drive manufactures and drive models have different method for setting the jumpers and it will also very on what other IDE connected devices you have in your computer (optical drives, hard drives, Zip drives, and etc.).
Ok ATA is the standard for data transfer, in this case it is IDE. 133 is the max transfer rate. I have removed the hard drive from ours (bought from dell directly and has not been changed) and the hard drive is set as Master (no jumper). Try this if it does not work i would test the hard drive in another system or in an inclosure.
Please one hard drive main disk and second one is slave so like this please remove the jumper for second one so first one is having the vista os (SATA) your computer will run normaly then attach the seond hard drive as slave (remove juper drive) you can see the dat (PATA)
I suspect that your PSU is faulty... can you buy another one? This is a fairly typical of a "Blown PSU" symptom to me... I would try replacing the PSU, and then connect ONLY the Motherboard, if OK, then Hard Drive, if OK then .. and so on.. I advise this as it MAY be something connected to the PSU that caused it to "Fault" but generally they just go Toes Up for no real reason.. other than PSU component failure.