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Hard drive will not spin.

When I turn on the power, the indicator light turns green and the unit beeps but the disk doesn't spin. It then continues to beep every few seconds. Is it the case or my hard drive?

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  • cracker4 Jan 19, 2009

    The unit I'm using is a Sabrent ecs-u35k IDE hard drive enclosure.

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I have the same problem with the same enclosure. I found out it is the power supply problem. It worked the first time out of the box. But when the black 12V/5V power supply box heats up, if I turn it off, and on again, my hard drive won't spin up. It had buzz sounds and tried to spin. I think they use a crappy power supply that can't supply enough current during drive spin up when temperature goes up.

My solution is to unplug the whole unit from the wall when you don't use it. That give the crappy power supply time to cool down, so next time when you turn it on, it'll start from cold. This solutoin worked for my 300G Seagate drive. For my smaller WD drive, it doesn't require cold start. I guess it makes sense, as bigger drives require more current to spin up.

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