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Hard drive power

My problem is that my father just ordered me a maxtor sata II/300 7200rpm 200 GB hard drive, whenever i connect the power cables my computer wont start. The fans will spin for about half a second showing the computer turns on, but then the computer instantly shuts off. The computer will only turn on when the drive in NOT connected. I have failed in any atempt to install this new hard drive. What should i do?

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Re: Hard drive power

I have seen this only when the Power Supply is underpowered.
You may have a 200Watt or 300Watt PSU and the drive is pushing you just over the edge of what the supply can deliver.
Even if the power supply is big enough - it may not be delivering the 'Rated' power. That's the first thing I'd look at- because your symptoms are an exact match..

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

Re: Hard drive power

What is the model of the motherboard that you are trying to connect the sata hdd to?

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motherboard to hard drive leads

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
one bad lead will end with a computer error a computer needs its connections continue its cycle and have an end to function properly

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

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Sata hertdissk

welcome to FixYa!

here is what you do
1.unplug the power of your hard disk from main board
2.try to use another power cable from the board to your hard drive check if it isn't loose connection
3.then switch the SATA cable in any two middle ports of your board ,, not lower or upper.
4. start PC and enter into bios . check in drive configuration that is your hard disk being detected by the main board or not , if it detects and shows your hard drive space e.g MAXTOR S2154213 500GB
then restart system and do your work ..

i hope you would comment if your problem is solved or unsolved ,, comment here ill help you .!

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SATA 2 (SATA 300) is not backwards compatible with a SATA (SATA 150) controller. In order to use a SATA 2 drive on a SATA (SATA 1?) controller, the hard drive must have a jumper position to restrict it to using SATA (SATA 150), and a jumper must be installed. Some drives have the jumper position available (e.g. some recent Samsung), some don't (e.g. some recent Maxtor).
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Hard drive manufacturers position with S-ATA II is as follows, said Via in its note. Western Digital and Samsung are already shipping these devices, while Seagate and Maxtor will start shipping them during this quarter.

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Hello there.

I checked the specifications on your motherboard from here .

As you can see it does indeed support SATA Hard Drives, as per the page:

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Hope this helps.

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