Posted on 2004-08-24
Hi, Im having problem with my secondary hard drive. It will be fine for ages but as soon as I try to write any large amounts of data to it its just clicks once and then everything freezes.
Now while I know that this means the hard drive probably isnt perfect this is not the first time this has happened nor the second so I am led to believe that something else must be wrong becasue no ones luck is that bad :) I have used 2 different programs to check out my system and noticed something which I "think" is disturbing. The 3.3v and 5.5v levels seem to be fine although the 12v (which I have been led to believe is important in hard drives) seems to be hanging at roughly 1.88v which is obviously far too low. could this be the reason that my computer keeps crashing when Im trying to copy data from one drive to the other?
Both my primary and secondary drives are western digital caviar 160GB and the previous drives that both seemed to fail were Intel deskstar 40GB. The power supply I bought is cheap and one of ebuyers own brands.
Any help would be great as I cant afford to splash out on new Hard drives at the moment and I dont have the packaging required to send this one back if its faulty.
Thankyou :) mark Batcheler