[Nottingham] Hardware problem (HDDs)

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Apr 10 15:42:25 BST 2007

David Aldred wrote:
> Taking the HDD out of the PC in question and putting it into mine leads to a 
> different picture - it does reads and writes without any delays and while 
> badblocks still reports some bad sectors, it's a lot fewer.  Looks like a 
> mobo problem.


Are you putting in one of the new hot BIG HDDs and it is just suffering
from overheating in the old PC case?

Especially so if you've added it next to an existing HDD?...

Or is the PSU getting stretched even?

Note that many cases are very badly designed and have the HDDs bolted
into a cage with no natural airflow to cool them. The newest, biggest
and best HDDs dump quite a lot of heat.

Good luck,

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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