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My HDD fire

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hardware150, 13 May 2007.

  1. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Minimodder

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  2. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    Looks pretty bad. Anything important on that drive?
     
  3. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Minimodder

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    thankfully it was just for backups and my smallest cheapest drive, i just repaired one of my 500gb drives because the data connector got snapped off yesterday
     
  4. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    That's the reason i dont have Maxtor's in my house... They are really too hot and unreliable. Every time i have had one it died on me..
     
  5. teamtd11

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    Think its about time i got rid of my maxtor hard drive
     
  6. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Minimodder

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    the singged one is still working fine

    Your hard disk is a Maxtor 6B250S0 with firmware BANC1E00.
    The average temperature for this hard disk is 38C (MIN=27C MAX=50C) and yours is 28C.
    Your hard disk's S.M.A.R.T. attributes are now being analyzed and a full report about the reliability, health and status of your hard disk is generated:
    Your hard disk is not below any attribute threshold. This is good.
    Your hard disk was never below any attribute threshold. This is good.
    The overall fitness for this drive is 94%.
    The overall performance for this drive is 94%.

    although i am cooling it to the max now...
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/davidshelley150/DSCF0463.jpg
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/davidshelley150/DSCF0466.jpg
    (ive turned the air conditioning off now as when it gets down to 16 you can feel it) BEST PURCHASE EVER IS AN AIR CON

    Update
    Found some before images
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/davidshelley150/DSCF0156.jpg
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/davidshelley150/DSCF0155.jpg
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/davidshelley150/DSCF0153.jpg
     
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  7. hitman012

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    What power supply are you using?
     
  8. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Just whats gone through my mind :lol:

    Worried about leaving my comp on all the time too now, spose bits of it can catch fire whenever though, guess I will buy a smoke alarm :worried:
     
  9. teamtd11

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    Its a Corsair HX Series 620W In that PC
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Focus, please! It's digital so take it again!

    Looks bad though, only drive I've set on fire was from shorting it. Give Maxtor a bell and tell them about it imo.
     
  11. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    PLUS, I know the stacker module can take 4 drives but I don't think its a good idea to put that much heat in there tbh, I've got 3 in mine but I am looking for a nexus drive away for my raptor.
     
  12. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, that's pretty bad. Good thing it didn't cause a serious fire.
     
  13. culley

    culley What's a Dremel?

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    ^Or burn any other components.
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    :S i use maxtors in every pc i've owned. still got a 40MB one in a 386 machine and a 500MBG one in a 486 machine going strong, never had a problem.

    something tells me it's more likely to be your manhandling of your components than the manufacturer at fault, here...

    installing stuff in a running machine? never really a good idea. sorry but seriously, you brought this on yourself.
     
  15. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    lol is that hdd from normanby?
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    There's no rubber tyres in that picture.

    I've seen this happen loads of times, normally the data is recoverable by switching the PCB
     
  17. teamtd11

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    the 500GB was my fault, i pulled the hard drive cage out the frount of the case, to swap the fan.
     
  18. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Was it by any chance a Diamondmax 10 200gb SATA1? Those have quite a few problems. That EXACT IC went pop on my DiMax 10 200. I called Maxtor, and their customer support (real people) set me up with the rma details, and a week later I had a Diamondmax 11 300gb in my hands.

    It is not a power supply or heat factor. It is bad QC on that IC. My maxtor drives run cooler than comparable Seagates that I have, while being quieter and faster.
     
  19. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Haha that's pretty serious ****.. My first, last and only Maxtor also let out some nasty smoke, but didn't catch fire. One chip was cracked in closer inspection.
     
  20. keir

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    WTF?
     

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