SATA Hard Drives
k5di at zianet.com
Sun Jun 22 15:33:23 UTC 2008
I have this computer on a SATA hard drive and it keeps failing. The
failure is in the data cable or the power cable and I can't tell for
sure which is bad. I am now using the old style power because the SATA
drive has this still. That stopped the failures for awhile.
But this Sunday I booted up and got an error that has nothing to do
with a hard drive failure, but in an hour the screen lost all colors and
even the shapes of items on the screen were odd. I re-booted and it
would not reboot. I had to turn off the computer with the power switch.
Then tried to come back up and it would not boot.
I looked at the BIOS and it said NO hard drives! Turned off the
computer and pulled off the cover a giggled the two ends of the data
cable. Turned it on and it booted right up. It looks normal again.
I know a lot of people are using SATA drives now. How did you get
them to work in a reliable way?
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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