SATA Hard Drives

Qiuli Han ivyharry at
Sun Jun 22 16:57:31 BST 2008

i guess the real answer for you question ( not the problem) is buy a hard
drive other than Hitachi

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:

>    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
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