drive / IDE controller questions
materribile at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 23 11:13:31 PST 2004
> I don't think the problem is with the drive itself overheating ...
> ... I tried the touch-test ... and the drive seems warm, but ... not hot.
> ... the front case fan is doing a pretty good job. ... there was a
> pretty good breeze blowing right around the drive itself.
Two long shots: First, have you tried a new cable to the driver? It's
possible the old one is marginal. (And make sure the driver jumpers are
not loose.) Second, have you checked that the drive has a good ground
connection to the power supply (not just the case mounting)? It's possible
to have just enough resistance that the signals will be affected. You might
try another connector; if the connectors are daisy-chained, you might try
the one nearest the power supply. (I had a car that came from the factory
with a marginal ground on the fuel-injection computer.) Of course, if you
have a scope, you can check for stray ground voltages on the case.
As I recall, you already made sure that the power supply is adequate on
both the +5 and +12?
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