HD power supply
U got a week or so...just kidding. I had 10 gig HD in my computer. I bought a Maxtor 80gig with a controller card. No one mentioned to me anything about my power supply. All I was told that it would work with the controller card, because of the limitation of my Bios, whch cannot be upgraded anymore. Well it worked just fine for one day with my older 5400 hd as a slave. But since then my new hd has been corrupted enough for me not being able to get into windows long enough without screens freezing up on me. Senior Max tech mentioned how much power was my PS, and the best that I could make out is 135 watts. Is this possible? Its a sony slimline desktop. why would it work one day with both hd's connected? If the PS is insuffiecient, it wouldn't of made my connection work for one day. What amount should I look for if I replace the PS? Would my MB sustain the increase of the PS? That was yesterday. This morning I tried again with just the old HD and it worked fine. for a little while. So, I thought if I can now connect the other HD, I'll be able to install my software of my burner, so I could copy very vital files to what was the working drive. But I never got that far, because the new hd acted up again. and now it snowballed into my Bios got disabled. Don't know how that happened, and don't know how to enable it again. I guess as long as the bios is disabled..its fruitlesss to continue. What angers me, is for a week on the phone with various Maxtor techs, not one mentioned to me, that it might be my powersupply isn't powerful enough to run both. In the meantime, because the lack of knowledge that I had and those techs, I've might of 'fried' my 80 gig HD because of it. The senior tech said, as long as the hd was not sold to u defectively, they cannot accept it as a return. .which means now that i wouod be out of 140 dollars and a computer. My guess is after being shut down overnight, as the system heats up, I start to have problems. Thats why it must of worked with at least one of them, until then. I'm writing this on my slow laptop.