motherboard eats hard drives


Diamond Member
Jan 28, 2001
I just dug up this mobo I've had sitting around for a while to upgrade my server and hooked a working hard drive I pulled from another system. The hd clicked and didn't spin up, and made the bios ide detection hang for a minute. Then when I put it back in the other system, it did the same I hooked up another working hd to the mobo I had laying around. same thing: the mobo wrecked it. so I got an rma and it came today. Before I ruin another drive, does anybody know how this could be? It doesn't seem to me like it would be possible for an ide interface to mess up a drive.


Junior Member
Jun 9, 2002
I dunno man, but my 80gb hd just failed and i stuck a spare 15gig in till i get my 80gig hd exchanged and that 15gig is causing the same problems the 80gig did rightb efore it failed :(