Originally posted by Joeisalsocool
I'll agree with shoobie. Didn't older HD's use more power? what kind of PSU do you have in that thing?
I am making assumptions here (which is of course, the mother of all fckups) but, even so....
I assume that if it is a server & it can hold 5 hard drives plus an optical drive for windows install, then he is bound to be using the original server case with a server PSU. (The difference normally is that a standard PSU connections won't reach the mobo & drives in a case that size). Therefore, the psu will be capable of powering that quantity of drives etc.
Also, if only one drive is now left in the system & it's still playing up, then its unlikely to be a lack of power.
This DOESN'T however mean that the psu isn't faulty in some other way.
I may, of course, be completely & utterly wrong! It has been known on very rare occasions.......