Re: What causes this?

From: Magnus Kollberg <>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:03:38 +0200


> I've been having a problem with my Quantum 3.2 gb drive almost
> since I bought it. I was wondering if someone could suggest
> the source of the problem -- AB, Nemesis, HDD, etc.

In most cases people would blame a bad buffer mod or a noisy clock
signal but there has also been knowned problems caused by another
part of the computer. The PSU. I have heard about atleast 2 cases
there people have had corrupt data on the HD, malfunctioning floppy
and DSP problems. All these problems went away when they changed PSU.
If the PSU is to weak the signals will be just on the edge of what the
chips need to register a zero or one and sometimes it's just a little
to weak and all sorts of bad stuff happens.

I'm not saying that this is your problem, but in some cases it's a
factor to have in mind. Havibg a PC PSU does not mean that you can't
have these problems as some PC PSUs are just as bad.

//Magnus Kollberg
Received on ma. aug. 17 1998 - 20:24:00 CEST

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