Quick question, just to help me confirm my suspision.
I was in the progress of testing unraid on some ebay hardware. The hardware tested fine, so I added drives and sata power cables.
The psu is a evga 650 bq gold, which I have had for a few years now, and have never given me any problems.
4 hdds, one 2 tb seagate, two 4 tb from wd and seagate, and one 8 tb schuked from a wd my book.
Last I used them, they all worked fine, with no smart errors, and they where all filled with partial backups from my freenas nas via rsync on ubuntu.
Anyway the first bootup, and the system wouldnt post. Fans tried to spin perodically, but nothing happened.
The 4 tb seagate and 8 tb wd was connected to sata 2 and 3 on the psu, because its a test setup and they coouldnt reach otherwise.
When I then unplugged sata power 2 and 3 from the psu, the system would post.
But now the 4 tb seagate and 8 tb wd don’t spin up, no matter what I connect them two. The 2 tb seagate amd 4 tb wd are fine, and they where connected to sata power 1 on the psu.
So, I think the sata power 2 and 3 on the psu where defect, causing the system not to boot and frying two of my hdds in the progress.
Does this make sense? And do you think I’m right?
When I connect the hdds to my ubuntu via a usb adaptor the 4 tb seagate and 8 tb wd don’t spin up, the other two hdd work fine.
All hdds where stored in anti static bags in a cushioned 10 hdd carrying box, so they where stored properly.