> Running low on disk space on my main RAID (two drives in a mirror) > Buy two new disks, install them in my PC > Don't have enough free sata power cables. No worry, grab a new cable and plug it in. > See sparks and then smoke fly out of one of my SSDs > Ohcrap, shut it off.
What went wrong?
Turns out I grabbed a power cable from a different PC's modular power supply on accident, and they're wired differently despite looking identical.
Fried three drives in an instant. The worst possible three - my main work SSD and my two-drive mirror. All three copies of the Warzone source code on my PC were on those three drives.
I now realize why it's important to clearly label the cables that come with each modular power supply you buy. Or better yet, just don't -- you can't mix them up if they're firmly attached.
(Yes, I have an off-site backup of the Warzone source code, it's just from a week ago so I have to re-do a weeks worth of work :( )
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 04:03:37
Good call-out. I hadn't bothered to label the cables with my PSUs, and I probably would never have marked them if I didn't see this thread. Sorry to hear about your drives getting fried and you losing a week worth of work. :(
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 06:13:48
I'm assuming what you have to redo is the stuff for the Super Ascension update, and whatever new stuff you were working on before the drives failed, correct? Hope that is all you have redo. Whether that's it or if there was more lost, I wish you the best of luck recovering the lost stuff, Fizzer.
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 18:39:07