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I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 03:18:11

Fizzer 
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> 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


Darth Grover
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I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 04:18:18


Darth Grover
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PS That sounds terrible. :-(
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 04:22:37


l4v.r0v 
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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


AbsolutelyEthan 
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Damn, that's terrible
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 07:02:03


berdan131
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A hero's work is never done
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 08:42:52


Farah♦
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To add to this: never buy a second hand PSU. My former roommate bought one, plugged it in and it basically blew all the fuses in our house, destroying the PSU in the process.

To add to that: never tell your roommate buying a second hand PSU is a good idea. Bad things happen.
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 10:35:51


UnFairerOrb76
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what was in this weeks worth of work :). Anything special to tease

P.S Rip the three drives. You carried warzone and you shall be sorely missed

Remember kids. always have lots of copies

Edited 12/3/2021 10:36:37
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 10:38:49


Lefty
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Always harder to put that smoke back in, once you let it out
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 10:41:22


UnFairerOrb76
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@lefty what a dad joke
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 10:42:16


Rick Sanchez 
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fizzer welcome to the ot forums, this is the most technical post i have seen since 2010. https://www.warzone.com/Forum/590248-rp-thread-mall-stabber this is more ot style

Edited 12/3/2021 10:43:07
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 11:22:04


berdan131
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@Farah

Are you telling us your roommate kicked ur butt? :o
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 11:27:02


UnFairerOrb76
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Farah trying to get the house for themself

Also have u moved away from your rental story then into a new place :)
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 17:53:57


HangFire 
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I love the smell of ozone in the morning.
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/3/2021 18:32:10


Splat 
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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


καλλιστηι
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If it isn't backed up in three different places, it doesn't exist.
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/24/2021 17:11:45


111
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Sad

Also wild fizzer appears in the OT forum
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/24/2021 18:05:23


RainB00ts
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Wait, Fizzer uses greentext?
I'm never buying a modular power supply ever again: 12/24/2021 22:11:33

aden
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what has this become
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