Why did my HD catch fire?
January 25, 2011 9:18 AM Subscribe
I inserted a power cable into a hard drive and it caught on fire (started smoking and crackling). Now I'm paranoid about leaving my computer on. How often does this happen, and why?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to computers & internet (13 answers total)
This was a 3.5 internal HD that I was using as a USB drive using one of these ide/usb adapters with power supply, something like this
(but not exactly that one). I didn't have the idea cable plugged in yet, I just plugged the molex cable into the power port on the drive and instant fire.