PC/HDD problem

28 Jul 2004
Hi, my Dad is having a real problem getting mechanical Hard drives installed in his PC.

He had bought a couple and it had not recognised them.

He just bought another 320gb one and connected the power and SATA and switched on. Suddenly there was a smell of burning and he pulled out the rear PC power cord quickly. He took the drive out and it smelt awful.
He then connected it to another PC and it now said it was 100mb (despite it saying 320gb in this PC prior). He got the same 100b reading with the other two drives he had tried.

What on earth is going on here please?
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