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    new drive to system = sudden drive checking?

    have system with 3 drives - all SATA

    added a 4th, and now suddenly system requires 3 of the 4 drives to be checked every time I boot. Doesn't find any problem with any of them, and does NOT try to check the system drive.

    any ideas?

    am thinking it might be PSU related, since nothing else makes much sense - needing more power. Sometimes 2 of the drives disappear when booting, then with a cold reboot (and some fiddling), they return. Could be loose wires etc, but nothing concrete found.

    have 4 drives plus 2 optical writers, an ATI 9800 Pro AIW, and think it's about 400W or mebbe slightly more.

    thanks

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    Hmm not really sure

    AS for thinking its your PSU, if you are curious use the following tool

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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