IDE hard drive wont spin up in external array, using hacked power supply.....?
So after building my new computer I had three old IDE 250gb and two 40gb hard drives. I took some scrap aluminum and built a rack to mount the drives on. I hacked an old power supply and made a power supply for the drives. I bought 4 IDE to USB connectors and ran then into a USB hub. For some reason the power supply turns it self off a few seconds after plugging in the 250's. It will run the 40's no problem and the system instantly recognizes them. The jumpers are all set to slave. When I individually try them with my single IDE to USB kit they work fine.
400w for just 5 drives should be more than enough power.
Please help me out.
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