NAS case HDD power cable failure (buck failure)
This is a heads up really.

I noticed my drives were spinning up for no reason over the past week, on investigating the problem I found that one of the drives wasn't responding to commands and was marked as damaged in the ZFS pool. I thought it was the drive. After getting a replacement, the replacement drive didn't show up. Odd. After some messing about I tried the power cable from HDD0 and HDD1 then span up.

So the culprit in this case was the twin SATA power adapter that comes from the board, on each path it has something like an MP1584EN encased in heatshrink which converts the 12V to 5V for one of the SATA pins. Upon inspection this was outputting 3V.

I've ordered a replacement buck, hopefully one that has a bit more longevity.

So if you think a drive has failed on your NAS case, might want to check that first.


Messages In This Thread
NAS case HDD power cable failure (buck failure) - by ashleymills - 03-31-2022, 11:42 AM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  NAS Setup: Hdds PSU external power option Robotik 1 523 07-18-2022, 10:10 PM
Last Post: zer0sig
  Power In Via DC Out actionhank 0 466 01-28-2022, 09:45 AM
Last Post: actionhank
  Plugging In Case Fan and CPU Fan publiclewdness 0 632 01-04-2022, 09:58 AM
Last Post: publiclewdness
  Nas Case out of stock Goffi 2 1,086 12-04-2021, 05:14 AM
Last Post: Goffi
  RP64 Won't Boot After Power Down ColPanic_ 8 3,095 09-04-2021, 12:12 PM
Last Post: gechu
  RP64 TV box case with wifi Wizzard 2 2,124 03-10-2021, 12:23 AM
Last Post: Wizzard
Question 1U Rackmount Case for ROCKPro64 tuaris 3 3,109 02-18-2021, 08:09 PM
Last Post: TRS-80
  How to add an external power button? foresto 6 6,171 02-05-2021, 10:38 PM
Last Post: foresto
  NAS Case: Issues with hardware installation, esp. screws kuleszdl 0 1,210 01-09-2021, 05:24 PM
Last Post: kuleszdl
  case for RockPro64 + PCI-E M.2 NVMe Card? AndyOfLinux 9 8,204 01-05-2021, 05:05 PM
Last Post: kuleszdl

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)