But since then I have not changed the hardware at all. Till today. I got my new Samsung SHB-123L today; removed the older SATA Samsung drive that was originally in there (I had 2 already in there both standard DVD writers both Samsung) and replaced it with the Bluray one. Turned the power on at the back and switched it on. All the lights lit up for a moment then they turned off literally after like a second. So I switched the power off at the back and turned it back on and tried again this time it started to boot so i quickly tried ejecting the drive. It began opening then the PC switched off. So I assumed it was DOA however I like to know for sure rather then assume so I went to test it in another machine I built last year running a corsair 650W PSU and it worked fine. However I did remove the only optical drive in there and plugged this one in so it wasnt powering 2 like my machine was trying to do.
Anyhow clearly the PSU in my PC was powering the older 2 ODD's no problem so that must mean that the new bluray odd requires more power. However I cant imagine it being that much more? The SATA power cable to which it was connected to in my PC was only connected to one other ODD and NOTHING else. I dont think that rail is under any pressure either and would have imagined it being able to handle far more then just 2 ODD's on one SATA power cable. For now I am running the bluray on its own with the other ODD disconnected however I shouldnt have to.
To check I will plug the bluray into the other machine with the other ODD on the same power cable to check if that PSU can handle a normal DVD ODD and a Bluray ODD on a single SATA power cable. Granted that PC is running a lower power GPU but still.... any ideas on this? Should I replace the PSU?
Many Thanks in advance