Originally uploaded by ocellnuri.
Always be careful when you’re hooking up your electronics. The other night I decided that it would be a good time to backup my 30+ Gig of photos to my external hard drive. I grabbed my cheap external enclosure and plugged the wrong power supply into it. The plug fit, but the voltage didn’t. The LEDs flashed and a puff of smoke came from the seams of the case. I popped the thing apart and found a very small spot on the circuit board completely melted down. I’m hoping the power spike didn’t hit the hard drive, a 160 Gig. I didn’t have anything important on it, but I’d hate to lose a hard drive that large.
Just a few moments ago I ordered a black Vantec Nexstar 3.5″ USB enclosure from SVC.com. I’ve had my eye on the enclosure ever since it was announced, and I think I must have subconsciously plugged the wrong power supply into my old enclosure just so I’d have an excuse to go ahead and buy the Nexstar 3.