Earlier this day, my friend handed my his external drive saying that he would like to have some of my software copied unto his drive. I am okay with that, since I don't mind sharing my games and applications. When I came home for lunch, I immediately booted up my rig to get the job done immediately.
Here is the fun part...
I placed the drive in a comfortable position, and plugged the usb cable into my PC. After that, I then plugged the power cable unto a socket -- then the unexpected happened. The drive blew up when I switched on the power! White smoke was all over the place. I was in a state of panic that time, and luckily because of my quick reflexes, I swiftly turned off the switch as soon as it popped like a popcorn. Just unbelievable.
It was only then that I discovered that the drive uses 100v household power system... We use 220v here in our location. I saw the label at the back panel of the drive filled with Japanese characters. It was from Japan, that's why it doesn't fit to be using our power system which is quite an overkill.
So guys, what do you think? Is the drive dead? Are the files within it lost? If so...
PS. It's my first time to blow up a drive.
PSS. Sorry to Danver xD