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If you get different results using the manufacturer utility on the same drive, than odds are it's the power supply providing unstable or otherwise insufficient power.
Edited by user Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:50:32 AM(UTC)
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12v 4amps output is what it says on the power supply.
The EEE micros, however, are far from being traditional desktops. They're more like little laptops, if we're talking about how they're engineered (no PCI expansion capabilities, onboard power regulation and distribution, etc).
This is a critical distinction because it means that if your hard drive isn't receiving stable and consistent power: It's not the fault of your PSU (because you don't have one), it's the fault of your motherboard. On fully integrated systems like this, you sacrifice the luxory of individual componants, by and large. So if something goes wrong with your GPU, you have a broken motherboard, not just a card replacement. If something goes wrong with your PSU, you have a broken motherboard, not just a need for a new power supply. So on, so forth.
So, unfortunately, that's the bad news -- from what all you've written here, you appear to have a motherboard that does not function reliably. Depending on how much tedium you want to put forth in testing and replacing individual capacitors with your super human soldering skills, a repair MIGHT be possible, but in all probability the issue rests within an IC and is beyond repair and must, instead, be replaced.
Which is the worse news -- I've searched around a bit, and I can't find a motherboard for the 206 for any cheaper than $95, and that's coming used and untested with no warranty from some shady eBayer. For $20 less you can just buy a whole other 206 used but with non functional wifi, according to the description.