[SOLVED] Additional Harddisk causing the PC to not boot at all

Feb 2, 2022
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Hello,

I recently bought 2 hard disks (Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB and WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB). I use Samsung Evo 970 SSD for my OS and boot

When I plug both of those hard disks, my PC can't boot up. It just appears to be a blank screen. The fans and RGB light can turn on tho. However, I tried to plug the hard disk one at a time, and both hard disks are working fine if they are plugged in one at a time. After searching on the internet, I came up with a possible issue. I thought maybe my PSU isn't sufficient to power up both HDD at the same time

Do I need to upgrade my PSU to be able to use both of my hard drives at the same time?

my spec
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
RAM: V-Gen DDR4 4x4GB 3200MHz
Motherboard: ASRock B450
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 4GB
Storage 1: SSD Samsung Evo 970 500GB
Storage 2: Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Storage 3: WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
PSU: Corsair CV550 Bronze (550 Watt)
4 Installed RGB Casing Fans
1 RGB CPU Cooler Fan

USB ports (that also could consume power)
-Gaming Mouse & Keyboard
-Webcam
-Bluetooth Dongle
-Printer Connection
 
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Solution
I fixed it, it turns out nothing wrong with the cable nor the HDD

I think the problem was caused by electric shorts because after I reinstall all hardware, reset cmos, and leave it for an hour. It fixed by itself
Hello,

I recently bought 2 hard disks (Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB and WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB). I use Samsung Evo 970 SSD for my OS and boot

When I plug both of those hard disks, my PC can't boot up. It just appears to be a blank screen. The fans and RGB light can turn on tho. However, I tried to plug the hard disk one at a time, and both hard disks are working fine if they are plugged in one at a time. After searching on the internet, I came up with a possible issue. I thought maybe my PSU isn't sufficient to power up both HDD at the same time

Do I need to upgrade my PSU to be able to use both of my hard drives at the same time?

my spec
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
RAM: V-Gen DDR4 4x4GB 3200MHz
Motherboard: ASRock B450
Storage 1: SSD Samsung Evo 970 500GB
Storage 2: Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
Storage 3: WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
PSU: Corsair CV550 Bronze (550 Watt)
4 Installed RGB Casing Fans
1 RGB CPU Cooler Fan

USB ports (that also could consume power)
-Gaming Mouse & Keyboard
-Webcam
-Bluetooth Dongle
-Printer Connection
Try a different sata power cable.
Try one hdd per sata power cable.
 
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Feb 2, 2022
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I fixed it, it turns out nothing wrong with the cable nor the HDD

I think the problem was caused by electric shorts because after I reinstall all hardware, reset cmos, and leave it for an hour. It fixed by itself
 
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