Question Computer won't power on after adding my old SSD to my new computer.

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Hello, I am having some trouble with connecting my old SSD (intel SSD 520 series 240gb) to my new computer.

When I plugged the drive into the motherboard and the power supply (separate 6 pin SATA connector from the rest of my storage.) and tried to turn the computer on nothing happened. There was a bit of a click, but that was it. Pressing the power button subsequently resulted in no sounds being made.

I tried some different approaches to try and find the problem such as;
  1. Only connecting the power cable to the SSD; it still wouldn't power on
  2. Using a different SATA connecter; no change.
  3. Disconnecting my HDD in order to use the power cable from that HDD to power the SSD; resulted in the pc starting (Not ideal, since I want to connect both of them).
I am worried that my PSU just can't supply enough power, but I really doubt that's the problem.

Does anyone know what I should do? Or have been in a similar situation?

Specs:

Cpu:
Intel Core i7-10700KF op til 5.1GHz

GPU:
Asus Rog STRIX RTX 2080TI 11VGB

Motherboard:
Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (M. WIFI)

RAM:
32GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3000MHz

Primary storage:
500 GB Samsung 970 EVO

Secondary storage:
Toshiba hdwd110 (1TB)

PSU:
850w 80+ Gold Riotoro G2 Enigma
 
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Hello, I am having some trouble with connecting my old SSD (intel SSD 520 series 240gb) to my new computer.

When I plugged the drive into the motherboard and the power supply (separate 6 pin SATA connector from the rest of my storage.) and tried to turn the computer on nothing happened. There was a bit of a click, but that was it. Pressing the power button subsequently resulted in no sounds being made.

I tried some different approaches to try and find the problem such as;
  1. Only connecting the power cable to the SSD; it still wouldn't power on
  2. Using a different SATA connecter; no change.
  3. Disconnecting my HDD in order to use the power cable from that HDD to power the SSD; resulted in the pc starting (Not ideal, since I want to connect both of them).
I am worried that my PSU just can't supply enough power, but I really doubt that's the problem.

Does anyone know what I should do? Or have been in a similar situation?

Specs:

Cpu:
Intel Core i7-10700KF op til 5.1GHz

GPU:
Asus Rog STRIX RTX 2080TI 11VGB

Motherboard:
Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (M. WIFI)

RAM:
32GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3000MHz

Primary storage:
500 GB Samsung 970 EVO

Secondary storage:
Toshiba hdwd110 (1TB)

PSU:
850w 80+ Gold Riotoro G2 Enigma
SSDs use very little power and you have more than enough, I'm afraid that old SSD may have a short in it's electronics, only that would stop the rest from starting/booting.
You could test it in another system or connect by USB adapter.
 
When I plugged the drive into the motherboard and the power supply (separate 6 pin SATA connector from the rest of my storage.) and tried to turn the computer on nothing happened.
850w 80+ Gold Riotoro G2 Enigma
That's modular PSU. Are you using original cables from this PSU?
If not and you're using cables from a different psu, then you may damage hardware connected.
System not turning on means, there's a short in the system and PSU protections kick in and don't allow to start it.
 

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