How to check if old desktop hard drive still works

1expressltd

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The hard drive I'm referring to is from my old desktop which I have sold. It was used as 2nd drive, for data storage. Windows software was installed on an ssd. Prior to selling my old pc, I encountered a problem with the said hdd when it all of a sudden caused my pc not booting to windows; this occurred when the hdd was connected to the mobo- pc booted fine and functioned if it was disconnected. I never had the chance to diagnose said problem. I just removed the affected hard drive from my pc entirely.
Now I am using a new pc with an ssd as boot drive and a separate hdd for storage. I'm wondering how I can check the old hard drive using my new computer without causing harm or problem. Thanks for the assistance.
 

USAFRet

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Yes, but...
If it is defective, as seems to be the case, it will directly influence booting up the system.

I encountered a problem with the said hdd when it all of a sudden caused my pc not booting to windows; this occurred when the hdd was connected to the mobo
Hence, the dock, which can be turned on or connected after the system is up and running.
 

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