Question How to connect Western Digital HDD Sata to my PC (OS doesn't load) ?

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Pls. advice how to connect a Sata WESTERN DIGITAL (black) 1T HDD so that I can at least download data from it...
Mobo: Asus Prime Z590- P
Main drive: Corsair 512GB SSD with Windows 10 64-bit installed

When I connect a Sata WD HDD as a second disk, Windows 10 simply does not load. The BIOS passes normally, then just tries to boot, doesnt freeze, but nothing happens. What should I do?
 
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Is this drive potentially faulty?

Buy a USB-SATA dock, and power the drive up only after the system is up and running.
Well its pretty old. Can be faulty...Probably 10 years ago when it was a main drive, it was ok...
Can I connect HHD to PSU but unplug Sata? Run Windows from main drive. Then hot plug SATA to HDD? Is it safe for Mother Board and PSU?
 

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