Question Whatc an cause a computer to fry hardrives on the secondary plug?

Gate420

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About a month ago I lost a hardrive reason unknown but I added a 2nd hardrive and now that one is also dead the primary hardrive is fine but now I am afraid to plug in another hardrive and I Need to what can I test?
 

Ralston18

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Post computer hardware specs and OS.

What PSU is installed: make, model, wattage, age, condition?

If the system is overloading the PSU and/or the PSU no longer capable of providing the necessary power requirements all sorts of things can happen. None of them good.

If you have a multimeter and know how to use it, then you can test PSU.

Reference:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

Find a knowledgeable family member or friend to help if necessary.
 

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