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Third hard drive causing power to fail

Hello,

I have an HX1000w power supply, and I am trying to add a third drive (SSD while the other two drives are HDDs). When I plug in the new SSD, the computer's power won't turn on. When I unplug the power to the SSD, the computer boots just fine.

I'm guessing I need a larger power supply?
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  1. the ssd could be defective and how did you set your bios for ide or ahci ?
  2. Thank you for the reply.

    I never got far enough to set it in the bios. The power won't turn on if the power supply is plugged into the ssd. The sata cable from the mobo to the ssd can remain plugged in. It's just the cord running the power from the ssd to the psu.
  3. try to test the ssd alone in the system with the same cable you use on psu for the main hdd .
  4. scout_03 said:
    try to test the ssd alone in the system with the same cable you use on psu for the main hdd .


    I will try this tonight. Thank you so much for the reply.
  5. scout_03 said:
    try to test the ssd alone in the system with the same cable you use on psu for the main hdd .


    I plugged the SSD into the secondary drive's SATA cables and the computer would not turn on. Should I assume the drive is defective? It seems odd that a SSD would keep the computer from turning on.
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    try is in the first slot alone and does the bios is set ahci .
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