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Topic   PSU took down SSD and HDD?

TBRANIK
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5-Mar(#1)
So I am installing a new psu in a customer's computer and when I go to boot it up only the the blueray drive is being recognized in the bios can a psu going out really take out the HDD and SSD with it? It was originally built by Cyberpower in 2015 and the psi was a cs850m by corsair, weird right?


Demonis
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5-Mar(#2)
I've never seen one just go out that did anything like that, but if it got hit by a power surge then could be.
klusion
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5-Mar(#3)
Demonis wrote:
> I've never seen one just go out that did anything like that, but if it got hit by
> a power surge then could be.

Yeah I've seen power surges do some weird things, so definitely possible.

TBRANIK
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6-Mar(#4)

so just a psi dying out most likely wouldn't do that then ?


Bishop
Triple Gold Good Trader
6-Mar(#5)
Did you verify that the other two storage drives do not work on a different board?
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
7-Mar(#6)
TBRANIK wrote:
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> so just a psi dying out most likely wouldn't do that then ?
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>

Just dying is unlikely. I'd certainly test all components in other units (not the PSU - don't risk frying other good components).
Admiral
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9-Mar(#7)
I'd take out the HDD's and connect them by SATA/USB to another PC.
TBRANIK
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10-Mar(#8)
yeah I did swap them both out and same result, not recognized in bios, either one?

Admiral
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11-Mar(#9)
What about if you connect them to USB? Not as the OS HDD, but as an external drive?
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Mar(#10)
Seems like the BIOS should acknowledge them regardless of what's installed on them. Not a good sign.
Admiral
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12-Mar(#11)
Probably, but I've always managed to have trouble with a computer BIOS and it's settings...

As a last ditch effort, I'd definitely find a SATA to USB adapter. They are super useful to have around anyway, so why not?

Topic   PSU took down SSD and HDD?