Windows 10: I have a 8TB hard drive that's somehow not receiving enough Power...

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  1.    04 Mar 2018 #1

    I have a 8TB hard drive that's somehow not receiving enough Power...


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    I actually got this from an external hard drive, and I wanted to install it to my own tower. Problem is that somehow it is not receiving enough power to get the regular sata data cable to read anything off of it. What do I do honestly?
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  2.    04 Mar 2018 #2

    Try connecting it's power to another branch connector from PSU. and not from same one as other disk(s).
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       04 Mar 2018 #3

    You could check what total power you're new setup requires, All PSUs will supply whatever power (Watts), that is asked for by the hardware but is limited to the maximum rating, This may be lower than the stated max due to over temp protection which depends on case design and cooling

    Power Supply Calculator - The most accurate PC wattage calculator

    This is an independent tool but if you are tied into a particular manufacturer then most have their own tools that can specify a preferred PSU, (it's a reasonable idea to run a few tools to get a better range and then take an average
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  4.    04 Mar 2018 #4

    That drive uses only 550mA which shouldn't make a dent in PSU power.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       04 Mar 2018 #5

    I agree (I added an extra 8GB drive to a power requirements test setup and it added around 20 W), but It could be a Straw / Camel situation - a lot of general usage PCs are shipped with just enough power supply for the standard.

    It's likely to be something else but best to check basics first
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  6.    04 Mar 2018 #6

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I agree (I added an extra 8GB drive to a power requirements test setup and it added around 20 W), but It could be a Straw / Camel situation - a lot of general usage PCs are shipped with just enough power supply for the standard.

    It's likely to be something else but best to check basics first
    Yes, basics, like if it's connected to power lead properly or at all or if actually that connector has any power. SATA has small connectors and tabs and is easily plugged in wrong.
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  7.    04 Mar 2018 #7

    I think that you need to find the real reason the drive isn't working. Power is unlikely to be the cause.
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  8.    04 Mar 2018 #8

    By first post, I'm not even sure power is connected at all, mentions only data cable.
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       04 Mar 2018 #9

    Those seem to be HGST drives which are one of the WD companies.
    Mask off the 3.3 v lines to get them to work in a PC. Or use suggestions here.
    https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/f...ble-Pin-TB.pdf
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/hdd-sa...ews-57556.html
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  10.    10 Mar 2018 #10

    Helmut said: View Post
    Those seem to be HGST drives which are one of the WD companies.
    Mask off the 3.3 v lines to get them to work in a PC. Or use suggestions here.
    https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/f...ble-Pin-TB.pdf
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/hdd-sa...ews-57556.html
    Hello again, sorry for the wait without answer, I have work during most of the week which keeps me off the computer tower at home. So far, I have taken previous advice on separate power cables plugged in. As seen here however:

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    Of note, only the 2 TB hard drive is detected, even with exchange of New Data Cables. Indeed both power sata parts are inserted into both hard drives. This power supply sports over 650 watts with no Modularization, Both the Harddrive and the Power supply are recent installations from a Best Buy I had brought previously over say 1 week or so. May I ask, how may I proceed with the "3.3 v" line procedure?
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