This evening, I made a significant mistake with a new build that killed my main 1TB HDD. I fear I may have also damaged my new SSD: a Samsung EVO SATA3 256GB. It appears okay... but I am wondering if I could have damaged something that isn't apparent. I don't want to use a drive that might unexpectedly fail. Is there a way I could test for damage?
For more detail: through a lengthy process of elimination, I have determined that the problems I am experiencing with my new build is because it is cursed. After experiencing spontaneous power losses and restarts (and a few other more odd symptoms), I replaced my old Thermaltake Toughpower 750 with a Corsair AX760. I saw that the modular cables on both PSUs use the same plug, and so I assumed it was a standardised format, like every other cable in a computer. But, just to be sure, I checked the install guide first. Sure enough, there are no warnings about using other modular cables. So, I used old cables to power my disk drive, main HDD, and new SSD. These cables are not a standardised format.
As you can see from my diagram, the 5v and 12v outputs on my new Corsair PSU are in the opposite positions to my old Thermaltake PSU. I pumped more than double the suitable voltage through my good HDD, new SSD, and DVD/blu-ray drive. A crack, loss of power, and smell of burned PCB wafted up from the case. The HDD died instantly. Of course, I am no heathen; I had a backup of most drive's content, so all is not lost. Also, my stack of other HDDs were on a different connection, and so they are fine.
I am very concerned about the SSD. I didn't let it boot with the wrong cable attached - maybe this saved it? The drive sure seems to work without issue. I ran a simple diagnostic (VIVARD V4) from Ultimate Boot CD, and it found no errors to the 'surface'. Is it possible that the drive has sustained damage that I can't detect?
I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.