Well that ended quickly. My CAPS (cheap-ass power supply) doesn’t have the power cables to support my GPU.
But I did more research and it turns out that while a GPU doesn’t “calculate” anything faster, it can be used so that you have more threads to read more drives simultaneously. So if your CPU has 4 threads and you have 8 drives, the GPU could be twice as fast (in simple terms).
Hope that helps someone.