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Connecting external Hard drives

Postby ColaBoy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:23 pm

I've just purchased a "USB 2.0 to IDE SATA 2.5 3.5 Hard external Drive Converter Adapter Cable" and wondered if the USB cable will supply sufficient power to the drive. Will I need to power it using a separate supply and transformer?
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Re: Connecting external Hard drives

Postby Gecko » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:49 pm

ColaBoy,

The ones I've seen at Office Depot come with an AC to IDE power converter, plus ATA and SATA power cables.
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Re: Connecting external Hard drives

Postby PcTestCard.com » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:14 am

Most of time, those cable come with the capacity to power up the HDD.
But still take precaution that some large HDD may need extra electricity power to spin on.

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