External hard Drives

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Fozzio

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#1
I was jus wondering if there are external hard drives that do not need a power cord and only run off of the usb connection.



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jimbo1763

jimbo1763

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#2
Yes, there are lots of them. They will have a notebook 2.5" hard drive as opposed to a desktop 3.5" drive.
 
Tuttle

Tuttle

Resident Cynic
#3
Generally they'll want two USB ports to be able to draw enough power -- a single port is limited to 500mA by the specs. Worth keeping in mind if it's for a slim laptop or something like that. That means 2 powered ports -- ports in a hub that doesn't have an external power supply don't count.
 

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