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Old 08-23-2017, 03:55 PM   #11
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Correct. All the power comes from the USB 3 port.

   
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>> I don't think I would ever buy an external drive without a power adapter primarily because I think that they need more power than can be supplied by (dual, if needed) USB connector(s)...

I wondered about this myself, but decided to give 'em a try anyhow. That was several years and any number of (ever-larger capacity) drives. I've had no power-related problems whatever and (knockin' on wood) I'm not expecting any, using them connected to both desktops and laptops.

I've got one that I run VMs from, in fact (USB3+7200 RPM). Or had, until I replaced it with one of those little Samsung SSD externals; half a terabyte in a package a bit larger than a stack of three or four credit cards. Amazing!

   
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Same here. I've been using USB powered external hard disks for a couple years now.

   
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steve: using them connected to both desktops and laptops.
Thanks...that's good to know...



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