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2.5 External HDD 320GB

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by claytow, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. claytow

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    Joined: 26 Feb 2004

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    HI,

    Apart from the My Passport 2.5" drives, does anyone know of any other manufacturer that makes a drive of 320GB or above that only requires 1x USB port to power it and not 2?

    Any help appreciated, thanks
     
  2. AbsenceJam

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    Joined: 2 Nov 2007

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    I used a 320GB Buffalo Mini Station Lite that only needed the one port.
     
  3. leexgx

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    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 378

    only need 2 ports if the one port in your system does not provide the proper 500ma of power (most system flow the spec or alow up to 600ma peak)
     
  4. 5abr3

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    Joined: 12 Mar 2009

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    Using an empty Caddy with one USB port and putting in a HDD can sometimes be cheaper, though for some reason I can't find any that say they use one or 2 USB ports :rolleyes:
     
  5. -RV-

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Salisbury

    I use a 500GB 2.5" Western Digital Blue in a Icybox caddy.

    Works fine with 1 USB connection, but I have come across a 1 or 2 machines that it wont work with, then I just plug in the 2nd USB and its fine. The issue is not with the drive, but the machine its plugged into.
     
  6. AbsenceJam

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    I've found that some drives/enclosures are fussier than others, it's not all down to the machine you use it on.
     
  7. raptormonkey

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    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

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    I have also seen this myself. Looking for a good caddy for a 2.5 at the moment. Probably good to get one with 2 cables just in case!