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cheapest 2.5" external usb powered HDD

shaun127

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120 Gig WD USB HDD £61.95 Delivered, use supersaver delivery option

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hmmmmmm what do i do??? these drives are 650 miliamps powered. but my headunit usb in the car is 500 miliamps maximum.....
 

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Hi, i'm looking at buying one of theses types of external drives, how can i find out what power my laptops usb connection kicks out? the laptop is a packard bell k5285. thanks
 

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Prob from the manufacturers website or maybe in your lappy manual. are you worried that you may not have enought power from usb to Run one of these???
 

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Prob from the manufacturers website or maybe in your lappy manual. are you worried that you may not have enought power from usb to Run one of these???
Yes, i dont want to buy one of these drives if its not going to work properly on the laptop. thanks for your reply shaun127
 

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they should run ok from a lappy mate. How olds your lappy, if its got USB1 it will still run only alot slower transfering stuff to and from, than USB2.
 
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the lappy is getting on a bit now, its about 5 years old, i cant find any info about the usb ports power output on the pachard bell website but heres the spec: http://support.packardbell.com/it/item/index.php?pn=P920400006&t=1409

its always run on the main power supply, the battery is u/s
By the look of it it has 4 USB2 ports on the back top right hand side?

make sure your windows is running service pack 2

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=spec_IOports_Kigem&ppn=P920400001


also post a question in forum below asking if the USB hard drive your after works without probs on your lappy

http://forum.packardbell.com/en/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=c3e124f09c96f8746dca639e95fa1fef
 
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if it doesnt have enuff power you can get a twin type A usb connector to plug into 2 usb ports and it will then sufficiantly power it up