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How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 8:28

How can I power this HDD i've linked an image. I have a usb to sata connetion which works for all my other HDD/SSD but this one has another thing required? Not sure what it needs. From looking at the picture can anyone tell? many thanks!
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HDD, with sata connection plugged in. some other connection on the left there? not sure what it is?

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 10:39

Two screws are missing.

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 10:48

I realise, I'm certain that's not the issue (theres another identical one with the screws in that also behaves the same). I believe this needs to be powered other than USB alone and Im trying to find out what cable is required

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 11:03

3.5" drives use both 5V and 12V, whereas 2.5" drives use only 5V. USB provides only 5V, so you can power up only 2.5" drives without external power supply (12V).

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 11:27

Great thanks, So it looks like I need a 12v for my 3.5" HDD here, is that just a sata that can plug into a wall?

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 11:30

something like this perhaps? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 15:34

vyvyanmar wrote:something like this perhaps? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1


YES !!!

Or something like this : - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2669

:D

Re: How can I power this HDD?

June 15th, 2019, 15:36

Goes without saying if you do have a desktop you can plug the drive directly to the computer internal PSU ! Just make sure it's a good quality one ...

It's way better than using the external adaptor PSUs ...


http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2590
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