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Old 03-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Do any companies even make one? Ive been searching all over the place and I haven't managed to find one yet. Im really hoping that someone will know of one or if they simply do not exist then to at least be able to find that out so I can stop looking and just give up on the bus powered part. I think it would just be that much more convenient to be able to have the drive powered either through my usb port or through my esata port. Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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I haven't seen one, USB in particular has very limited power available to spin the drive, only about 500mA max, and other USB devices can load that down, most drives require 400mA plus to spin up. I haven't seen any 2 TB 2.5 inch drives even, other than in enterprise level SAS drives, which is the only size drive that can be bus powered since 3.5 inch drives require 12VDC, and only 5VDC is available on the USB ports.
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Ok so they dont exist. I was heavily starting to think so. Well anybody have any reccomendations for what 2 tb non bus powered drive I should get?
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