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External Hard drive power supply compatibility

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  • Power Supplies
  • External Hard Drive
  • Compatibility
  • Hard Drives
  • Storage
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March 24, 2013 8:53:36 PM

I just got my seagate 1tb expansion hard drive out of the shop but I can't find the original power supply, i have a very similar one but it is 4.0A instead of 2.0A
everything else is the same; 100-240Vac, 1.2A Max. 50-60 Hz 90VA-150VA and 12Vdc
will it still be compatible?

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March 25, 2013 12:53:06 AM

If "Amps" is the only the value that's different, and it's higher than the original power brick, it will do no harm.
Just ensure that the centre-pin polarity is the same as the original (it's usually centre-pin positive for IT equipment).
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