External USB Drive Power Tags: Peripherals USB Power External USB Last response: August 2, 2013 10:07 AM in Computer Peripherals Share audioee August 2, 2013 10:01:02 AM For external drives that need 2 USB ports to run, can I plug one port into the computer for the data connection and one into one of the AC to USB wall warts for additional power? More about : external usb drive power photonboy August 2, 2013 10:07:25 AM I believe so. I see no danger in testing this. I'm not certain how it is configured though. One of the USB connections may be for DATA + POWER whereas the 2nd one may be POWER ONLY. If it doesn't work, try switching them. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 4TB External USB3 hard drive not visible after power failure Forum SolvedHow to power external hard drive with usb Forum can i power a 3.5 inch Sata drive using usb adapter from 2.5 inch external drive? Forum usb powered external hard drive vs ac powered Forum 1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3/seagate /western digital/,ex Forum Power Supply Amperage for External USB Disk Drive Forum Use a notebook ac adapter as power supply for external usb hard drive? Forum Is there a way to power up my external hard drive without usb Forum EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE power supply Forum 1TB external hard drive with no power cord required (runs on USB 2.0) Forum 1 TB external hard drive usb powered Forum Please recommend a bus-powered external USB drive or enclo.. Forum usb powered external cd/dvd drive Forum Iomega 250MB External USB Powered Zip Drive Forum SolvedExternal USB Drive Causes Bsod on Windows 8.1 (Page Fault In Non Paged Area) Forum Solvedfell of bike, Dropped USB flash drive, External HDD and a SSD in a puddle... Forum SolvedUSB external drive not detectable Forum SolvedUSB external hard drive not recognized after accidental unplug... Forum SolvedVerbatim external hard drive USB2.0 1TB Forum SolvedHow to remove virus fro USB External Hard Drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !