Need USB powered external HDD Tags: Hard Drives USB External Hard Drive Storage Last response: May 1, 2008 5:11 PM in Storage Share xoham May 1, 2008 1:53:09 PM I have a WD external HDD which is nice because it is powered through the USB cable. No extra power supply needed. However, its software is designed for synchronizing rather than backing up. On my new system, I want a 500GB external to backup the entire system (no redundant RAID this time). Any recommendations? Thanks More about : usb powered external hdd boonality May 1, 2008 2:03:56 PM What size is your existing drive? It could be cheaper to buy backup software than a new drive. xoham May 1, 2008 4:59:22 PM This is for a new system I have not yet built. I am backing up the 500 with another 500. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Onus a b G Storage May 1, 2008 5:11:23 PM As far as I know, only 2.5" drives will run off USB power any more. I wouldn't mind being "corrected" though, as I was looking into one myself. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources USB spark issue when I plugged in a powered external USB hub or external HDD? Forum External HDD plugged into powered USB hub-will it damage the HDD? Forum Silicon Power External HDD USB powered not detected Forum External USB powered hdd turns off display Forum SolvedHow to convert sata hdd to usb external hdd without dc power supply Forum USB front port gives power not detecting external HDD Forum What Type of USB 3.0 Y-splitter Cable to Use for Extra External HDD Power? Forum Power supply for Maxtor model USB2040QLE001 External HDD Forum Installing XPSP2 on external USB HDD need some info plz Forum External USB HDD Case, PSU doesn't supply enough power Forum Solvedfell of bike, Dropped USB flash drive, External HDD and a SSD in a puddle... Forum usb powered external hard drive vs ac powered Forum SolvedHDD not powered through usb/sata connector Forum SolvedI want a top quality reliablle 4 bay external hdd case which can handle 4 x 4tb hdd's and also offer e-sata as well as USB 3.0 Forum SolvedExternal HDD usb for 24/7 storage? Forum Solvedmy pc stopped reconizing usb external HDD Forum SolvedWin8 in External USB2 HDD attached to Mac mini NOT detect Mac mini's native sata HDD Forum SolvedTrouble setting up software raid 1 with external usb 3.0 HDD's Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 External HDD stops working after a few minutes. Forum Converting AC powered HDD to normal external HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !