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I'm loocking for 1Tb external H.D.D have no power cord

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March 16, 2009 5:05:01 PM

hi evry one
i had do research on newegg looking for external H.D.D with 1Tb capacity that not required AC power Adapter ..the only i found are 500MB :p 
iomega Prestige Portable 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so I'm asking there is any 1TB external hard driver without power cord or not ..
if any one know pleas replay ..
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March 16, 2009 5:08:50 PM

Not going to happen. The reason that the largest ones that take no power cord are 500GB is because the only drives that can be powered from a single USB port are notebook sized drives. Desktop drives (used in the 1TB externals) need a separate power source.
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March 16, 2009 5:25:05 PM

thanks cjl
i think the 500GB are the Limit for now ..
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March 16, 2009 5:41:18 PM

There is one:

http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11087

They use 2 notebook drives and put them in RAID1. We have the 7200rpm 640GB version, and it's an awesome drive, but expensive. The drive is quite compact.

It need Firewire to be bus-powered. For esata and usb, use the included power supply.

Edit: double check if it works via Firewire 400, as we use firewire 800 here. It works flawlessly with it.
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March 16, 2009 5:52:02 PM

Is it an issue of not having enough power outlets... Why not invest in a surge suppressor which can take 1 outlet and convert it to 6.

Otherwise, your probably going to have a difficult time finding a 1tb drive that requires a separate power source.

AJ
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March 16, 2009 5:56:25 PM

only 2.5in and smaller drives can be bus powered as of right now, and as was stated before 500gb is the limit on those for now
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April 5, 2011 6:04:44 AM

western digital my passport essential 1tb
They use 2 notebook drives and put them in RAID1. We have the 7200rpm 640GB version, and it's an awesome drive, but expensive. The drive is quite compact.


It need Firewire to be bus-powered. For esata and usb, use the included power supply.


Edit: double check if it works via Firewire 400, as we use firewire 800 here. It works flawlessly with it.
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