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Remove power brick and power via PSU - external harddrive

Last response: in Storage
January 5, 2010 8:36:15 PM

I am somehow looking to power an external Hard drive through the internal PSU... The benefit would be that when the computer went to sleep so would the hard drive thus stoping the problem of overheating for those continuously running externals that only shut off when you switch them off. I was thinking maybe there is a way to utilize a molex connector to do this and then just match the plung ending (5.5 x 2.1 mm i believe) and twist the wires together.... Does anyone have and feedback on this????
a b G Storage
January 5, 2010 10:53:24 PM

Man, I sure don't like attaching HDDs to an energized system - but I think there are some hot-swap bays out there that could safely do what you want, newegg has some here. Tell us how it works for you.