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External hard drive power cable

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Power
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
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February 5, 2010 1:40:43 AM

Hello, whats the power cord voltage stuff for a external 1TB western digital my book power cord, I lost mine and want to use a different cord, but i need to know what voltage so i don't kill my HDD(like i did with my last)

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February 5, 2010 2:24:49 AM

Unfortunately that tells you what goes INTO the power brick, now what comes out of it.

I have an older, non-Powerbook WD external drive - it's power adapter says "+5V @ 2.2A and +12V @ 1.5A"

The adapter has to supply the correct voltage and at least as many amps as the drive requires. Getting an adapter that can provide more amps won't cause a problem.
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February 15, 2010 4:37:38 AM

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