Solved External hard drive power cable Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Power External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 15, 2010 4:37 AM in Storage Share Strummy2Qs 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) More about : external hard drive power cable masterjaw February 5, 2010 2:01:22 AM Check the specs on the WD site: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=728 Electrical Specifications Current Requirements Power Dissipation AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC AC Input Frequency 47-63 Hz m 0 l Best solution sminlal a c 415 G Storage 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Strummy2Qs February 15, 2010 4:37:38 AM Best answer selected by Strummy2Qs. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedExternal hard drive cable issue Forum SolvedConnected the power cable of an external HDD incorrectly, now drive won't spin! help Forum Solveddo i need a esata card or can i just run a stsa cable from the motherboard to a external hard drive? Forum i have a wd external hard drive seems like the connections are lose tried another usb cable but the light barely flickers on a Forum Solvedexternal hard drive not detected but have power. Forum Solvedexternal hard drive replacement power supply Forum Solvedexternal hard drive replacement power supply Forum do i need a esata card or can i just run a stsa cable from the motherboard to a external hard drive? Forum Solvedexternal hard drive power supply Forum SolvedPower Supply Cable for Hard Drive Forum Cable to run desktop as external hard drive for laptop Forum Solvedbuffalo external hard drive will not power on Forum Solvedbuffalo external hard drive will not power on Forum my seagate external hard drive got dropped now i cant get any power to it at all Forum IDE cable plugged in/power unplugged = hard drive safe from damage? Forum external hard drive power light only comes on dimly computer wont recognize Forum Cable a laptop hard drive to run as an external drive Forum SolvedHard Drive won't power up with SATA cable plugged in Forum Seagate 1.5TB External Hard Drive Wrong Power Supply Forum Hardwire a usb cable to external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !