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 Best solution sminlal a c 414 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Strummy2Qs February 15, 2010 4:37:38 AM Best answer selected by Strummy2Qs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[Solved] External hard drive power cable ForumExternal hard drive not getting power ForumExternal hard drive not getting power Forum1TB external hard drive with no power cord required (runs on USB 2.0) ForumWestern Digital external hard drive power cord ForumWhy after changing the power supply to an external hard drive will the light com ForumExternal hard drive power adapter ForumAn external hard drive has no power ForumHow to power external hard drive with usb ForumExternal hard drive enclosure w/ self power -- possible? ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive ForumMy external hard drive is not working ForumOne terabyte Hitachi external hard drive not recognized ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumDoes SATA external hard drive work with usb connection ForumMY COMPUTER STOPS DETECTING THE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ..PLEASE HELP! ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumExternal hard drive boot ForumNew build: No hard disk detected!, then Windows boots More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !