I'm in the UK but am looking to move to the US sometime next year. I wish to bring my Samsung external hard drive* with me because it has all of my data on and is quite simply invaluable. Now, I know that laptops only need an adaptor - not a voltage converter - to work from these two countries, but I have no idea about external HDs. Can anyone point me to some help on the matter? Do I need a converter, or just an adaptor? I don't wish to fry it and lose everything.
Sorry to reply to my own post but it won't let me edit the original for some reason (?).
I just wanted to add: I don't know if it's relevant (I really don't know much about this sort of thing, as you can probably tell!) but the cable with the plug at the end has a black box just before it. Is that relevant?
Excellent. I know in an ideal world it would be better to buy a new system over there but things just haven't worked out that way, so as I say I've bought two of those adaptors - one for the laptop and one for the external HD.
Oh, incidentally, does anyone know if it's safe to use these adaptors for long periods of time? I mean the external HD will only be plugged in when I want to back-up, but obviously the laptop will be plugged in quite a lot (almost continuously).