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Old 10-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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I want to buy an External Enclosure for my 2.5" SATA HDD, its 160GB.
I was at micro center yesterday and i was looking at them, and i saw one that said it comes with a power plug for the HDD over 120GB.

since I have an 160 GB HDD, do i need to get an Enclosure that comes with a power adapter?
or do you think i will be fine with just the USB cable to give the HDD power?

My HDD is made by Western Digital, it used to be an External Drive that is only powered by USB, but it had to be plugged in the back of the computer to get enough power.

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Old 10-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like its up to you. Personally I would go with a power cord. Thats just me.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Power cord ftw!
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problem with the power cord is that i cant use it whenever i want, i want to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop and to my friends computer.
with the power cord, it can be a hassle.
I just want to know if i actually need to get one with a power cord or not.
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no you don't NEED to get one with the power cord.
i have an external 160GB hdd in an enclosure and i run it from the USB power. but make sure its a highspeed usb.

So to answer your question....NO you DON"T need a power cord.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #6
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There are some enclosures you can get that simply have two usb cords coming out, one for data and one for power.. If you ARE contemplating that.
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