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Old 06-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #21
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Default Re: Plugged Wrong Power Cord Into External Hard Drive

oh really? my hard drive enclosure that i busted had a ac power supply, and thats how i fried it, is by inserting the wrong ac power cord.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #22
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Yup. From what I understand, the USB port supplies all the power you need in most cases. Which is why that enclosure didn't come with a power adapter.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #23
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hmm, sounds not so convincing because my old enclosure had one, and thats the only way my hard drive would function, but i guess ill see lol
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3.5" enclosures require external power, 2.5" do not. at least that's every enclosure I've seen to this date, and that's a LOT.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:29 PM   #25
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so wouldnt that mean that my drive is a 3.5 then if it had power before? i hope i didnt get the wrong enclosure
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:20 AM   #26
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You may want to try a different approach, being that I have four Bold(experimental) children that want to work on computers like daddy. I have found that an "emergency hard drive copy" kit may suit you better. Makes my life much easier when having to clone drives, and testing them.

http://www.granitedigital.com/emerge...andardkit.aspx
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:44 AM   #27
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wow, yeah, that would have been nice, if my enclosure that i have bought doesnt fit i will be buying something like this. that is nice
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I use those at work, though here's one for $5 bucks cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812119152
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