Thread: Solved External Hard disk
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30 Jul 2011  

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
You can always run some disks from power from the USB so you don't need an external power source - I think that's what you mean

To do this you can use for example a typical laptop type hard drive (2.5 inch) max 1 TB and mount in an external enclosure -- most computer stores sell a "PATA=> USB" drive type of enclosure case for around 10 - 20 USD.

Quite frankly it's cheaper to buy something like a WD "Usb Passport" 1 TB drive for around 55 USD -- then you've got both Disk and drive doing what you want WITHOUT the need for an external power source.

At the present time I don't think you'll find a larger capacity than 1 TB which will work without an external power source.

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