Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: External Hard disk

30 Jul 2011   #1
rajithadilhan

Windows 7 Ultimate*32
 
 
External Hard disk

Could anyone please help me to make ma own external hard disk without external power supply.

Because its difficult to bring the power adapter always with the drive


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jul 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, but hard disks need some sort of power. they are mechanical and have motors.

maybe use a usb flash/thumb drive instead?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #3
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To convert a standard 240 volt external drive bay will be quite difficult, you will have to be very knowledgeable of electronics and be able to create a cable that will draw power from 2 or more USB ports and that is provided that the computer it is connected to is able to give the required amount of power
you can very cheaply(£60 260GB LTHDD and caddy) buy an external drive that runs from 2xUSB jacks or if you already have a laptop drive spare then just the caddy its self for around £20 - £30
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jul 2011   #4
jimbo45

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.

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a look at this:
You could build own ext HD.
https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1177933
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2011   #6
rajithadilhan

Windows 7 Ultimate*32
 
 

Thanks for your responses....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 External Hard disk




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager
Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option. However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7: Disk 2 (external hard disk) is Unknown, Not Initialized
Hello, I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:...
Hardware & Devices
3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?
What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk? Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup? What 3.5 enclosure is good? Thanks
Hardware & Devices
Speed of saving to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 external disk?
If I am saving a backup to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 USB external hard disk 1. Backing up to an internal 3.5 hard disk vs backing up to an external 2.5 hard disk using USB 3.0, roughly how much extra time would the external backup need to complete the backup process? 2. Backing up...
Hardware & Devices
USB external hard disk shows up as internal fixed disk
Couple of hours ago my Windows 7 could not recognize my external USB hard disk (Maxtor Basic). It came up on Disk Management and Device Manager but not on My Computer. However I fixed it (by deleting its line off regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices, plugging out the ext. HD and...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App