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External hard disk in the usb port only, this work fine?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: External hard disk in the usb port only, this work fine? Reply with quote

I see one in best buy (650MB) that not use power, just the power came from the usb. I'm interesting to use this for a back-up and the reazon that I choose one that take the power from the usb itself is that when I tun off my mini mac, I want that the hdd be turned off.

Did any of you see any problem with this? The HDD must be have external power? or this is ok that the power be from the usb itself?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many 2.5 inch ones will work the way you want
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a Western Digital, My Passport SE for Mac that is USB driven and can use a dock or direct USB plug no other power needed. Picked it up at Costco, good deal and been a good drive.
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