[Wolves] OT : need to find power supply for external hard drive.

Mark Croft croftyboy at googlemail.com
Sat May 15 08:34:12 UTC 2010

i will do some more investigations on the actually hard drive. I
thought that straight off that the drive was knackered but he was
convinced it was working on his computer. So I went over too prove him
wrong but it was me that was wrong. Its makes no noise at all when
connected too his computer. It was a bit of pain to format for some
reason , but after installing gpart and using that it went fine to
remove all the weird partitions on it. I am not what it was used for
b4 he got his hands on , but something very weird cos ubuntu only seen
10GB of it maybe it had been messed about with and had just a small
partition created on it but i was in a bit of rush and just wanted to
format too FAT32 too see if TV seen it.

"drug addict revenue generation centres" now that a name for a shop
too get us out of the recession.I am assume you on about cash
converters or similar?

that amazing if can pick up a caddy for £2


On 15 May 2010 09:13, Wayne Morris <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:
>  On 15/05/2010 06:17, Peter Cannon wrote:
>> I take it the unit draws power from the USB cable seeing as you say it
>> works on his, I'm wondering why you want a power cable if it works via
>> USB? Using an external power source will not make the 'noise' go away.
>> That's a bit like saying "The wheel on my car makes a right row but goes
>> away if I turn the volume on my car stereo up".
> You missed the point that it works *perfectly* plugged into one system,
> but not into another where it clicks, ditto into
> the usb port of some other gadget.
> USB only supplies a small amount of power, USB1 less than USB 2, often
> not enough to spin up a drive, hence the need
> for an external psu.
> It is clear from this that computer 1 is USB2, others USB1  - on USB2
> the drive has enough juice to spin up and run,
> not on USB1 - where it tries, fails and thus clicks.
>  >Trust me I do this for a living :-)
> And you don't know about power requirments for usb ;-)
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