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

stuart bell sailing1 at gmail.com
Sat May 15 17:46:02 UTC 2010

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.


If you suspect that your problem is power from the USB port, you could
try the drive in a powered hub?


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