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Seagate 160GB 2.5" Portable Hard Disk

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Feb 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Looks nice. I have 3 usb on my laptop one on the side and 2 on the back under a flap. I always use the one on the side as its easier to get too. If i had to use the 2 on the back id probably end up with it broken.
     
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  3. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    used this and its good. however i opted for a 320gb maxtor for £71.99 pc world :)
     
  4. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    heh I just bought a Generic 2.5" USB box with a WD 120G in it. But rather than use it as is I'm going to swap the 20GB in my lappy with the WD in the caddy when I return to the UK.
     
  5. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    so let me get this strait. it needs 1 AMP to run?! and its a 2.5inch laptop HDD?!!!

    surely this cant be right? you generally only require 500mA to run a laptop HDD so the rest must be used to power the blue light!

    or have a really missed a trick with this one? :lol:
     
  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Looks good, but my 80Gb Wester-Digital Passport drive only needs one USB port, and is slightly smaller, and cost under £50 from Amazon on a deal.


    Still, i love my portable HDD, and if this gets people go buy them, then it all good.
     
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    Max Amperage (Amps?). Spinup power is significantly more than idle running.
     
  8. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    USB is low voltage though (5.5v max?) so it'll probably be running it through a step-up transformer to double the voltage and halve the current back down to 500mA. (and in either case it's still consuming the same amount of power (W)). :thumb:
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Don't forget the power needed to power all that bluetooth/WiFi jiggery - that stuff isn't exactly low-power either... :)
     
  10. led_zeppelinzoso

    led_zeppelinzoso New Member

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    I have this drive, and I was suprised to find out that it works with only one USB pluged in, or just a normil USB cable, atleast on a desktop. I'm going to try it on a laptop sometime.
     
  11. Guest-16

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    Yea they work on 1 plug just fine most of the time, but you are maxing out that USB port.
     
  12. led_zeppelinzoso

    led_zeppelinzoso New Member

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    So... am I safe, or what? is it ok to do that???
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    You're probably safe, but remember that you're running on the ragged edge of what is and isn't supposed to be done, it's better off with 2.
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    I've been doing it for months on both laptop and PC with just one.
     
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