1. Iman07's Avatar
    hey everyone. i bought a nice 250gb external hd. its a 3.5 in. i was wondering, is there a way to convert it to run strictly off my mac. i dont care if it drains my battery, i only use it when my mac is plugged into the outlet. basically i have to connect my HD to an outlet to power it. i wanna power it all off my macbook pro. is this possible?
    2008-05-10 06:42 AM
  2. screamforme02's Avatar
    i dont think its possible with a hard drive that has to actually plug into a wall. 3.5in is a standered hard drive right? u can buy little hard drives that are usb powered tho. im actually lookin at one of those, because i have one i need to plug into wall and it sucks cuz i always need 2 outlets
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    2008-05-10 08:19 PM
  3. harryding's Avatar
    buy an enclosure off new egg that is usb powered.
    2008-05-10 08:40 PM
  4. screamforme02's Avatar
    i dont think u can power a fullsize hard drive off usb they need like 12volts of constant power, and i dont think usb can do that, and if it can ur battery will be non exsistent
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    2008-05-10 08:54 PM
  5. john.methew4's Avatar
    thanks for the posted information i am really greatful to you all.............
    it had realy helped me..........
    2008-06-05 11:18 AM