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External hard drive help

 
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Feb 09, 2013 21:21 |  #1

Will a self powered external hard drive bought from America work overseas (i.e Australia)?
i didnt think there would be a problem since it was powered by the usb port and not a power supply/outlet but just making sure before i go and buy one.


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Feb 09, 2013 21:58 |  #2

Should work just fine since the USB spec is 5 V. In fact, most externally powered drives come with bricks that handle anywhere from 100-240V and 50-60 Hz, so effectively anywhere but European lavatory outlets (which, for some reason, may be up to 400 Hz).


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Feb 09, 2013 22:06 |  #3

Jon wrote in post #15592871 (external link)
Should work just fine since the USB spec is 5 V. In fact, most externally powered drives come with bricks that handle anywhere from 100-20V and 50-60 Hz, so effectively anywhere but European lavatory outlets (which, for some reason, may be up to 400 Hz).

Thanks for that Jon!!


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Feb 10, 2013 01:43 as a reply to  @ nathan549's post |  #4

Just follow the basic rule:

Computer devices run on captive smoke. If you do anything to let the smoke out, they won't run.

Your USB-powered external drive will work fine.




  
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