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Can I connect a (Seagate) 500 gb hard drive to a laptop with just a USB?

Post by Clueless on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:35 pm

I seem  to see SATA to USB connectors but nothing for the power which is 4 pins.

I'm thinking this large gb drive may need too much power to work with a laptop.

Anyone know about this stuff?

Thanks


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Post by Intercasa on Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:40 pm

You need a case to make internal external
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Post by jrm30655 on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:07 pm

If you can wait a week, I'll have a case that I'll give you. I presume that you are talking a 3.5" drive.

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Post by Clueless on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:28 am

jrm30655 wrote:If you can wait a week, I'll have a case that I'll give you.  I presume that you are talking a 3.5" drive.

No, this is a HD that came out of a P.C. It's 5.5" X 4". I can get the SATA to USB cable, but the problem is the power.

Maybe it can't be done??
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Post by ltollefs on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:28 pm

Connect the drive via the sata port to the laptop and connect the power to a PC (internally). I've done this many times. It gets a little crowded but it works like a charm.
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Re: Can I connect a (Seagate) 500 gb hard drive to a laptop with just a USB?

Post by jrm30655 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:55 pm

Clueless wrote:
jrm30655 wrote:If you can wait a week, I'll have a case that I'll give you.  I presume that you are talking a 3.5" drive.

No, this is a HD that came out of a P.C. It's 5.5" X 4". I can get the SATA to USB cable, but the problem is the power.

Maybe it can't be done??

That's a 3.5" drive (the size of the internal disks). I have a case I'll give you. I have a multiple case coming down in the next couple of days and you can have the old case. Bring the drive and I'll even install and check it.


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