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IronMac
09-01-2009, 05:03 PM
This is more for Dave...Dave, what USB bus powered external HD do you recommend as of today? Thanks.

dnanian
09-01-2009, 05:18 PM
I don't generally recommend any bus-powered USB drives: USB doesn't provide much power on the port, and I've found that can cause problems, especially with larger capacity drives.

Do you really need USB?

IronMac
09-01-2009, 05:24 PM
It's a long story but where I am right now (Singapore with British-style plugs, limited electrical converters and trans-Pacific travel) it's a lot more convenient.

dnanian
09-01-2009, 05:48 PM
Still can't really recommend any to you...

IronMac
09-01-2009, 06:12 PM
No worries Dave, just thought I'd ask. I do know to avoid the WD USB externals, now, though.