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external HDDs [few q's]

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by oxygenuk, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. oxygenuk

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    im looking at one of these type external hdds http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-0613535-4610817 and i have a few questions.

    1. how much wattage/electricity do they use when theyre on?
    2. can they be turnt off and/or put on standby?
    3. are they simple to use? (eg. like a memory stick (plug n play))

    overall im not really looking for a internal hdd so before you say it dont :rotfl: , and all im going to really use this for is data backup and other backup's that are like 2-4gb a peice ;) .

    any help greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Mr.D

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    1. dunno
    2. Aye.
    3.Aye.

    you'd do better with this in the computer forum.
     
  3. Kazuya Mishima

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    I've got a Buffalo 80 Gigabyte external HD which I use for backups. The operating instructions for it say "average power consumption 17W, maximum 25W" although I only put it on when I require to use it. The model I have can be set to "auto" which makes it come on when the main PC is on. At the moment it is off.

    As Mr. D said, you can indeed 'plug and play' , it's just like using a USB stick.
     
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    I have a WD 80Gb. I works like a memory stick if you have XP or 2000. Will need a driver for Win 98. It has an external PSU which will draw some power even when the unit is switched off on the front panel.

    Works well with a good transfer rate, great for backing up
     

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