USB Powered hard drive?

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  1. MyBigToe

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    I have a bunch of unused 80-160gb hard drives and id like one to store some movies and music to watch/listen to through my 360, but i dont need yet another plug to go into my mesh of power cables.

    Is there any way to have a usb powered hard drive? i know the 360 powers the controllers through the play and charge kit, so dont see why it wouldnt be possible to add a hard drive that can be powered and read/write via the usb port.

    Also, would the drive be accessible through the network (via FTP or windows)?
     
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    I think they all require more power than is provided by usb so will have to have extra power cable
     
  3. MyBigToe

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    i thought a 360 could only read drives directly connected or on a PC?
    If thats not the case, thats the way around it i think
     
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    It will be read only so network, access no.

    As for power someone would have to check the physical specs for USB to be sure but I suspect no, not enough juice for a HDD.
     
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    ive got a 160gig wd external hard drive thats powered by usb and it works just fine :)
     
  6. zombie_donkey

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    For about £30 you can get a HD case that will take a 3.5" drive, I am sure I saw one that can use USB power in PC Hell.
     
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    ill have a look, thanks
     
  8. Larkin78

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    Scarylion, what model is this? I couldn't find any thing bigger than 2.5". Is this a 3.5" HDD?
     

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