View Full Version : USB Powered 3.5 or 5.25 Hard Drive Enclosure?
12-06-2007, 03:04 PM
I've been told they exist. Can anyone point me to them (preferably more than one location). Thanks ya'll
12-06-2007, 04:31 PM
Here 'ya go.
12-09-2007, 09:50 AM
All the usb enclosures that i can get from my suppliers have power packs with them, they are not powered from the usb port. I am not aware of any that are just powered from the usb, due to that the HDD and CD/DVD Rom needs a 12V and 5V power rail and the usb only puts out 5V. There would be large solid state drives that could be usb powered tho. Google it.
12-09-2007, 02:53 PM
I use a VanTec enclosure with a laptop hard drive in it. USB powered. I think you are right GraemeP as far as a desktop sized drive.
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