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Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Can NSLU2 power external USB drives without their own dedicated PSU?

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  • Gerald L. Clark
    ... They also have 12 Volt motors that draw about a quarter AMP. Closer to an AMP at startup.
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 7, 2005
      Øyvind Repvik wrote:
      > Jeff Odell wrote:
      > > My Slug can power one 2.5" HDD via the usb port. When I added a
      > > second 2.5" HDD, I had to add a power supply. You milage may vary if
      > > you use a 3.5" disk.
      > >
      > > Jeff
      >
      > So far I have yet to see a 3.5" drive powered by USB. The power
      > requirements for 3.5" disks are generally way too huge for the USB spec
      > to handle (500mA max).
      >
      > I'm currently running my iPod as my rootdisk (as a temporary measure).
      > It charges itself while also serving as a disk.
      >
      > Øyvind
      >
      They also have 12 Volt motors that draw about a quarter AMP. Closer to
      an AMP at startup.
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