Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Can NSLU2 power external USB drives without their own dedicated PSU?
- Øyvind Repvik wrote:
> Jeff Odell wrote:They also have 12 Volt motors that draw about a quarter AMP. Closer to
> > 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.
an AMP at startup.