WD MyBook 250GBa USB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JPT, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. JPT macrumors regular

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    Hey, does the WD My Book 250GB HDD require to be plugged into a wall to use it? Or can it just be plugged in with USB?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It has to be plugged into an outlet...it is not bus powered.
     
  3. JPT thread starter macrumors regular

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    aww :(
    Oh well, I'll deal with it lol Thanks :)

    Know of any good Ext. HDD w/ at least 200GB that will not require a power plugin? Just USB or preferably FW800.
     
  4. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    bus power

    The WD Passport is an attractive bus powered drive, but it only goes up to 160GB at the moment. Other than that I would check out the different product lines by Lacie.
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  5. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    the usb powered ones are usually 2.5" laptop drives, so never that big and cost a lot more!
     
  6. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    The Lacie Little Big Disk at 320GB is the largest I've seen. It is expesive though. For that price you could almost buy a 1TB drive.
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