Can external harddrives be bus powered via firewire?

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  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    I guess the title says it all....



    Can external harddrives be bus powered via firewire?


    Thanks.
     
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  3. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the responses.

    So just the smaller ones, eh? Not the 3.5"s?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    3.5" drives require too much power and must be used with another power source.
     
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