Does a LaCie Rugged 2'5" 1TB HDD need a power connection?

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  1. PFDarkside macrumors newbie

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    Question in the title... Does the standard LaCie Rugged 1TB 2.5" USB3/USB2 drive need a power connection or can it be powered through the USB cable?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. apd macrumors member

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    No it doesn't need a separate connection, although they do usually come with a separate USB power cable. Don't bother buying a USB 3 device for the MBP - extra money for nothing.
     
  4. PFDarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I can tell there is a USB2/3 version and a USB/FW version. The USB is a bit cheaper. I will be using it for both TimeMachine backup and transferring files between PCs and the MBP. (different partitions)

    I figured it was powered through USB, but it includes a USB->Power cable also. I'd like to power through the data line exclusively.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you read the link I posted? It's very clear:
     
  6. PFDarkside thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, thanks.
     

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