Lacie Hard Drive in new enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rekleiner, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. rekleiner macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello Everyone,

    I have a Lacie 750 GB hard drive, basically an older version of this: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10270

    It's powered by an AC adaptor while it's plugged in by USB.

    My question is, would I be able to move to hard drive to a new enclosure and not have to use external power? What is the purpose of the power?

    Sorry for sounding unexperienced, but I really don't know much about drives.

    Thanks,

    Elliott
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    USA
    #2
    The issue is USB does not supply sufficient power for the drive. It is unlikely to work on bus power USB or otherwise being a desktop drive not a laptop drive.

    Cheers
     

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