Mac Mini powerful enough to run WD my passport?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jtrang1, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. jtrang1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about getting a WD my passport ultra portable 4 tb external hd to use with my late 2012 mac mini. Will the mac mini 3.0 USB port have enough power to power up the passport without any issues?
     
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  4. hallux macrumors 68030

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    They work on MBP laptops, the Mini should be no problem.
     
  5. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    I have two(2) WD Passports and "Niguno Problemas".
     
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  7. nikolajlr macrumors member

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    I have 3 of the older WD My Passport 2 TB on USB3 and 1 on Firewire (apparently not manufactured anymore), all bus-powered. Never have had issues. Mac Mini late 2012.
     

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