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Old 08-04-14, 11:17 AM
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Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

I need a new 4tb external HD for my videos. Is there one that exists without a power adapter? I'd like it to be self-powering if thats possible.
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

No. USB-powered hard drives are Laptop hdds, which currently max out at 2tb.

Odds are you'll be seeing thumb drives that big before hdds.
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

I wouldn't recommend backing up that much data to one drive as it is, even if it were possible. You already need backups to your backups.. that seems cost prohibitive.
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

Originally Posted by namrfumot View Post
I need a new 4tb external HD for my videos. Is there one that exists without a power adapter? I'd like it to be self-powering if thats possible.
Since I was just ranting about this in another thread...

HD = High Definition
HDD = Hard Disk Drive

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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-449-_-Product

This actually takes two 2 TB drives and puts them in RAID. Review -

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate...ortable_review
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
Since I was just ranting about this in another thread...

HD = High Definition
HDD = Hard Disk Drive

My BR collection is in HD!
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

Be careful with RAID drives. If/when a drive fails, data recovery is much harder with RAID sets.

And aside from not having to deal with an AC cord, AC powered units are more reliable.
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Re: Is there an 4tb external USB HD that doesnt require a power adapter?

Originally Posted by Dogg View Post
Be careful with RAID drives. If/when a drive fails, data recovery is much harder with RAID sets.
Particularly RAID 0, which that dual-drive enclosure is. Basically, since it's two drives, and you need both working in order to recover any data, the enclosure is twice as likely to fail as a single drive one. RAID 1 is recovery friendly, as it's just mirroring, but it's half the capacity of the two drives combined.

Keep in mind that you should always have two copies of any data you want to keep. So if you're keeping some data solely on externals, you should get two externals and copy the data to both.

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