External Hard Disk: No External Power - To be used as a storage device for media player

Sushubh

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Have to gift it to a friend. He is looking for a 2TB drive though not sure if these devices can operate without external power. I understand that hard disks are unreliable piece of junk. So any model from any company can fail in a matter of days if not hours. Just want some options to consider if anyone knows about these things!
 

newuser990

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seagate,WD.both are good.

for without power you will need 2.5" ones.they will get power from USB.they come in 2TB size too if i am not wrong but are a bit expensive and not sure if they are easily available in india.
 

Sushubh

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the few models i saw... reviews complained about product description not being complete/accurate about the power requirement. so was looking for some specific models that are available through Flipkart/Amazon that I can just order and be done with it :)
 

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Seagate Backup plus Slim 2 TB model is getting good reviews and is available on both Amazon and flipkart. Probably the best option for usb powered hdd with 2tb capacity imo.
 


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rj27

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These are same models though the description for the first one seems confusing. Checking the part number in specifications suggest they are from same series STDR200030x where x denotes color code 1,2,3 etc.
 
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