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SLR2009
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Registered: ‎05-22-2010
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How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

Hi, I have five 2 TB Western Digital Elements External Drives and 2 My Book external drives. I have a Western Digital TV Live Media Player and I would like to plug 6 of my drives into the Media player at the same time but I was concerend that they would use a lot of power. How much power does one 2 TB Western Digital Elements Drive use? How much power would six 2 TB External Hard Drives plugged in to the power outlet at the same time use. Do they use alot of power?

 

Thanks

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ThePizzaMatrix
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Re: How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

I would not do that if I were you....

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SLR2009
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Registered: ‎05-22-2010
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Re: How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

May I ask why?

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TSK-REAPER
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Registered: ‎03-26-2011
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Re: How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

i work on hard drives and i had 10 hard drives hooked up to my pc at one time short story 4 of the hard drives work now so do the math

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SLR2009
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Re: How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

I appreciate the help. Is it then best best to power them down when not in use?  These externals will be plugged into a USB Hub hooked up to a WD TV Live Media Player.

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TSK-REAPER
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎03-26-2011

Re: How much power do my 2 TB WD External Drives use?

yes if your not useing them then unplug them this will

1.save power

2.the drive will last longer

3.and keep the drive cool

 

 

this is a solution

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