I have a Western Digital My Book Essential 1.5Tb HDD: Model Number: WDBAAF0015HBK-NESN.
I was wondering what kind of power supply this model needs. I bought two external drives, and one was not a WD product. I did not write the numbers down like I normally do, I moved the drives when I got them out of the box, so I mixed up their cords.
I read a knowledgebase article: The drive needs 12 Volts, 1.5 Amps, 18 Watts.
I was wondering about the Max value though. On the AC adaptors I have 1 says 0.5A Max, the 2nd one says .65A Max.
I am concerned about the drives potentially failing. How important is the Max value? I tried emailing customer support, they only talked about “The drive needs 12 Volts, 1.5 Amps, 18 Watts.”. They would not touch the Max value though. And they told me that the forums would be a potential help.
Does anyone know about electronics? Or have link to a reliable site?