I’m thinking about buying an unpowered USB hub to split a single USB port in order to run two separate 500GB WD Elements hard drives. Both hard drives are USB powered only.
Can anyone tell me the minimum required amperage that a single 500GB WD Elements requires to function properly? Most USB 2.0 ports output a maximum supply of 500mA, which would split to equal 250mA for each hard drive. Would that be enough power?