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Power supply I cannot seem to find the power supply for this drive. I have a few of the enclosures but cannot locate the power supply. Any source for the power supplies? Does not seem to be a standard power supply...

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Bshanker, I have two of these enclosures. The original PS is labeled "Orange Micro Inc", model PA-215. Output is +5V@1.5A, +12V@1.8A. Sorry, no pinout.

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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Re: power supply

Bshanker, Is it an External Power Supply? Is the power supply part of the power cord? I have a few different models and some have built in powersupplies, some have external. Good Luck, Tim

Posted on Feb 07, 2007

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Xp does not need them but check the information below before you panic.

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
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My solution is to unplug the whole unit from the wall when you don't use it. That give the crappy power supply time to cool down, so next time when you turn it on, it'll start from cold. This solutoin worked for my 300G Seagate drive. For my smaller WD drive, it doesn't require cold start. I guess it makes sense, as bigger drives require more current to spin up.

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