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Freecom 500 gb hard drive model number sspafg need a power supply i know its 12 volt but is it 12 volt 2amp dont know

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    joecoolvette Nov 05, 2012

    Suggest you just buy a new external enclosure, due to; A) Ease of access. Sold all over the place. B) Non-ease of access for the AC adapter that plugs into the Freecom II. (Availability ) C) Compare price. D) Just remove the harddrive, and install it in the external enclosure. Do not know if your Freecom II has a laptop sized harddrive inside, or a desktop size harddrive. Do not know if it is an IDE (PATA), or SATA harddrive inside, either. You will know once you open the Freecom II case. 2.5 external enclosure for a laptop size harddrive, (It's 2-1/2 inches across in Width. { 2.5 } ), or 3.5 external enclosure for a desktop sized harddrive. Label on harddrive will state SATA, or look manufacturer ID number up online. 12 Volts at 2 Amperes sounds about right. 12 Volts x 2 Amps = 24 Watts. Harddrive will use about 10 to 15 Watts, and you need to allow extra Wattage. (Harddrive has a motor inside. Spindle Motor )http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/... Also Freecom II, model number sspafg, does me no good. Post back in a Comment. Regards, joecoolvette

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Nov 06, 2012

    Always go with the voltage. Has to be 12 Volts. The Amperage can be 'fudged' a bit.

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