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Power For WD 5000H1U Drive

Have misplaced the power supply and need to knoiw what it takes. Need to know volts and amperage.

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  • rickwatts Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem, hope some kind person will copy off the supply specifications and an example of the brand name for all of us.



    RickWatts@juno.com

  • joemav57
    joemav57 Sep 11, 2012

    12 volts - 1.5 AMPS - 18 watts

  • joemav57
    joemav57 Sep 11, 2012

    12 volts - 1.5 amps - 18 watts

  • joemav57
    joemav57 Sep 11, 2012

    BTW, you can order one at Western Digital for $9.99 Make sure you have the model and serial numbers available

  • joemav57
    joemav57 Sep 11, 2012

    1 (800) 275-4932 Western Digital support toll free number

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and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

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and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

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