I have this drive:
and misplaced the power supply for it. I'm trying to figure out if it's safe to use another power supply I have for a different external hard disk, with this one. The other power supply I have is called a "switching adapter"; it's for a Western Digital 'My Book' external hard drive; it has input of 100-240v- 50/60Hz, and output of 12v -- 2A.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks very much in advance!
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Is this a new hard drive that you are using? Once plugged in, you can right click on My Computer and choose Manage. From here select Disk Management under Storage. If the USB or Firewire cable work properly, you will see the drive listed. Here you can Format it and assign a drive letter. Here is the instructions from Seagates website. http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/iguides/external/engl_qsg.pdf And here is the link for product support. http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Installation_Assistance&vgnextoid=dce3b27d0434e010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD