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I would like to find out the voltage and amperage of the simpletech 500gb external hard drive, I need to replace the power cord. thanks alot greg holland greg.holland@sbcglobal.net

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The Pinafarina unit requires 5 volts DC at 1 ampere.

This link will take you directly to the PDF user guide for your unit in case you misplaced it.

Hope that's helpful.

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