Question about Seagate 500GB USB 20 5400RPM Portable 500 GB Hard Drive
Be careful, not all 12 Volt adaptors are the same. Some put out AC voltage and others DC. You need a 12 V DC adaptor. The adaptors are polralized, that is one output wire is + 12 V and the other is - 12V.. If you connect it backwards you can blow your hard drive.
If your not sure regarding correct polarity, consult a technician who knows how to use a voltmeter.
Also, the current rating of the replacement adaptor must be equal to or greater than the currenr rating of the original. Example: Old adaptor = 375 Ma. , New adaptor = 750 Ma. This would be OK.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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