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I have a 1000GB Maxtor Basics external drive. In a move, I have mislaid the power input cord. Can you tell me what transformer is required - in other words what should the input voltage be? Thank you.

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Power Supply: 12V 2Amps, + inside.
STM310005EHD301-RK external hard drive power supply

Here is a picture as well.
I have a 1000GB Maxtor Basics external drive.  In - ghosttechx.jpg

Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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  • Richard E Philemon Jr Apr 06, 2011

    He is right, but also you can use any 12V power sullpy, as long as the + is inside from any ex HD kit or from any printer's as long as your not using it. But make sure that the + is inside.

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