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WHAT IS THE INPUT VOLTAGE AND AMPS OF A 500 GB WD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE. I LOST MY ADAPTER

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You can normally buy a replacement adapter from Western Digital from this link, but they are out of stock at the moment.
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=240

As an alternative place to purchase this, it looks like you can buy it on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/GEP-Adapter-Western-Digital-External/dp/B004IG548U

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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Yes, this model is certainly compatible with Windows 7.
If you've lost the AC adapter and need to replace it, the most important things to look at are:
1) the size of the plug
2) the input voltage of the drive
3) the minimum current in Amperes (A) or milliAmperes (mA) required

For units manufactured after June 1st 2008, these are the requirements:
12 Volts
1.5 Amps
18 Watts

Western Digital recommends only using original WD power adapters.

See here for more information: https://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1378/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzg3MTQwNTQxL3NpZC9aNG1NbVZIbA%3D%3D

Tip: sometimes you can find a cheap and original power adapter on eBay or Craigslist or Kijiji.
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* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

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