USB power limit on MBP

Co BOTH the usb ports on my Macbook provide a standard usb 2.0 1000ma?
Clive wrote on :

I have a C2D 2.16 Macbook Pro. I currently have a Freecom 80gb USB bus powered drive as a backup (data only).

I'm looking for a larger usb bus powered drive to do a complete drive clone (160gb internal drive) - 250gb+

Co BOTH the usb ports on my Macbook provide a standard usb 2.0 1000ma?

Thanks

Clive

Jaimie Vandenbergh replied on :

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 08:15:11 GMT, Clive clive@redacted.invalid wrote:

I have a C2D 2.16 Macbook Pro. I currently have a Freecom 80gb USB bus powered drive as a backup (data only).

I'm looking for a larger usb bus powered drive to do a complete drive clone (160gb internal drive) - 250gb+

You won't get it, unless you wait for a 2.5" 250gb+ drive. 3.5" drives are too power-hungry.

Co BOTH the usb ports on my Macbook provide a standard usb 2.0 1000ma?

Standard 500mA, but each will supply that. Total available is therefore 5W. 3.5" drives draw 12-20W on spinup, and 5-12W after.

Cheers - Jaimie
Jason N replied on :

Jaimie Vandenbergh wrote:

You won't get it, unless you wait for a 2.5" 250gb+ drive. 3.5" drives are too power-hungry.

Freecom have a 250GB 2.5 drive available. USB and FireWire.

Thinking of getting one myself. As well as my MacBook Pro I have an iBook Clamshell (the last 'Paris' version) and using the USB port is very painful as it is 1.1 only. It does have a FireWire 400 port though, but neither of my external drives have that option.

Jason.

Jaimie Vandenbergh replied on :

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:54:25 +0100, Jason N news@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jaimie Vandenbergh wrote:

You won't get it, unless you wait for a 2.5" 250gb+ drive. 3.5" drives are too power-hungry.

Freecom have a 250GB 2.5 drive available. USB and FireWire.

Fancy. I am behind the times!

J
Steve Firth replied on :

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

Freecom have a 250GB 2.5 drive available. USB and FireWire.

Fancy. I am behind the times!

It's also possible to roll one's own using a generic case and a 250Gb drive.

OTOH a 1TB USB/Firewire drive from Iomega can be had for about 180. Not that portable, but good value on the bang per buck.

Jaimie Vandenbergh replied on :

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:42:57 +0100, %steve%@redacted.invalid (Steve Firth) wrote:

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

Freecom have a 250GB 2.5 drive available. USB and FireWire.

Fancy. I am behind the times!

It's also possible to roll one's own using a generic case and a 250Gb drive.

Tosh have a 320gig sata 2.5" drive, released today. Blimey - I only stopped paying attention for a minute!

OTOH a 1TB USB/Firewire drive from Iomega can be had for about 180. Not that portable, but good value on the bang per buck.

Good old Iomega. Never had a bit of kit from them that didn't pop before it was retired.

Cheers - Jaimie
ray replied on :

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:42:57 +0100, %steve%@redacted.invalid (Steve Firth) wrote:

Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

Freecom have a 250GB 2.5 drive available. USB and FireWire.

Fancy. I am behind the times!

It's also possible to roll one's own using a generic case and a 250Gb drive.

Tosh have a 320gig sata 2.5" drive, released today. Blimey - I only stopped paying attention for a minute!

I just bought a Lacie Mobile 160gb with USB2 and Firewire 400 from Amazon. 72. Works a treat on the G4 Powerbook and iBook. It's about the size of the Palm Lifedrive but much lighter. Very nice.

OTOH a 1TB USB/Firewire drive from Iomega can be had for about 180. Not that portable, but good value on the bang per buck.

Good old Iomega. Never had a bit of kit from them that didn't pop before it was retired.

  Cheers - Jaimie
Sak Wathanasin replied on :

In article p4vqc3leoiboebt5nt8j24ukf7rpodglmv@redacted.invalid, Jaimie Vandenbergh jaimie@redacted.invalid wrote:

You won't get it, unless you wait for a 2.5" 250gb+ drive. 3.5" drives are too power-hungry.

I have a Western Digital 250 GB 2.5 in SATA drive in my Mini. Fujitsu do a 300 GB 2.5 in drive, but only 4200 RPM. I got mine from www.overclockers.co.uk.