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Solved: Benq dp 303 portable hard disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by b1ffyi59, Nov 29, 2014.

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  1. b1ffyi59

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    Hello,I have a Benq dp 303 portable hard disk with 75 gb capacity.It needs a transformer to be recognised on the usb port of a satellite receiver.I bought that hard disk about 10 years ago in China.I need to know how many volts it needs to work . My computer reads it well but the sattellite receiver needs it to be powered by a transformer.I could not find anything on the net.
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    Jean-Guy Roberge
     
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    I can't find any specs on that model. Having said that, it either needs AC power, or it doesn't. I've not seen a drive that works with or without AC power. They are either USB powered, or AC powered.

    Have you tested any other drive on the SAT receiver? Many devices don't support external (USB) devices, even though most of them have the physical ports. And those that do support them, often have limited support requirements.
     
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    Thanks for the fast answer.I will buy another hard disk self powered
     
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    Personally, I only recommend AC powered drives. USB supplied voltages can vary from device to device, and even from the same device as it ages. Which can affect drive operation and data integrity.

    Having said that, they are less hassle as you don't have to worry about the AC cord. It's a matter of personal preference.
     
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