So how do we find out the power requirement for those non-powered external hard drives? I looked @ Seagate's own website and nada; they said to check with your BR player manufacturer.
I thought that if I asked here I got better chance to stumble on a member who has tried it for himself.
It seems like a not so easy question, even knowing exactly which drive I'm asking for.
If I open the package and she won't work with my Oppo I'm stuck with it.
If I don't try I won't know, unless someone else has tried before with that same type of drive.
And if not, I have the choice of taking no chances, and simply return it for an exchange with an AC powered one.
But I really wanted to ask here first, because nowhere else could I get a straight and definitive answer. Even the guy who sold me the drive is totally clueless.
Yep, interesting the times we are living with all that USB stuff. Our laptops are powered by electricity, and battery, and our Oppo BR players are also powered by electricity (no battery though). And the USB ports of our electrical laptops work no problemo with un-powered external USB drives; just the USB connection has enough juice to power the drive mechanism.
* Our receivers and pre/pros don't offer AC outlets on their back anymore, our surge bars are already full, we live in the age of wireless and less cables possible.
USB is big. UHD is growing. Cell phones and portable PCs (laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones) are in the billions worldwide, and they all have USB ports.
Receivers and pre/pros have USB ports, turntables have USB ports, BR and DVD players, CD players, DACs, Room EQ systems, microphones, headphones, etc., etc., etc.
We are advancing tremendously, and yet there is so much more left to do...
We still need electricity, and power...AC power cords.
My Android didn't come with a USB charger, so I charge it with my modem, which has a USB 3.0 port.
But the other day my Internet service provider tech guy said to me to not charge it from my modem. Can I charge it from my old PC (15-years old)? It has few USB 2.0 ports, but I don't use that Windows XP computer no more...it is totally useless. And my laptop? I wish that my battery could last more than just two hours. I only plug it to charge it.
My Oppo 103 is always plugged; I don't need to move with it.