I'm running a Sager NP 4750 laptop.
I wish to buy 2 2.5" (notebook) disks, one around 60 GB, the other 100+ GB (preferably quite a bit more). I would like to mount these disks in UNpowered USB cases. Therefore, if my understanding is correct, each drive must consume no more than about 450-500 mA to run on a typical powered hub drawing 1 amp through a power supply and additional power from the on-board USB.
1. Is my power estimate reasonable under the circumstances? (Ask more questions if needed !
2. Does anyone know who (manufacturer, other vendor) makes such drives that really do consume low power, at or below the target I've expressed.
3. Does anyone recommend a brand/model for the cases to put them in? I'm presently looking at the CPUE205 and CPUE215 (adds firewire) from CP Technologies (www.cptechusa.com
), but I'm totally open-minded.
4. Has anyone used the little USB hub (for its size, not its capacity) from the same vendor, model CP-UH-135? Other recommendations?
Thanks to all!