Searching for ext. hard drive USB 2.0 w/ext. power supply?

Jul 19, 2018
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I have DISH TV with the DVR. I can, and have, connected a external hard drive to the DVR. The hard drive, RIP, died. I am now looking for a external hard drive USB2.0. The hard drive must have an external power supply (required). I think I can get away with USB2.0/3.0. Someone please help. Before I can investigate transferring ALL the movies and such from the dead hard drive, I need to have something to transfer the data to. Steve Furlan, So. Calif.
 

Barty1884

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USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, so no need to focus on a 2.0 drive specifically.

Some options:
1. Pick up an enclosure for a 3.5" drive and you can purchase any internal HDD to populate it with (some offer greater speed, others longevity etc)
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5-inches-SATA-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B01MZC303G

2. Find a "desktop" external HDD - the vast majority are powered. Then, it's just a matter of capacity.
Right now, a 3TB WD MyBook is $117 US.
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235159&cm_re=external_hard_drive-_-22-235-159-_-Product

Probably a little overkill for your needs, a 1TB might be a better option - but they're becoming harder to come by as USB3.0 can power a 1TB drive easily.
 

Barty1884

Admirable
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USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, so no need to focus on a 2.0 drive specifically.

Some options:
1. Pick up an enclosure for a 3.5" drive and you can purchase any internal HDD to populate it with (some offer greater speed, others longevity etc)
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5-inches-SATA-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B01MZC303G

2. Find a "desktop" external HDD - the vast majority are powered. Then, it's just a matter of capacity.
Right now, a 3TB WD MyBook is $117 US.
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235159&cm_re=external_hard_drive-_-22-235-159-_-Product

Probably a little overkill for your needs, a 1TB might be a better option - but they're becoming harder to come by as USB3.0 can power a 1TB drive easily.
 
If you are going to try to transfer the files from the old drive you can get an external hard drive dock. If the drive itself is OK then you can use it with the dock. If not then you won't be able to transfer the files off it without some very expensive service.
ALWAYS back up your content. Hope it's all replaceable.
 
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