Power a USB hard drive without powered USb port? Answered
Hi guys, as the title suggests, i'm looking for some help powering my USB hard drive without a powered port.
I have a Raspberry pi that I'm using as a home server and a 250gb laptop hard drive in an enclosure. I tried disconnecting the data wires on a USB cord and using a split USB cable that came with the enclosure with no success. From what I understand, the cable is specifically for ports that only output 3v @ 500mA. Does anyone have experience with this? any ideas or guidance?