|I've had a power adapter to an external hard drive go bad. The hard drive itself still works fine, and I have another casing/adapter I can put the hard drive into, but I'm concerned about the power output from the adapter frying the drive. Since I'm hardly an expert on electricity, I wanted some other opinions.|
The dead power adapter has the following printed on it:
Input: 100-240V, 50-60 Hz 0.85A
Output: 5V - 1.5A, 12V - 1.5A
The working power adapter has the following:
Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz 2A
Output: 5V - 2A, 12V - 2A
The dead adapter also only has 5 pins compared to the working's 6 pins... it only has one +12V line instead of two.
Are the extra amps going to fry the drive?