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Looking for something like an external PSU so that i can connect external hard drives.

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I hate how these external 3.5" Hard Drives come with these bulky power transformer cables, [see example pic. below] that take a lot of space, and i just wonder if there is something like an external power unit, that i can connect multiple external hard drives with a simple cable from one end to another. Would you happen to know a solution or mod like that?

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but in all seriousness, i doubt it, something like that would be for such a small market, i dont see anyone mass making them, although they might be out there,
   
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Not really what you're asking for but if you can use standard internal disks instead then you could use something like this docking station.
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The whole point of these cable is to convert the 240v from the wall to the voltage needed for this disc to function right? Am i getting this right? Also do different external drives use different input voltage/currents? If not the all that is not is a power supply that can feed the appropriate input voltage top the discs. If this is not massively produced then could there be an accessory that downconverts the voltage from the psus outputs?

I already got 5 external drives, and i want to keep adding new ones, now that usb3 have appeared and give good speeds. I dont really trust all these noname plastic docks that keep appearing.
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You could try finding a generic 12V power brick that can supply enough current to all of your hard drives and power that from there. The same would have to go for a 5V power brick. It would also help if you could solder everything together. Otherwise you could use USB power though that is only limited up to 500 mA for USB 2.0. Check the current usage for each drive and see what they add up to.
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