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Budget $170 max

at least 80 gb

USB 2.0 (no external power cable, it needs to run off USB power)


Any help would be appreciated.
    
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No such thing. USB cables do not provide 12v or enough power to run a hard drive. You would be only able to get an external flash drive.
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are you sure because I'm fairly certain you can run a laptop HDD off usb 2.0 but i'm just checking around.

I know that you can run the laptop HDD off 2.0 but my problem is finding something that transfers faster than 100 mb/sec (i.e. sata laptop hdd with an inclosure that uses usb 2.0.)
    
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