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Can I swap HDD psu's?

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I have 2 external esata enclosures that have buzzing sound coming from the psu's.

I have couple of PSU's from my verbatim usb external noiseless.
Can I swap their psu's and is any specification I need to look out for?
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You can swap PSU's if:
1.) They are the same voltage
2.) They are rated for the same current or higher.
3.) The plug physically fits

If it does not meet those 3 conditions, your probaly break something.
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
You can swap PSU's if:
1.) They are the same voltage
2.) They are rated for the same current or higher.
3.) The plug physically fits

If it does not meet those 3 conditions, your probaly break something.
Agreed on all counts. Just to emphasize: all three conditions must be met.
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