Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday April 02, 2016

World's First USB-C Powered 8TB External HDD

Yeah, it’s a Seagate, but the wafer design is interesting and it doesn’t need a power cable.

The drive is available in an 8TB storage capacity and does not require any power cable to operate, using only a single USB Type-C connector as a source of both power and data. Seagate claims that in the world of consumer electronics, there is an abundance of external hard drives that still require additional power adapters, and with technologies like 10Gbps USB Type-C capable of delivering up to 100 watts at 20 volts over a single cable, this really does not have to be the case anymore.