So, a year or so ago I bought an external hard drive enclosure, in order to be able to hook up the HDD that was in my old PC to my shiny new Mac Book Pro. That all worked fine at the time.
A year flies past, I need to look for something on that old HDD in the caddy, and dufus here had stuck it - complete with disconnected external power supply - into a box that had lots of other power supplies in it. Now I'm not sure which one to use; I don't want to fry the HDD, and if I can avoid simply chucking this caddy in the bin and buying another, that'd be great. The first thing I did was go to the manufacturer's site; what I bought was one of these
. But the PSU specs aren't in the information there, and (classy) the downloads don't work. And there's no way to contact the manufacturers I can see.
The HDD inside the caddy says 'RATED: 5V 500mA. 12V 700mA'. I've got several power supplies knocking round here which would fit (pin > socket wise), but none of them appear to say exactly that. (One says 'Output 12V' (then a squiggly line symbol I don't recognise) then 600mA). As you can tell I'm no expert at this :(
Is there a... standard for HDD's in caddies? Could I attach the one described above? Thanks for any help.