Reply 15# tkaiser |
I think your suggestion is the same thing as mentioned in Post #12 by actkk2000.
Anyway, my OP was concerned with powering a 2.5 inch SATA SSD or HDD from the B-Pi and whether a 5V/2A power supply would be sufficient.
For me, I have no plans at the moment to connect a 3.5 inch HDD because, as balou1974 in Post #13 quite rightly pointed out, both 5V and 12V are required for that kind of drive. In that case, it's just simpler to find an old PSU from a desktop computer and use that to power it. Not as elegant or professional looking as the Cubieboard solution I grant you, but just as effective.