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what is the mean of about hard disk bus power in segate

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for Mac

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for Mac

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    Bus Powered in this case means you don't need a power supply. You just need the USB 3.0 cable and you're ready to use the drive. However, I called Apple Support and questioned if this was true of this particular device. I was told to assume that it needed the provided power supply. I was hoping it was provided for use with USB 2.0 devices. (That may still be the case.)

    Also, note the manufactures part number ending in 901. Seagate, from what I could find does not carry that part number. (STCB3000901) They do have part number STCB3000900. (ends in 900 not 901)

    And what about the warrantee? From what I can tell from the Seagate site it should be two years not three. It might be worth following up with Seagate first if these issues concern you.