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Seagate today announced the launch of its Innov8 USB-powered desktop hard drive. The external 8TB hard drive does not need to be plugged into a power outlet. USB 3.1 enables the Innov8 drive to thrive off bus power. No dedicated power source or adapter required.
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wow, Now if that isn't a NAS itself I don't know what is.
It's not a NAS, since it's not Network Attached Storage"
No, wait... it's, it's, it's an USBAS
The rather HUGE caveat being that your USB controller must be USB-3 and rated for max power output. 900mA or 4.5W at 5v. This is one of the things that USB-3 was meant for. But there will be many, many complaints from people plugging this into a PC port and having power-related issues. And of course none of them will read the instructions where it says it MUST be used on the USB-3 port.
The provided cable will be USB-C to USB-C so people would have to buy and use special adapter cables in order to plug it into older USB ports, so that doesn't seem like a big problem, unless Seagate also includes adapter cables with this harddrive which I consider unlikely.
It's amazing the capacity of these things nowadays.
The lack of a power supply would make it a great device for connecting to a TV as a recorder although 8TB is a bit much for that sort of use unless of course 4K UHD broadcasts take off.
Lost a TB drive once, just went to sleep and never woke up, along with a MB. Now there was what we thought a huge amount on that drive, some we found out years later still. Brand new board, brand new drive.