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If you don't want an external power source, you're going to HAVE to look at portable drives. No standard 3.5" external drives are going to be able to be powered from the port.

That being said, portable drives are very recently breaking the 500GB mark. They're out there, but they won't be cheap.

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There's another 500GB one, but like I said, it's going to be HARD (if not impossible depending on what 2.5" SATA drives are up to technology-wise) to find one bigger than that.

edit: I just did a quick search because I was curious, and I don't think there is a hard drive that will meet your requirements. In 3-6 months, there should be, but it looks like currently 500GB is the limit for port-powered external drives.
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