Correct Power Supply for Toshiba HD?

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Hey guys,

I have an old Toshiba StorE Alu 3.5” external HDD (1TB):
Toshiba StorE Alu 3.5" 1TB HDD - Toshiba - PX1396U-3T01 - CMS Distribution - Independent Value-Added IT Distributor

I haven’t used it for ages and just want to make sure I am using the correct power supply with it. The spec of the one I think is the correct supply reads;

Model: DM5133
Input: 100-240V~50-60Hz 1.0A
Output: 12V—2A

On the back of the drive next to the power supply input it says "DC IN 12V/2A"

Is this the right supply or the drive?
 
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Ps, its a Dura Micro Inc AC adapter. I've tried looking online but am finding it difficult to match as its an old product
 

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That should work but I can be "electrically challenged" at times so you might want to wait for conformation before proceeding.
 
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Ps, its a Dura Micro Inc AC adapter. I've tried looking online but am finding it difficult to match as its an old product

Hi Josh - is that the AC adapter that came w/ the HD? If not, then the output of the 'new' one matches what is needed according to your specs, i.e. 12 V x 2 Amp - checked your link and below is a pic of the back of your drive showing its electrical requirements - but be sure to check the polarity needs (red arrow) - first the plug needs to fit and second, the inside and outside polarity (positive & negative) needs to match (see the second image below) - if all of those requirements are met, you should be good to go!

Now, this is a USB 2.0 HD - thus, keep in mind that if you are plugging it into a USB 3.0 slot on your computer, you will only get the slower transfer speeds - I've bought a half dozen external HDs in the last couple of years, all USB 3.0 - they are pretty cheap these days, small & compact, and run off USB power - a consideration. Good luck - Dave :)
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Hey Dave. I THINK this is the adapter which came with the drive but I can’t be sure which I why I wanted to double check;

The polarity symbols on both the back of the drive and on the Adapter both look like the “Centre positive symbol” image you attached. Does this mean the adapter will work?

many thanks,
Josh
 
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Hey Dave. I THINK this is the adapter which came with the drive but I can’t be sure which I why I wanted to double check;

The polarity symbols on both the back of the drive and on the Adapter both look like the “Centre positive symbol” image you attached. Does this mean the adapter will work?

Hi again Josh - putting the info given by you on the AC adapter into Amazon brings up the the device shown below - appears to be the original adapter that came w/ the drive - so give it a try. Dave :)
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Thanks a lot Dave. Tried it and it work fine!
 

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