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Pavilion x360 - m3 convertible
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to access a HDD removed from another HP notebook, using a USB3 to SATA adapter. I saw reports for the device that the USB3 port could supply enough external power for a SSD or notebook size HDD (requires only 5V@0.55A), which is what I want to do. But it raises the question, I have a full size SATA drive requiring 5V@0.72A, and 12V@0.52A. Is this available from my Pavilion x360-m3 laptop's USB3 ports? I didn't recall 12V even being on a USB port. Certainly I wouldn't want to fry something just trying it out...

 

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No a USB port on the laptop will power a 2.5 inch laptop drive with a simple adapter and no extra power needed. But to access a full-sized 3.5 inch drive you need a more complicated device...an adapter with its own power supply. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Converter-External-Universal-Function-Software/dp/B00EHDTRJ6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?...

 

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Thanks, I suspected that. I have an older USB2 adapter that has an external 5/12v "brick" to supply the disk's power needs, but either the interface has gone bad or the (Sabrent) interface isn't compatible with Win10. So I'm looking at USB3 adapters. I think the power brick will work with its adapter that lets me use the SATA power connector, and use a SATA data extension cable to the new adapter...

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