I intend to use my SSD connected to the ESATA plug of my laptop.
but the back of my sandisk SSD shows 1.6A required , which means 8 Watts (1.5x5V).
Question: Can I use my (still unpacked) SSD on usb-power ( as I can get up to 1A on a special plug)?
or it simply won"t start, or worse I might incur a risk of failure (like a data-write failure) on a demanding task?
PS: A figure of 8 Watts is more consistent with what Anandtech finds for Drive power Consumption (over 4 watts for a sandisk extreme II) than with what is said on specs pages or what I could find on the forum (something like 0.2 watts i think).