How Many Watts of Electricity does a Portable Hard Drive use?
Real power-use measurements from a portable hard drive.
By Rob Cockerham |
How Much Power does a Portable Hard Drive use
Portable Hard Drive: 6 Watts
- This portable hard drive, or backup drive, has electronic components and a motor to spin the drive. It uses about 6 watts when it is spinning the drive, down to near zero when it is not spinning.
- varies from 0 to 6 watts
- Watts: 6
- Kilowatts: 0.006 Kw.
- cost per minute: 0 hundredths of one cent (0 ¢)
- cost per hour: 7 hundredths of one cent (0¢)
- cost per day: 1¢
- cost per month: 11¢
Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.