Ok my current configuration has both a self powered external hard drive (Western Digital WD2500JB), and a self powered DAC (Teac UD-H01). The hard drive is becoming slow and I'm in fear it will fail with all my music being lost. I have another drive that's USB powered drive I could use, but I'm curious if this will have any effect on the performance of music playback when my DAC is also connected. Since the DAC is Self-Powered I'm assuming it won't be as big of an issue as if they were both powered by USB. But I just wanna be sure.
Edited by TJ Max - 2/5/13 at 12:04pm