Somewhere in the computer shuffle, the fireproof backup drive stopped working.
This afternoon (after it was too late for an impromptu run to a store), I got around to extricating it and its cables and having a look.
Its AC adapter claims to put out 12V at up to 2A.
My voltmeter says the adapter is putting out a bit under 3.7V with no load. Think this might cause issues?
So, another under-the-desk lump needs replacement. While I'm at it, perhaps I should make sure the drive's fan is still in working order... and maybe open the thing up and clean out all the cat hair.
At some point, I might even want to replace the drive within the fireproof housing - I believe it's a standard 3.5" SATA drive - with something new, maybe higher capacity, and with all the modern power-saving features (it's powered up continuously, but only, in the normal course of events, used for maybe an hour every night, so having the drive go into a deep power-saving state would be helpful, and using something that's designed for low power rather than high performance is in order).