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compEngineer0

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Powering External USB 2.5" Hard Drive
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:47:29 PM »
I just got an external 2.5" hard drive and it comes with a usb cable where one end has two usb connectors. i'm thinking the extra connector is for additional power, but is it required or recommend? it seems to work fine off of just one connector which is good because it is going in my car, but i just want to make sure.

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Re: Powering External USB 2.5" Hard Drive
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 06:58:15 PM »
well just answered my question. drive will power up fully in the car with only one usb. now i need to find a way to take 12v to usb.

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Re: Powering External USB 2.5" Hard Drive
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 08:37:58 PM »
You're right, double USB gives you more power, and as for adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/Zip-Linq-12V-Auto-Adapter-ZIPPWR-DC/dp/B000167V50