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Originally Posted by skaheadpunk View Post
Hmm... does it not work either way? I have a USB powered enclosure with my old HDD in it and it will only work with them one way round (owing to less power on the back port, so far as I know). It's something to do with the rear port already being on some class of internal hub.
Tried both ports, I'm curious if firewire would supply more power, not sure if they come in MINI b though, haven't used firewire before. Worried now because I've been testing the external HD so much, plugging in and out, hoping it's not getting corrupted because of the improper unmounting.. even though it was technically never mounted because it was never recognized.

I did just find this, I think it's what I need:
http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-B-Mini-5...QQcmdZViewItem

It's a dual USB connector, one USB cord powers one is data transfer. This is what most simpletech drives come with anyways..
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