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Originally Posted by skaheadpunk View Post
So the drive uses one port or two normally?
When I used it on the iMac I just used one USB connector, as it originally came with the dual USB cord pictured in the eBay auction. However I since got rid of the cable because it worked fine with just the one port (yes, stupid.. I know) I'm assuming the drive worked fine with the iMac because it was a very powerful desktop and there was plenty of power going to the USB drives so it was fine with one. Simpletech drives apparently need a lot of power, it does have a power input but it didn't come with a power cord so it seemed optional. Their hotline said to plugin both USB cords to supply more power. I assume this means one is for power, one is for data transfer. Only tricky thing now is, the two USB ports on my MBP are on either sides, so the cord on the eBay page definitely won't reach.
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