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External USB Drive Power

  • Peripherals
  • USB
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  • External USB
Last response: in Computer Peripherals
August 2, 2013 10:01:02 AM

For external drives that need 2 USB ports to run, can I plug one port into the computer for the data connection and one into one of the AC to USB wall warts for additional power?

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August 2, 2013 10:07:25 AM

I believe so.
I see no danger in testing this.

I'm not certain how it is configured though. One of the USB connections may be for DATA + POWER whereas the 2nd one may be POWER ONLY. If it doesn't work, try switching them.