USB 1.1 only on your laptop?
Originally Posted by Todd & Christina
i can't seem to track down a Y-cable that will take power from two USB ports on my laptop to power this thang.
Luckily...! I dont think it will do any good to ur devices...
Probably you dont get enough power because your ext HD is a USB 2.0 device.
USB 2.0 devices like HDs require considerably more power than what the standard USB 1.0 (1.1) can deliver.
Otherwise you can try with a hub with external mains supply.
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