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Topic # 108802 5-Sep-2012 19:38
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If I have on board USB 3.0 sockets & a compatible 3.0 External HDD, do I still need to use both connectors to power?

Enclosure came with both a USB 3.0 plug (blue) and a secondary (white) one.

I would expect I do, but would just like to confirm. 


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  Reply # 681989 5-Sep-2012 20:01
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Maybe, it depends if the motherboard has per port PTC overload protection and how much power the drive takes.

If you try it without and the drive just ticks etc then whack the second one in. As USB 3 allows more power it should be sweet as tho.


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  Reply # 682002 5-Sep-2012 20:17
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Thanks. I will take a look at that. 

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