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USB External HardDrive - Connecting Question


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samiamnurnot

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The manufacturer (SeaGate) directions say "Do not connect external drive to USB port on the front of the tower." I'm just curious - Why not? What could happen?

Thanks in advance! =D

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Generally, front side usb ports aren't powered as well as rear ones, so if you connect a device that requires a lot of power to a front side port, there's a good chance that it will malfunction.
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Generally, front side usb ports aren't powered as well as rear ones, so if you connect a device that requires a lot of power to a front side port, there's a good chance that it will malfunction.


Okay, that makes sense, but does it make a difference if the device has a separate power supply (i.e., it plugs into the wall socket)? Not to be a pain, but I'm really curious, and the manufacturer didn't explain anything. It just says "don't do it".

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Im not sure but i think it might because of the amount of data that you might be transferring over the bus.
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