Don't know which cable(s) go where.

June 15, 2011 at 20:03:47
Specs: Windows XP
what cables do I need to connect my Maxtor external hard drive. I have several cables going to vairous items which have been in storage and I don't know which cable(s) go to the Maxtor.

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June 15, 2011 at 21:51:27
An external hard drive is usually USB. If so, then any USB port on the machine should suffice.

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June 16, 2011 at 08:39:53
If the external drive is self powered (no AC power connector) then it may have a cable with 2 USB connectors on one end. If so, connect both the unused USB ports.

If the external is AC powered the cable is keyed, you can only connect the power one way. Same goes for the USB cable.

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