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    Advanced Slacker slacker361's Avatar
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    sata external cable for external HD for the macbook air

    Hey guys just got my wife a macbookair and for those that dont know it has two usb ports on on each side of the machine. The problem is the sata external cable that use two usb's isnt big enough to reach around to each side of the machine , there for back up are slow, do they make longer cable ?
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    i think the second plug is just fro extra power to supply enough power to the drive if needed, I doubt it doubles the transfer speed, I have a few of these cables around. Worse case scenario. Get an extender and plug it into on of the plugs

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