Portable hard drives are really great, except that being portable, they can be subject to extra wear and tear. That's all well and good for the expensive part that's engineered to withstand the abuse, but what about the cheap cable they included? They don't always last as long.
Grab yourself a spare or a replacement right here! This 60cm USB 2.0 cable is designed specifically for external hard drives which require additional power to run. This situation can come up on older HDDs which were more thirsty, or if your USB sockets throttle power output (like on some laptops).
Basically, if your external hard drive came with a Y-cable like this one, then you're all set to replace it and use our fully shielded aftermarket option in the same way. Good for any portable HDD which has a 5-Pin 'Mini B' type socket as pictured. Runs to two regular Type-A USB jacks at the other end for use with your PC or laptop.
Cable Chick Tip: Not all portable hard drives have Mini-B 5 Pin USB ports, so check your device or manual for compatibility before purchase.