what cable do i need for external hdd

  bumpkin 19:25 29 Aug 2018
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I have an external 1TB HDD that I have not used for a while. I now want to use it for backing up but can't find a suitable cable even though I know I have 2 somewhere. I will buy another one but not sure what it is. Standard USB one end and the other is same size but split into 2, one for data and one for power. Had a look on ebay but with so many cables available I could refine the search if I new what it is called.

  KEITH 1955 23:10 29 Aug 2018

you have answered your own question you know what the split cable does..... contact the makers and just ask them what cable you require.

  wee eddie 00:41 30 Aug 2018

This should be what you need href this works

  wee eddie 00:43 30 Aug 2018

I'll try again when I'm on my PC tomorrow

  wee eddie 01:12 30 Aug 2018
  bumpkin 10:27 30 Aug 2018

Thanks for the links but it is neither of those. There is only one connector on each end, one is standard USB and the other (same size) looks like std usb but is slightly different. The ones I have but can't find were used for connecting external drives. Yes this drive is 2.5".

  lotvic 11:41 30 Aug 2018

wee eddie and rdave13, why have your links got a buy.geni.us proxy link at front of Amazon URL?

Or, if it is just me, could I have a problem on my smartphone?

  Aitchbee 12:11 30 Aug 2018

There's some more here.

click here

  bumpkin 12:12 30 Aug 2018

Found it, this is the one click here thanks for your help.

  Secret-Squirrel 12:19 30 Aug 2018

wee eddie and rdave13, why have your links got a buy.geni.us proxy link at front of Amazon URL?

Chaps, the forum software automatically intercepts Amazon links and converts them. Tech Advisor gets paid if someone buys the product via one of those modified links.

  lotvic 13:01 30 Aug 2018

Ditto, thanks for that Secret-Squirrel

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