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Should USB cables to external hard drives be compatible?

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Hi,

Should USB cables to external hard drives be compatible?  I have a cable that works with a Western Digital expternal backup drive, but not with a Seagate external backup drive.  Please advise.
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Yes.  They should be the same.
The one difference that comes up is that some computers will not give out the full current (power) on the USB port.
Look for a cable that has the small end to go into the drive and at the other end has two x bigger pc USB plugs.  You then plug into two seperate USB ports on the computer and it can draw a little extra.
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Something like :

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=1502&sku=28108

(note this is not a recomendation - just the first shop I googled that had one)
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Thanks,
Joe
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