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Apricorn USB Power Adapter Y Cable AUSB-Y USB (Black/Grey)

3.9 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Apricorn
  • Model Number: AUSB-Y
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Left Connector Gender: Female
  • Right Connector Gender: Male

Product Description

pUSB Power adapter Y cable for use with the Aegis Family of products. Allows for power to be taken from 2 USB ports./p

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.9 x 6 x 1.7 inches
Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces
ASIN B000JIOHDE
Item model number AUSB-Y
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,892 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > USB Cables
#25,184 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Date first available at Amazon.com October 9, 2006

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Pros: Works like a charm.

Cons: a bit pricey.

I bought this because I needed more power than what was available in one USB port to power my Western Digital MyEssential external hardrive. The harddrive wouldn't work on my Dell laptop through one port.
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I bought it to power an external hard drive from my PowerBook laptop, which has two USB ports on either side of the keyboard. The Y pieces are too short to reach.

It seems to be a good quality cable though, at a great price.
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Even the portable drives I use may work fine from a standard cable, it's worth having this Y cable for when other drives need more power. I'll never be caught lacking of power for portable drives with my laptop. Good insurance.
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Many of the Y-Cables I have bought of Amazon.

This is the ONLY cable that I have found that delivers 1.7 Amps in both USB cables. Many of the other cables I have found don't even deliver 1.3 Amps using both connectors.

This cable is expensive, but if you need a fully functional Y-Cable that is able to deliver 1.7 Amps in both connectors, this is the only cable that I have found that can deliver.
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After testing with a variety of power supplies, I have discovered that grey connector labeled "power" will only pass 450 mA, regardless of the amperage available from the power supply. The other connector would go as high as 1800 ma from a 2A power supply. I wish this were reversed. It's a little disappointing.
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I purchased this product in order to use my external hard drive to back up everything on my computer. The hard drive would not work without additional power. This adapter cord worked perfectly. I was easily able to back everything up on my computer without losing power. The cord was exactly what I needed and worked great.
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My company needed to use external usb hard drives to get data off of our compact PCI processors, but the usb ports on the processors didn't provide enough power. We even tried 3rd party powered usb hubs, but that didn't help. This Y cable solved the problem, and so far has been 100% reliable. We tried one other brand, too, which only worked part of the time. With these Y cables, our hard drives get recognized in windows every time.
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Bought it because I got an Apricorn EZGig IV, and they did not include either this Y cable or power adapter--which is apparently needed for 7,200 RPM drives--as many have stated.

Ended up using a external power adapter, not this. Cable seems to be of good quality, but a bit short. However, like I said, I did not use it.

Apricorn should really include one with their enclosure, instead of selling separately--since without this or the external power adapter, it is underpowered.
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