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My two front usb ports cant read usb hard drives

Hi, my two front usb ports can read usb hard drives. but its working on usb flash drives and thumb drives. its seems like the power its not enough. can some help me fix this without replacing the case of my cpu. note: the 4 usb ports at the back(the built-in from mobo) are working with usb hard drive.
i have a 120 GB ide usb hard drive.

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Some external USB drives require external power sources. Typically this is done either with an external power supply that connects to the drive or a second USB cable that connects to the drive and a second usb port on the pc. I have even seen one drive that comes with a Y cable. one end goes to the drive and the 2 usb plugs go to the pc.

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