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Hi. Years ago I bought a 160gb crossfire hard drive, but did not fit it up, so it has never been used. I am now trying to connect it up and get it working, but nothing happens. Model is USBXF 160, lot no JH5112. Does it need a power supply? Or a driver program? Please advise me. Is the small switch on the back an on off switch, if so is up on, or down on? Thanks. Kevin

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Yes. It does need a power supply. I highly recommend not using this product It will work for a while and eventually not be recognized. This drive currently fried on me. If you chose to get rid of it let me know. I need the circuit board from this drive inorder to get files off my fried hard drive.

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