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Usb port on Acer aspire 5050

I want to use a 250 gb external portable hdd on one usb port.What is the current spec for each usb port the Western Digital website says the usb port must be able to deliver 650ma.Can my Acer power this hdd

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Be safe rather than sorry, get yourself a Powered USB Hub.

One of the problems with USB is that a device is only allowed to draw up to 500mA of power (100mA on first connection). So, if you buy a non-powered hub, it will only support one high-power (500mA) peripheral, and the other ports on that hub may be useless. Plug a mixture of devices into a non-powered hub and some might work while others might not. Since people expect to be able to plug any USB device into any USB port, I think this is really bad. Using a powered USB hub generally eliminates the problem.

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