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I have just been given a Maxtor 750gb separate hard drive but it has no power adaptor. Would i be able to use an adaptor from my 500gb Maxtor separate hard drive or will i have to purchase a new power adaptor ?

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By SEPARATE I am taking that to mean an external drive and not an internal mounted drive. If IT IS external the same power supply should work fine as the drive motors are the same in both models. IF IT IS Internal then the question is whether your power supply is molex or ATA.

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