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I recently bought a Maxtor 250 Gb One Touch 4 hard drive and lost the directions. I have a repair disc, but it has not instructions. There are two USB leads, red and black which completely confuses me. I am in the generation where peers cheer when you turn it on successfully! Please help me install it from square one. **** Howland ****.howland@gmail.com

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My mom bought a similar device, the Red lead is the primary on hers the black lead is a secondary connection so it looks something like this:


_________=
------{=

where the = are the usb connectors

the first connection (red in my moms case is the primary it does some power and all data
the black connection (secondary) is to give more power if the usb port cannot provide enough power through 1 usb connector to fully power the device

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