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View Full Version : MBA USB port is higher power than PB G4




frenchfried
Feb 14, 2008, 09:39 PM
For a while there has been some dispute over the power supplied by the MBA USB port. As I suspected, given that the port fully powers a DVD drive, it does indeed power my LaCie 120 GB USB drive without any auxiliary power. On my 15" PowerBook G4 (fall 2004) I needed to use a powered hub. In general the MBA is a very nice machine.



Eidorian
Feb 14, 2008, 09:40 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=420281

My 2.5" WD Passport works on my MacBook using one USB port.