Iomega prestige drive not working with Air!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by scorpsjl, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. scorpsjl macrumors newbie

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    Jun 13, 2006
    #1
    Hi, I just got an Iomega prestige external hard drive, to work with my MacBook air. However, it seems to require two usb ports!? Is there some way to get around this?

    Thanks a lot!
    -Sam
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Jan 14, 2008
    #2
    I'm unfamiliar with that product, but going on what I've read in these forums you would either need an external adapter (not sure if the Prestige would even have the jack for an AC adapter), or you would need a powered USB hub. It needs some way to draw more power than the MBA's USB port can provide in order to run, so unless you can provide this power externally, it won't work unfortunately.
     

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