USB C to USB A not powering external HDD enclosure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brandscill, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have a HDD enclosure which usually uses a lead like this to connect and power the drive.

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    I only ever have to use 1 of the USB A cables to both power and transfer data from the drive.

    I am now trying to use this drive with my 2016 Macbook Pro using the following cable but it doesn't appear to power the drive/work.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Pull-up-Resistor-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B011995DDO

    Can someone explain why or where I'm going wrong?
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

    diamond.g

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    Do you know how many amps the drive+enclosure needs? It appears the cable limits the amps to 2.4
     
  3. brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah that's likely it!

    Thanks
     

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