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That particular adapter has two USB's for power, so it might be able to run a 3.5inch drive. Just plug both of them in at the same time. A single USB connection on its own is enough to power a 2.5inch drive, so they must have included the second USB connector to make it work with 3.5's.

No, it won't work.

The two USB's provided are for the 2.5" HDD itself. I've seen some laptop drives having trouble starting up on one USB port, but work fine with two.

For a 3.5" drive you need an external power source.
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No, it won't work.

The two USB's provided are for the 2.5" HDD itself. I've seen some laptop drives having trouble starting up on one USB port, but work fine with two.

For a 3.5" drive you need an external power source.

Thanks for the heads up.

What would I use for external power, is it completely different adapter I have to buy along with 3.0 USB , or can I buy something additional along with what I bought already?

And another question:

If I don't reformat the drive, can I still use it with Mac system as an external (I have it as Mac-Os Journal Format) and it still has Mac OSX on there ?

I have a bunch of files on there I want to move to the new hard-drive prior to reformatting the old HDD to Fat32 for PC and Mac interaction
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Thanks for the heads up.

What would I use for external power, is it completely different adapter I have to buy along with 3.0 USB , or can I buy something additional along with what I bought already?

And another question:

If I don't reformat the drive, can I still use it with Mac system as an external (I have it as Mac-Os Journal Format) and it still has Mac OSX on there ?

I have a bunch of files on there I want to move to the new hard-drive prior to reformatting the old HDD to Fat32 for PC and Mac interaction

The casing for a 3.5" drive is different and comes with its own power cord and all.

You can use it without formatting it on the Mac, but windows won't recognize it.
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The casing for a 3.5" drive is different and comes with its own power cord and all.

You can use it without formatting it on the Mac, but windows won't recognize it.

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