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question about a hardware reference in a Dell PowerEdge manual


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#1 chromebuster

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 01:34 PM

Hi,
I was just looking at the manual for the Dell PowerEdge T110 server, and it lists for the periferals on the front of the machine that it has 2 4-pin USB 2.0 compliant ports. Is this just a technical way of saying "standard multipurpose USB ports"? My basic concern is that none of my three external hard drives will plug into the thing. I know that each drive (one is a simple tech, one a segate, and the other a WD), each have a port for your standard USB cable, which technically comes out to your printer cable. So, what is meant by the 4-pin connector thing. Is this a different type of USB connection that requires special drives or cable configurations? Thanks so much, wizards!

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:19 PM

The four pin USB 2.0 port is the standard connection.

Wikipedia has a full description or the three main types, you can peruse these here. Scroll down to physical appearance.

Edited by dc3, 03 December 2010 - 11:20 PM.

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