Power requirements for slim slot DVD from store
I received the drive yesterday, and it comes with a power cable that terminates in a USB connection instead of a standard power connector.
My question: this drive pulls 2A @ 5v. A USB hub provides 500mA at each port. Hooking this drive up via its supplied cables (one standard USB connection, and the power cable that terminates in USB connection also) would provide 1A @ 5v. So - seems like I'm 1A short.
What are people doing here (and why was it designed this way)? I suppose I could cut the USB connector off and wire it direct to a 5v source, or - would getting a 1:2 USB power cord 'splitter' for both connections solve my issue (while taking up 4 USB ports)?