What does this do?

In a previous post I had mentioned that my hard drive was dead. The light would go on but it wouldn’t spin up. Well, I found the problem, these things don’t work too well without one of the above do-hickeys plugged into holes.

I was testing a Windows laptop and needed to plug into a power strip so I pulled a plug out, this turned out to be the Firewire drive plug. So now with the drive plugged in everything is working well once again. This is good as it teaches me to make sure I have important stuff backed up as any of these drives could go or get stolen at any time.

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