I have 2 old passport HDD, both have MINI USB outputs.
One of the cables is broken and I have been trying to geta new one sent. Unfortunatly they dident work, the disk only blinks and clicks. Iv understood this often hapends with to long cables, and have read that you have to have maximum 18inches(or 22inches for pre 2007 HDD).
But im wondering, can I use any USB cable shorter than that, or do I need special cables.
For examples these cables 12cm, 20cm, 25cm: