I got a laptop as a gift from my friend (fairly old. Intel P4, 40GB) but there was only 2 USB on it so I invested in a cardbus device that gives you 4 extra USB ports. Now, today my 120gb external hard drive arrived and when I plugged it into the cardbus device, it didn't recognise it. However, if I plug it into the laptop's own USB port, it works. Considering the drive is USB powered, does that mean the cardbus device does not draw enough power to power it? It's going to be a pain using the laptop's 2 USB port because they're designed too close together so I can only use one device at a time and one of them is always occupied by a USB Wifi device for wireless internet.