External CD/DVD Drive not working with Multiport Adaptor

I recently bought an external CD drive. It works great on other computers, but due to the multiport adaptor it does not seem to have enough power. How do I connect it? Is there another connecter I need to buy?

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  • Is the external drive an Apple SuperDrive? I've used the SuperDrive with this adapter and it works, but if your drive is something else, then it may very well require more power or not work for some other reason. If the problem is not enough power, the best solution that I can think of is to get a powered hub that has a USB port that can supply enough power for your drive. You might already have one that you can use to test. If that doesn't work, then I can't think of anything else that would.

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