I have a 2.5" HDD with two wires, one for USB data and another for USB power. It works perfectly if I connect the USB power cable to the power.
Now, I need to move the raspberry pi and the HDD, so I bought an USB extension cable for the USB power wire of the HDD. But it doesn't work. Why?
Is there any problem with the USB extension cable? Should I buy a new extension cable or should I buy a power USB hub?