i think this is a very valid point, i got a lend of a freinds hdd with a belkin enclosure and has a power cable and was a pain in the a*** and i only took it between mine and my gfs. i dont know how much power usb2 can supply but obioucly its no enough so why cant they make it so its powered off two ports they could at least give u the option of which to use.
AMD x2 5000+ black edition at 3.3GHZ zalman cnps 9700-NT
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard
3072mb: OCZ ddr800 gold
2x 7800GTX in SLI for 20" viewsonic
OCZ 600watt power supply
- plug for my gfs site