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Do i need to connect both usb cables?

I have a transcend 1 TB external drive (usb 2); It has two usb cables but also works if i connect the thicker one. Do i need to connect both for it to work properly or prevent damage or something?
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Can the length of the USB cable be the cause of a non working external hard drive?

I have this old external hard drive, 80gb, nothing too fancy, that is powered entirely by USB. The problem is that it keeps disconnecting itself. I remember that I tested it with a short cable (15cm ...