I'll be getting my tape tomorrow and wanted to check something before I fry a USB port. On the product page on Adafruit it list the power draw at 300ma for a typical pattern but I can't seem to find a clear spec on the max power draw. If the tape is using the neoflex 60/m strip that would be 60ma per LED at full white and 3.6A for the full 1 meter strip. I am planing on using these for PC lighting and there is the potential for it to be at max power for more than a few seconds.
With all of that said, I had read an earlier post with someone asking if an additional strip could be added to the end and the answer was yes with the caveat that it be powered separately and only the data connected. Given that solution would it be a better option to separate the strip after the controller and power it directly from my power supply?