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USB drive not recognized

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March 3, 2011 11:20:17 PM

Hi, I am hoping that someone could help me out.

I have an external USB drive that is not recognized on 3 different computers (1 running Vista and 2 running XP). I tried plugging it in with the original enclosure and although it lights up & sounds fine my computer won't recognize it under My Computer or Disk Management. Actually my computer doesn't even ding when I plug it in. I removed the HD from the original external enclosure and put in in another one that I have (which I know works) and also different USB cables and get the same results. Is this drive dead? Any suggestions.

Thanks for your help,
Danica

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March 5, 2011 1:16:02 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks :) 
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March 6, 2011 4:52:05 PM

Does it make any sounds, like a faint beeping? Listen to it carefully. If it does you might need data recovery, if there was anything on it you really need.
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March 13, 2011 3:40:55 PM

No,there are no sounds at all. It truly sounds like a normal drive when you plug it in. You can hear it spin up cleanly. No beeping, no rocking, no clicking.
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