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My WD 2TB external hdd won't show up on my laptop

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Last response: in Storage
October 18, 2011 11:56:05 PM

My new "My Book Essentials 2TB HDD" won't show up on my laptop which I just got recently to. I plug it into my PC at home and the external hdd shows up. I need this HDD on the go with my laptop for school. Anyone help?

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October 20, 2011 7:29:09 PM

Is that drive powered by the USB connection, or a power adapter? If is is powered by USB your laptop might not supply enough power, or you may need to use a different USB port.