External SATA 2.5 hdd enclosure not recognized or even showing up on PC

I have a 500gb SATA 2.5 HDD that I want to use for an external storage device.
I purchased an external enclosure and inserted the HDD but it is not showing up anywhere on my PC.
I have tried various trouble shooting methods and they all require the hdd to at least be visible, this one is not.
The enclosure lights up and I hear noise but there is no indication on my PC that it is connected.
I have tried two different computers and my PS3, none recognize the device.
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  1. Drive needs to be formatted.

    Even though it is a external, try this sticky:

    Guide: If you installed a new disk but the system can't see it
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