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When I connect the Hotdive 2.5 Sata ext inclosure with WD 250 Gb HDD, the R/W LED is a constant red. The drive icon is not recognized in either COMPUTER or DEVICE MANAGER.

GINKO: Shuting off computer and ext HDD had no effect, same results.
EKSE: Tried a second drive; same results

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Hey, it seems you have a faulty inclosure.

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