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  • pgl1752 Nov 02, 2008

    Yes it is an external drive - with a power source other than USB - could the power supply be the issue ? I hear the driv spin up prior to the clicks



  • Gordon Walz Nov 24, 2008

    My Aluratek external hard drive is not recognized by  my Dell Dimension 3000

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Is this an external hard disk?  If it is it probably indicates that it cannot get enough power from the USB.  You need an external power source.  use wither a second USB port or a plug in poer supply.

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