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Can't see the 1 TB My Book

My computer can't see the My Book drive. It works only once in a while. The last time I was able to get the pc to see it, it couldn't open the files. I've removed everything else that was on USB just t avoid conflict.

It takes forever to reboot and only boots after I disconnect the Mybook.

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This is a SATA drive that is electronically failing. Get a recovery service to take off important data then replace the drive.

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