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I need a driver for Cipher Wave 3.5'' external harddrive

My dell laptop recognises the usb adaptor, but I can't get the hard drive to work.

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  • Fabio May 11, 2010

    If you open My Computer is the harddrive there?



    Does it give an error during installation?
    Try it on another USB port.

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Hey esteg345 i have the same problem what you should do if you using a desktop is plug it in the back usb slot. not sure about laptop leme know if this helps. B

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Neither my desktop or laptop is able to pick up my new cypherwave 3.5 external harddrive. What do I need to do to get it working?

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