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Harddrive monitor error

I have 2 maxtor drives both are giving me HD error. I have placed 1 at a time in and still getting the same error. What could be the problem?


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    1 is a Maxtor are 200gb and the other is a Maxtor 80gb



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Placed them IN a computer or enclosure?

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