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500gb St ex hard drive suddenly disconnects when still plugged in

I have a 500gb Simpletech external hard drive. It is plugged in and will suddenly "disconnect" even though it is still plugged in. The only thing I can think of is that the cord is wearing down...any suggestions?

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Try to replace the cord you are using and then try to run it again. If it is work then the problem is the cord othewise the plug or the hard drive itself has a compatibility problem.

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Please try to check your external hard drive if theres a problem aside on the cord connecting to pc...

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