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After I disconnect it from my pc for the first time, when i reconnect it it does not show up in MY COMPUTER. 1tb wd My bookessential edition

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Western Digital Enclosures are known to have this issue due to the electronics inside. The Hard drive is most likely fine but the electronics that drive the enclosure are not that great.

If it is newly purchased you could return it on warranty or by a new enclosure but buy a good quality one.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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