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Cipherwave 3.5" external harddrive driver

Please help me, I can't find a driver for my harddrive to install! What must I do to get the thing to work?

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Re: Cipherwave 3.5" external harddrive driver

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I understand now, and appreciate your taking the time to clarify.

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2. Have you tried using another USB cable?
3. Have you tried connecting it into another computer?
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5. Do you hear a clicking noise on the HD?
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Please get back to me so that I could further assist you.

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