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Hard drive not recognized in my dell latitute d600

How can i findout if i need a new drive or if there is some other problem like a bad connector or cable or something else.. im looking for diagnostic steps to take

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There is a device that we use to test the drive externally, it plugs into the usb port.
they don't cost that much ( a lot less than a new drive) that is how we confirm it is the drive and not the system board.. ( there are usualy no cables for the Drive inside laptops

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