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I have a 2TB external usb wd drive. When I hook up the drive it installed and you can see it in disk manager and my computer. After a short period of time you no longer see them in dm or mc. The only way to see them again is to turn off the drive and reboot the computer and then turn the drive back on and there they are for a short period of time.

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  • rlochmann Nov 16, 2009

    It's a brand new disk drive.

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It seems you may have a hard drive that could be reaching its last moment of its life.Try to test the disk with a different pc and if the same thing happens then you probably need a new one.Remember that hard disk dies at any time and these things happen.But before you make up you mind test it with a different pc.

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  • heeman mohun Nov 16, 2009

    It does not matter if it is brand new as these things happen with my experience..If it does the same with a different pc then go back to the seller and request an exchange.

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