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PC cant detect my Simpletech 500gb hard drive (pininfarina design)

I have just bought a 2nd hand Simpletech 500gb hard drive in good condition. i tried to test it out in my computer in my office. after i have plugged in the connections, the balloon on the lower right part of the screen confirms that i have my simpletech attached in the usb. but when i check the "My Computer" no additional drives were added. What seems to be the problem? How can I fix it? I am yet to try the hard drive at my pc at home.

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    I do not see the drive letter



    It does not join with my pc



    I cannot copy files on it

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SOMETIME WHEN THE RAM IS LESS THE ADDITIONAL DRIVES ARE NOT READ WHEREAS THEY ARE SHOWN AS AVAILABLE, BUT WHEN YOU CLICK ON THAT , THE PC HANGS....SO FIRST CHECK HOW MUCH RAM YOU ARE USING, IF IT IS LESS THEN UPGRADE IT BY MINIMUM 1 GB TO PERFORM THIS TASK

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