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My computers can not see the drive

I can not see this drive with any of my computers and I have almost a 1,000 Gigs of info in this drive. I am worry.

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It maybe the usb connection that is faulty. As a last resort you can take the drive out of that enclosure and fit it into a new caddy, or fit it straight inside a pc

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