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You just do not drop in a replacement hard drive from another working computer and expect it to work. The replacement hard drive is now in a "foreign" environment and often will not work to protect the existing operating system. If you have the operating system disks you may be able to do a "repair" operation where the OS is given a chance to adjust to is new environment and install new drivers. If not, then all you can do is format the replacement unit and re install all of the software; everything is one drive is lost and you start from square one.
well with some usb hubs in the computer its self are provided enough power to handle a certain amount of data if you can get a hub with its own power supply or a appliance with a power supply minimizing the amount of power the main usb is having to supply this problem should be sorted
The exact same thing just happened to me (WD elements 500 gig) and it's only about 10 months old. I called the customer help line (on the official website) and after they asked me what the serial number of my HD was they were going to send me a new power supply. Simple as that. They said they'd be able to send it out early next week. I'm hoping that the HD didn't get fried and it's just the power supply but what you've described is EXACTLY what is happening to mine.
The red light came on when I plugged this drive into my laptop and was not recognized -- until I plugged in my laptop power adapter, then it showed right up! If you're on a laptop make sure you have the hard drive power plugged in as well as your laptop power.
I HAVE MY PROPERIETRY SOFTWARE WHICH I USE TO FORMAT ANY DISK OF ANY TYPE... AND MAKE ANY TYPE OF PARTITIONS LIKE ALL IN ONE PARTITIONING AND DISK MANAGMENT. I HAVE STILL NOT REGISTERED AND TRADE MARKED IT. BUT I AM SUCCESFUL IN MY PRACTICE ON VARIUOS HARD DISK DISCOVERIES AND RECOVERIES .EVEN I CAN DO A FULL ZERO LEVEL FORMAT TO ANY HD. CATCH ME AND REQUEST FIXYA TO ALLOW YOU TO SEND YOUR HDD OR ANY TYPE OF STORAGE MEDIA FOR RECOVERY AND SOLUTIONS. +0+9+3+2+1+1+0+1+7+1+7