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I bought a hitachi external hard drive for mac, 250 g. when i first used it it took a long time for it to be recognized. On pc it works fine, but on my mac it won't get recognized anymore. (the hard drive comes with a cable that has 3 ends, one that connects to the hard drive and the other 2 are usb) when i use only one of the usb it makes a weird sound, when i use the other one it looks like it's running but it doesn't get recognized either, when a plug both it doesn't work either. But when i keep it plugged for like half an hour it gets recognized.

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Your problem could be any one of these issues:


1. Faulty USB port on PC: Try a different computer or laptop

2. Faulty USB cable: Try a different Cable

3. Corrupt memory: Fix by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com

4. Faulty connections on main circuit inside the hard drive: Physical Fix by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com

5. Faulty controller chip (worst case scenario) : Direct flash memory read required by an expert required such as www.SaveMyUSB.com


Hope this helps and that it is 1 or 2 as 3, 4 and 5 will cost you money.

Good luck!

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