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I have a 300 gb Seagate HD/back up. Ihave all of the connections as previously set up but the HD is not showing up and I am unable to access it

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  • Booxanth Jul 27, 2008

    Old hard drive that already has about 200 gb used up, just have not hooked it up in a while. restarts and replugging does not work. Note: Cat did chew into the power cord but It appears to be fully powered.

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If it a fresh new hard drive, then you will need to partition it and format it before you can access it. Does it show up in bios? If it does then you know that it is hooked up correctly. Might just need to partition it and format it. If this dont help, then let me know what kinda of OS you are using.

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