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My mac recognizes the verbatim hard drive, then says it was unplugged incorrectly, then recognizes it, then says it was unplugged incorrectly, etc. in a continuous loop. I have purchased two of these hard drives and it is doing the same thing with both of them.

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Make sure that you are connected to a usb port on your computer and not thru a usb hub. Also try a different port on your computer. It is unlikely that two hard drives would be bad, but I would try them on another computer. Thanks for using fixya

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