Cannot find USB hard disk

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Apr 18 18:42:19 UTC 2009

> The same happened to me with a brand new machine (asus board) recently.
> Just for test, try to attach to a different usb port and ultimately to a
> different computer.
> Also as others pointed out this disk needs to be externally powered and
> you should either hear or feel (with the disk in your hand) it spinning up.

it turns out that the drive was indeed bad. The platters have since
stopped spinning, so I could assume that was causing problems also
before it stopped completely.

Dotan Cohen

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