This weekend a family member had scanned many family photos and they wanted me to have a copy of all the pictures.  I brought over my external 750GB hard drive and connected it to my laptop first to clean it up. It wasn’t recognized by my apple laptop and I knew it worked last time I used it.  I next tried it on a Microsoft Windows laptop and it wasn’t seen either.

Now, I’m not sure what’s going on since this is the first time it’s been a problem.  A disk utility was run on both laptops and each time no external hard drive was recognized!  I took the hard drive out of the cage and placed it in another cage.  I connected it to a laptop and now it was seen.  It’s narrowed down to the hard drive enclosure or the USB cable.  Once a new cable was tried, my hard drive was seen in the original cage.  And I threw out the USB cable so it doesn’t  wind up in my inventory – I don’t want to go through this again!

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