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I recently bought a western digital 1tb external hard drive . The first one I received wouldn't work on any of my computers so I figured it was a dud and sent it back for replacement. I received the new one today, plugged it in, and it worked fine. After plugging it into another computer it gave the same error as the first drive (usb device not recognized). I tried it in the first computer and it gave the same error. I've tried different usb ports, several other computers, and a different usb cord, nothing worked. The drive is not viewable in bios or disk management.

Has anyone had any experience with these drives? Are they prone to failure? I'm not sure if the problem is with my computer or the drive.
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You have it plugged into a power source, correct?
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Yes, it's plugged into a power source and my computer. The first time I plugged it in it worked fine, now it won't.
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