external hard drive not recognized

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  1. jumanji's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       24 Jan 2018 #21

    Subjected to the same stress, multiple devices can fail at one stroke. Not uncommon. And Western Digital Electronics are much more prone to failures from what we have seen in theses forums.
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  2. Posts : 22,816
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       24 Jan 2018 #22

    The tests that you have done have confirmed problems with drive/cabling.
    If you have or know someone that has a hard drive enclosure you could place one of the drives in it for an additional test.
    This would remove the factory cabling/adapter from the picture.
    A failure confirms drives problems and a success indicates cable/adapter problems.
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  3.    24 Jan 2018 #23

    it seems to me that the results of testing the drives in a hard drive enclosure are lose - lose. Either the drives have terminal drive problems, or in the best case the adapter has failed (I have tried new cables).
    I think that the future of the drives is my recycle bin for the local hazardous waste facility.
    Many thanks to everyone for the help that I received for the past few days.
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