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External hard drive not connecting USB

I recently bought a Western Digital 1 TB Black hard disk drive (HDD). Upon realizing that I didn't have that extra SATA cable lying around, I put it in my external USB case until I could buy a SATA cable.

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Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize USB Hard Drive / Fix Unassigned Drive Letter

I personally had problems with some USB controllers on certain machines which didn't provide enough juice to power the disk. There a special cables with two USB connectors which work on such machines."