So I plugged my external hard drive into my mac mini to copy some files over.
D'oh. It's formatted with NTFS.
I go to format as FAT32.
There is some kind of failure in the formatting (I don't remember what the error message was, I wish I did!)
So I give up and decide I'll try it another day with my Windows 7 Machine.
Computer Management doesn't see it.
Device Manager doesn't see.
Seagate Seatools doesn't see it.
The BIOS doesn't see it.
GParted doesn't see.
The Mac doesn't see it.
Of course, the culprit must be the connection.
I swap out the drive for another one.
Same enclosure, same USB cable, same power outlet - the drive shows up instantly.
Is it time to just give up on this drive? Should I stop buying OEM Hitachi terabyte drives?