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Help Xbox not detecting external hard drive.

Could someone help me please.
I have a Toshiba hard drive and I bought it for direct use of my Xbox one I've had it for a while now and has all my data for xbox on it it...all of the sudden it's stopped working I've bought a new lead for the drive hoping its going to work but it doesn't work when I go to storage in settings it's not there and it's not in my games and apps it doesn't give me the notification that it's ready to be used I tried plugging it into a pc and it has not been detected.... Could anyone help please and also if the drive it dead and I can't do anything with it is there still a chance I can data transfer it to a new drive?

If anyone could get back to me straight away much appreciated

LINK TO DRIVE
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=toshiba+external+hard+drive&client=ms-android-huawei&sa=X&biw=360&bih=524&tbs=cat:380,pdtr0:8|80002,pdtr1:704295|704311,vw:l,init_ar:!SgVKAwj8AkoIUgYICCCC8QRKClIICKf-KiC3_1io%3D,ss:44&tbm=shop&prmd=sivn&srpd=13017539897713341193&prds=epd:11747216370148971818,cdl:1,cid:4057302424317689685&ved=0ahUKEwimyuSjwp_VAhUGK8AKHVb3CE8QgTYIgwY

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I own 2 Tosh Canvio Basic drives.

Why 2? Backup if one fails. HDDs are not reliable enough to go without backup and recovery is costly.

My advice is to forget recovery and take this as the lesson about backup. This is how most folk learn.

Now to see if the drive is any good, I use my PC and if the maker has a drive diagnostic I use that.

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Is there still a chance to recover it?
Maybe take it to a hard drive specialist?

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Your money, your choice.

Backup of my 2TB Tosh Canvio cost me under 99USD. So that's my solution to preventing loss.

You only need to get estimates to be able to answer if you will pay for this.

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