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use jumper pins on the back

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015

Since Mastor was purchased by SeaGate the SeaGate Web site will have your manual.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Feb 07, 2015

what do you mean you can not find. more info needed.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Feb 07, 2015

you only need to do this if you have only one IDE cable. If your are using SATA cables there is no need. IDE is the big wide ribbon cable SATA is the little blue connector.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015

Is this an unused drive? What is the cable interface - IDE or SATA?
What operating system are you using? Is this a PC or a laptop?
2.5" or 3.5" version?
What have you actually done with the computer/drive and software in your attempts to install the drive?

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Jan 07, 2015

Depends on what you want to do with the files. Data is usually interchangeable between Mac and PC file formats. FAT-32 format files are limited to 4gb in size. You cannot boot a Mac from one of these files or from a drive formatted to FAT-32. To be bootable, an Intel Mac system drive must be formatted as a GUID partition map. Most of the new hard drives come with software that enables Macs to read and write to them without reformatting, thus they are completely interchangeable for data.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014

Use Disk Utility program to get the details of the drive on USB Port.
Located in Applications / Utilities.
This offers general First Aid for the drive.
This Disk Utility can also Format a drive & Partition it. Which will ERASE everything!

For reliability....
TEST the drive selecting a One Pass Security Erase which takes a lot longer but thoroughly checks all sectors for bad areas.


Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Sep 19, 2014

I think your answer is on this website.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

power off the cpu and then remove the battery for 5mins.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on May 21, 2014

Located within the software ( / guides/manual ).

Downloads and Updates available at seagate.com, search function

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on May 13, 2014

Smart only works in IDE mode reliably, if you switched to sata raid or ahci most times it will disable receiving the info

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on May 09, 2014

No more suggestions

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Apr 03, 2014

I presume you set up this hard drive as the second hard drive, or as an external drive. You can do these:
1. Disk Management (check the unallocated space if any):
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management (please run as administrator; right click it), Disk Management. Is this hard drive info exist in this screen? If it is, then the hard drive is not bad.
Click on the hard drive info, right click, and you can do some actions (format, expand the volume, assign a drive letter, etc.)
2. If necessary, test and fix it using Norton Utilities (download and run it):

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Mar 03, 2014

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