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Maxtor external portable hard drive. P/N 9NX2DC-500

I can not open, start up, my new hard drive.

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First it has to be formated to work with it, use manage by right click on my computer then select disk managment from left pane

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2 usb plugs which goes where??? maxtor 120gb external hardrive pn9nx2dc-500

You have what is call a USB POWER Y ADAPTER: this is designed to provide extra current to your USB HDD drive from a second PC USB port. Plug the end with two USB connectors to your PC/LAPTOP and the single-ended plug to your drive.
Hope it helps! Let me know how you go.

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I need to know the power rating for a Maxtor 160GB external Hard Drive for use with a Yamaha PSRs-900 keyboard. Yamaha requires the rating to be not greater than 500-600mA

The Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK is part of the Maxtor Basics Portable family.

It uses a 2.5 inch Internal harddrive inside. (2 and a half inches across the Width. Same size used for a laptop. Desktop's use 3.5)

It connects with a USB Style A male plug, via the USB cable.
It's has a 160GB storage capacity, has an 8MB Buffer, (Cache), and an External Data Transfer Rate of 60 MegaBytes per Second.

Other than that, I find no more information from Seagate, (Seagate bought out Maxtor, and has the data base for Maxtor products)

What I do know in reference to your question.
I know that the USB 2.0 technology uses 5 Volts DC. The Positive pin on the USB plug will support up to 5 Volts.

[Viewing a USB-A style plug, view it with the white plastic spacer at the bottom. Open part at top. The Positive pin is all the way to the right. The Negative pin all the way to the left. The Data + pin is on the left next to the Negative pin. The Data - pin is on the right, next to the Positive pin]

The Maximum current draw is 500 mA for a USB 2.0 port.
[ Current is rated in Amperes, or Amp's. You are looking at Millionths of an Amp.
Milliamp, or abbreviated as mA]

This would lead me to believe that the Maxtor Basics Portable external harddrives will not use more than 500 Milliamp's.

However I do not feel comfortable, telling you that it is okay to use your Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK, on your Yamaha PSR2-900 keyboard. Would hate to be mistaken, and have you burn out the finals of your keyboard.

I do feel comfortable with the following suggestion.

What about transferring as much data as you can from the Maxtor Basics Portable, to a USB thumb drive? They have large thumb drives now, and hold a lot of data.

Most programs will fit on a large USB thumb drive.
Or am I missing the point somewhere?

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Maxtor basics 160gb portable hard drive is showing error performi

go to my computer p[roperty then hardware -> device amnager then uninstall usb drivers from it then install aagain.
then connect your harddisk then it found.

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Other computers dont recognize my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini

Please Make sure you External Hard disk USB cable is working correctly. Your cable is probably having partial contact, so try another cable

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Does it give you an error message ? Are you running Windows XP or Vista? If so post it here so the problem can be further narrowed down.
You might want to try a chkdsk.

In Windows XP and Vista both, a shortcut to get to the command console is holding the Windows Key and pressing R.

in the command console, type:
chkdsk X: /f /r

Where X is the drive letter of the drive giving you problems.

This will run a chkdsk on your external, restoring files and folders that cannot be accessed.

I also have a Maxtor External hard drive and have to do this quite often. It's pretty frustrating.

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Reformatting external Hard Drive

click on the hard drive and use the disc manager to format
or right click on the hard drive properties and use the format tab

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Power supply details for Maxtor 500 gb, external hard drive and ? manual

The PSU for my Maxtor 500Gb 9NZ2A4-500 drive is 12V DC, 2A rating, 2.1mm "plug" with centre "hole" as positive.

Regards, kbsguru

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Maxtor 500 gig

click on the start button on your desktop then click my computer then right click on the hard drive and choose open and you will see your files

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