Question about Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive 500GB 7,200 RPM - FireWire & USB (E04W500)

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Maxtor Harddrive Disconnects

I thought at first it was because of the computer, but later found it wasn't because I formatted the computer's harddrive and started fresh. If the external harddrive remains inactive for about 3 min. or so, it becomes unusable until I unplug it and plug it back in.
It gets VERY frustrating since a majority of my files are on the external drive.

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Get a new external drive and transfer all the files to the new drive.

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The Maxtor harddrive was moved and the plug got jiggled so it wasn't showing on my pc...I fixed the issue, then kept getting an error message "checking dish one touch" with 2...


Open My Computer
Note the drive-letter assigned to the Maxtor
Close My Computer
Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
If the drive-letter was 'E:', type 'E:'
Press Enter
Type ATTRIB -H -R -S *
Press Enter
Open My Computer
Double-click the icon for the Maxtor
Does it still show "zero" files/folders?
Does it show a 'FOUND' folder?
What file(s) are in that folder?

Nov 02, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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Why won't my computer recognize my removable device


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
then check.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11­CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
If your harddrive still not recognized then you need to repair your harddrive.Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer then your harddrive has internal issue.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
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May 19, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

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Humax pvr can not read my maxtor 500gb harddrive why is that?



NTFS
1)allows access local to w2k w2k3 XP win NT4 with SP4 & later may get access for somefile.
2)Maximum size of partition is 2 Terabytes & more.
3)Maximum File size is upto 16TB.
4)File & folder Encryption is possible only in NTFS.
FAT 32
1)Fat 32 Allows access to win 95 98 win millenium win2k xp on local partition.
2)Maximum size of partition is upto 2 TB.
3)Maximum File size is upto 4 GB.
4)File & folder Encryption is not possible.

I hope this clears things up for you

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Backing up my Maxtor Portable Harddrive?


hi
visit www.fbackup.com and download the software to backup your data

Dec 26, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I have a Maxtor Portable Harddrive which I use to transport data. That way I can work with the same documents hatever computer I am on. I want to back it up but don't want to just copy and paste. How can I...


Most Portable hard drives come with back up software.
Check and see if this is the case.
One of the best file managers Ztreewin can be found here.
This is NOT a DOS application!
You can tag files across network drives, partitions and copy them all at once. Duplicate directory structures, sort, search file names and file contents. Limited mouse support, it is actually easier and FASTER to use the keyboard. Sort by day, date time, file size. Too many options to list here.
Fully functional version but time limited. Meaning you can use it for a short time (30 days) then decided if it is worth purchasing.

Cobian backup is another good tool to have.
It is free and can be found here.

Good luck!
Hope this helps!

Dec 26, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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5T020h2 jumper setup


No jumper is used on the J50 pins, when using the Maxtor 5T020H2 IDE harddrive, as a Slave harddrive.

In otherwords do not use a jumper on any of the jumper pins.

This is a PDF file of the Harddrive Specifications of the 5T020H2, 5T010H1, 5T030H3, 5T040H4, and 5T060H6 Maxtor IDE harddrives,
from Seagate. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/dm_plus_60_ultra_ata_manual.pdf



The Jumper Settings are in Chapter 2, Page 5 (2-5)
Looking at the page number for the PDF file it's on Page 15.

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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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Maxtor 3200


Seagate troubleshooting Error Code 10, states that drive has failed. (Seagate bought out Maxtor)

Before you resign yourself to everything is lost on this harddrive, how about trying one more thing?

How about putting the harddrive inside in a new external enclosure, and see if it works? I suggest that perhaps the external enclosure it's in, is bad.
The harddrive inside is a 3.5 inch harddrive. Same width as used by a desktop computer. It is a Sata harddrive.

Here's an example of a 3.5 inch Sata, external enclosure,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3901268&CatId=2780
Just pop the external enclosure open that holds it now, take it out, and install it into an external enclosure like the example above. Plug in the USB cable.

Don't know if this applies to your particular Maxtor Personal Storage 3200, but when I went to search for the type of harddrive it uses just now, I ran into thsi, and thought I would pass it along. http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/personal_storage/ps3200-sw)

May 10, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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HOW do i Maxtor OneTouch4 500GB External Hard Drive Format


Go to My Computer, right click on the Maxtor OneTouch harddrive, select format, check quick format, click format.

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