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USB Enclosure needed for Maxtor N256 Hard Drive

Hi I need to get data from my Maxtor N256 hard drive which is part of a desktop. I plan to take my personal data out of this and format and then donate the desktop to a charity.

I want to know exact name or model of the enclosure for this hard disk.

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Hi there we purchased a maxtor basics 500gb hard drive about 3 years ago. we have had children in that time and unfortunetly our two year old daughter dropped it. we have taken it to a service store but...


If it is the external hard drive enclosure that is broken then yes. But if it is the hard drive itself that is broken then no.
From what happened I'm thinking that it is the external hard drive enclosure that is broken. That being said, you can easily buy one without the hard drive online. When doing this be sure you know what kind of hard drive is in your Maxtor enclosure. This is important because you need to be sure that your hard drive and enclosure are compatible. Check to see if it uses SATA, ATA, or PATA connectors and then buy the corresponding external hard drive enclosure.
Once you have bought your new empty external hard drive enclosure, it is simply a matter of opening up your Maxtor enclosure and moving the hard drive inside to your newly purchased enclosure and connecting it to your computer.
To avoid problems like this in the future, look into "cloud based storage" to back up all of your data securely online.

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My Maxtor Onetouch 4 500 GB external hard drive is not showing up under my computer. The light is blinking on the hard drive any suggestions?


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.

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Where is info stored on a external hard drive


An external data-storage device has a few parts:
* a USB cable
* an enclosure
* a disk-drive, exactly as used inside a desktop or a laptop
* a USB-to-disk-drive adapter

So, if you open the enclosure, you can see an "internal" disk-drive.
You could even disconnect the disk-drive, and then connect a much-larger disk-drive,
in order to increase the capacity of the device (and to replace an out-of-warranty disk-drive
by a new in-warranty disk-drive).

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Hi i have an maxtor one touch 4 it was working fine into one day i hook it up and it didnt read not i get a flashing white like on my hard drive


Hi,

There are a few reasons this would happen, The options are a bad USB cable, a faulty driver in your PC, a failed circuit board in the enclosure or a failed circuit in the drive itself.

First try the drive on a different PC and see if it works. If it does reply back and we can look into the failed driver. If it doesn't then take it to your local PC shop and have the technicians test it with a new USB cable, if it works buy the new cable. If that also fails to work have the technicians move the hard drive into a new enclosure.

If it works in the new enclosure buy the enclosure and your on the way. If it doesn't, then the hard drive itself is the problem. If that is the case you will need the help of a data recovery pro to retrieve your data. If this is the case reply with your location(Country, State and City) and I will assist you in finding a reputable pro to assist you.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

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I have a Maxtor one touch 4 mini. I plug into USB and there is no recognition of the maxtor drive?


Hi,

There are a few reasons this would happen, The options are a faulty driver in your PC, a failed circuit board in the enclosure or a failed circuit in the drive itself.

First try the drive on a different PC and see if it works. If it does reply back and we can look into the failed driver. If it doesn't then take it to your local PC shop and have the technicians move the hard drive into a new enclosure.

If it works in the new enclosure buy the enclosure and your on the way. If it doesn't, then the hard drive itself is the problem. If that is the case you will need the help of a data recovery pro to retrieve your data. If this is the case reply with your location(Country, State and City) and I will assist you in finding a reputable pro to assist you.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

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Is a MAXTOR N256 20 GB HARD DRIVE HD model #92048D8 compatible with laptops? It's an IDE


I would say yes. Most IDE hard drives are compatible, all that's needed is the laptop to hard drive adapter. They come in various flavors.... ide to sata (with power converter), ide to usb, ide to ide (44 pin female to 40 pin male), take your pick. :)

Sep 14, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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See message please.


Hi,

If your PC is not acknowledging the device nor allowing you to install a driver the most likely cause is a failed circuit board in the enclosure with the next most likely be a failed hard drive inside the enclosure.

Take the drive to a local computer store and swap the hard drive into a new enclosure. If this works your done, if not the drive is likely damaged and you will need the help of a data recovery pro.

Either way comment back here and if needed I will point you to an appropriate pro.


Chris

May 25, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Vista won't read Maxtor N256 HD as through USB-IDE cable


So donot take any action to your Maxtor and Try to find a DR company and recovery the data.Maybe the firmware is having some problems.Usually the tools called HD Doctor from SalvationDATA can deal with the firmware problems.

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My old Dell HD will not fit in HP w/vista


i see..well..was the old hard drive running xp by chance?..seems that with the new vista, that each application would need to be upgraded with drivers to pull the old data..another option is to use a data recovery service.

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POWER UP THE DRIVE AND THE DATA LIGHT BLINKS FAST CONSTANTLY


you could try to remove the drive and install it on a "USB hard drive enclosure" ( not to expensive) to see if you can get the data

it's possible your current enclosure is bad and not the drive

thanks for rating

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