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HOW TO USE MAXTOR 3100

I AM NOT VERY EXPERIENCED. I BOUGHT THIS UNIT LAST YEAR AND LOST THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE IT. I WANT TO BACK UP MY DESK TOP IN CASE OF PROBLEMS.

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Copy and then past this in your address bar of your browser;

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/installation_guides/ps3100_installation_guide_windows.pdf

You can save this PDF file or print it.

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Hi, I my Maxtor 3100 80 GB clicking noise inside, the motor is working, the pc is not recognized. I try with data recovery, but nothing happens. I put it on power, it start working, but when I put the


Unfortunately, hard drive clicking sounds usually mean the disk is defective, and there is nothing to be done. Take from this the lesson to always back-up your data.
Depending on the value of your data you might try a (expensive) professional data recovery service to salvage your lost data. s your drive is a Maxtor, I think perhaps the most appropriate on to try is Seagate's own, which you can find something about from www.seagate.com
(if you do find a solution, be sure to post it here pleae)
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I have lost the manual and cd that came with my unit, where can i get a copy of both? Maxtor Personal Storage...


You can find PDF versions of the documentation for this hard drive here. Scroll down to the Personal Storage 3100 to find the relevant links.

As far as the CD is concerned, Maxtor (which is now owned by Seagate) provides the drivers required to use the external drive as downloads on their website as well, which can be found here. If the CD contained more than just drivers, the only other option would be to contact Seagate directly and find out if they are able to send you a replacement.

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I have an external maxtor 3100 , FAT format on windows XP NTFS format. Is there a way to format my external unit NTFS? Appreciate your thoughts.


The FAT format is easier to recover data from if things go wrong, but if you insist on making it NTFS, all you have to do is right click the drive, choose FORMAT and then specify NTFS as the format.
WARNING!!! This WILL ERASE all the data on the drive so back it up first!

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Lost my power brick for Maxtor 3100 100 gb external hard drive. need specifications to buy new unit


It's a 12volts 2Amps, + is the cenral pin, - is the outer pin,

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My Maxtor 3100 has been connected to my computer but not used for at least 2 years - now I want to store photos on it but it will not power up - anything I can try on this end or has it simply expired?


Try disconnecting it shutting down your computer do a restart once your computer is up and running again plug the storage drive back in it may look for a driver for it or just start working you can check it by going to my computer left click then you will see it if it installed. If not leave plugged in and hit the power cord on the drive or unplug the drive again and back in if it will not start up it is time for a funeral for it. Last resort is go to devices see if the device is listed if so it may have a ? mark by it or a yellow symbol if this is the case insert the CD that came with it and hit update driver be sure to always check go on line as well for drivers. It is either a driver issue or a power issue or a bad storage device. John

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Maxtor 3100 200GB hard drive clicks rythmically but not recognized by computer and cannot be accessed. About 3 -4 years old


Connect it to a different computer. If it still is not detected, then there is a hardware problem. Exercise the warranty to get it repaired/replaced.

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My Maxtor 3100 no longer powers up. Any ideas for


Have you checked the Power Adapter of the Maxtor 3100?
- If the Power Adapter is defective and won't give power try to change the power adapter with the same specs.
- If the power adapter is good, then the board in your maxtor 3100 is defective.
- Now buy new enclosure for your Maxtor 3100 because the HDD in it is IDE.

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Maxtor 3100 80GB External Hardrive clicking/humming sound.


This could be an issue with the circuit board.I am facing a similar problem & shown it for repairing. And facing issue in sourcing the IC. Seagate is giving support for maxtor after it has taken over. Data recovery is possible only if the circuit is working.

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I backed up my old Dell laptop last year. I bought a new Dell laptop. I want to access the backup on my Maxtor and cannot do it. I want to load it onto my new laptop. How do I do this? I want to back up...


Very Simple. Just connect the Maxtor External Hard drive to your new laptop. Open Windows Explorer and you will see the Maxtor appearing as a Drive. Access the files from the explorer.
My advice is that create a new folder on the maxtor and then do a backup of your new laptop on to this new folder.
DO the same for your office PC.

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