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I have a Maxtor 3100 personal storage will it work with XP service pack 3 using USB

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    George Bill May 11, 2010

    yes, did u try it?

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It's Plug N Play. XP will see it (Found new hardware), and will install the drivers for you and assign it a drive letter and you will see it in MY Computer. However, there may be some other features and drive options you might like on the disk.
I have anexternal USB harddrive myself and am planning on gettng another very soon.

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www.1-2-1ComputerServices.com

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