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Maxtor mini iii 120 gb HD

I have a maxtor mini iii 120gb ext hd that keeps giving me a msg that the backup failed. I ran the diagnostics that came with the unit and it says the unit is working propoerly. Backup seems to work, e.g. it transfers the files I ask it to, yet the logon in my taskbar says the backup failed.


Also ran the Seatools program; short generic test passes, however it fails the long generic test. Maxtor website help useless.


How do I fix this problem?




Dell Inspiron 8600


512MB Ram

Windows XP Pro

Office Basic editon


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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I wanted to have two separate backups (had a backup disk fail). I had a Buffalo MiniStation 1TB & it seemed fine, so I bought another. But there doesn't seem to be a way to set up a backup for the new disk. (Or, now, the old disk. I disabled the backup, attached the new disk, & set up, & that worked; but now when the old disk is plugged in it says "Backup Destination H: Not Connected". I've asked Buffalo support; they send instant email saying they'll reply soon, but they never do. I'm pretty fed up with them. How can I create a separate backup job? Thank you. (One disk is HD-PNTU3, the other HD-PCFU3. I run XP.)



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Uninstall the back up software, and choose another or reinstall it.

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