Question about Maxtor OneTouch III 300GB 7200RPM Firewire/USB 2.0 External w/16MB Buffer Retail ***Free ... 300 GB Hard Drive
I'm running a Mac OS X 10.5.7. How do I return my external Maxtor OneTouch III 400/USB 2.0 back to Windows so I can reformat the Maxtor to backup my Mac?
I am going to be using SuperDuper! to make a bootable backup clone. I want to erase everything that is on my Maxtor, then make a clean backup and schedule future backups with SuperDuper!
How to format. First, go to the Maxtor support site and find the software package for Mac for the OneTouch4. It's called OneTouch 4 Lite. Here
(UPDATE) Here is the link for the Plus version.
Now unzip this folder of about 200MB, and you will see a bunch of Windows stuff and a Mac application called Mac OneTouch 4 and a disk image called OneTouch 4.dmg.
If you have messed up your OneTouch, you can use disk utility to format it as MS-DOS for now and mount it. Once it is mounted, drag the Mac OneTouch 4 app and the OneTouch 4 DMG to your attached OneTouch III drive. Now launch the Mac OneTouch 4 application from your new drive.
It will run an applescript, mount the disk image and format your drive you as a Macintosh Extended Journaled one. Now, when you launch disk utility, you can reformat any way you want, including MS-DOS or Macintosh.
Now throw out all that Maxtor software. If you want to clone a drive, I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. You can also use Apples new Time Machine software. Leave the one button stuff alone.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Just to clarify, do you mean you need to connect the drive on a Windows machine so you can format it there, and then bring it back to your Mac to use it for backups?
If so, I'm quite sure there must be a way to have it formatted in Mac without the need to take it over to a Windows machine.
If you must do this in Windows, connect the Maxtor to a Windows machine, go to Start > right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. You'll see your Maxtor in the list. Right-click it and choose Format.
Sorry if I've misunderstood your question, if so, kindly clarify for me, I would like to help.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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