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Hi how are u i hope u will mbe fine but i am not fine because i have 2 maxtor n256 40gb hare drive one i ma all ready useing in my pc and other i want to use as a usb port able i get one contener to fix my hard drive as usb but i dont know how i can formate n256 to use as a usb thanks for help me

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This depends on your country, i.e whether you can easily get what I'm about to tell you to buy from any computer store.
There is an external drive case that is being sold at many computer stores now that can actually enable you to connect your harddrive to it, then it has an external USB cable that will make you to be able plug it in any available USB port on a system (I recommend USB port 2.0 for high speed rate). So you can just get that and trust me, you'll be fine...lol.
Hope this helps.
Goodluck!

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My Ifix, near it failed, MBE - Driver started
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I need the jumper settings for Maxtor N256 hard drive.


Hard drives have three jumper settings on them.
1.MASTER---MA
2.SLAVE---SL
3 CABLE SELECT----CS

If you have a hard drive on the end (last) on the ribbon cable connectors, then it is the master drive, and should be jumpered as such-- the jumper should be on the MA pins, any drive in the middle of the cable is jumpered as slave and should be on the SL pins.
CS usually causes problems, and I do not use it.
There are no jumpers on the motherboard that need to be changed for the hard drive. The only other settings for the hard drive are in the BIOS.
Please vote 4 thumbs up!!,
James.

Apr 23, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I lost my CD. How can I download the files for my Maxtor AO1B120


Find your product hare and download drivers

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/

Feb 11, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...

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Jumper settings


Look for a 2-by-4 grid of pins.
Look closely on the casing, for labels;
MA(ster)
SL(ave)
C(able)S(elect)
SP(are)

Move the jumper to 'CS', and it should be detected.


Jan 15, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Computer won't recongize my Maxtor one touch


If plugged in the first time, the external drive needs to be initialized from your computer. Here are the steps.

1. Plug in your external drive to your computer's usb port.
2. Right click your My Computer and choose Manage.
3. Click on the Disk Management from the left. The list of available drives will show on the right.
4. Right click on your External drive and select create partition (primary partition).
5. After that you now you need to format the hard drive. Choose quick format.
6. Right click again on the partition you've just created, now select "Format" and select NTFS.
7. Click Ok and follow the wizard as it will guide you until it is finished.

Hope this helps.

Nov 18, 2009 | Maxtor 160 GIGABYTE USB2.0 EXTERNAL...

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I need to know the power rating for a Maxtor 160GB external Hard Drive for use with a Yamaha PSRs-900 keyboard. Yamaha requires the rating to be not greater than 500-600mA


The Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK is part of the Maxtor Basics Portable family.

It uses a 2.5 inch Internal harddrive inside. (2 and a half inches across the Width. Same size used for a laptop. Desktop's use 3.5)

It connects with a USB Style A male plug, via the USB cable.
It's has a 160GB storage capacity, has an 8MB Buffer, (Cache), and an External Data Transfer Rate of 60 MegaBytes per Second.

Other than that, I find no more information from Seagate, (Seagate bought out Maxtor, and has the data base for Maxtor products)

http://hddlist.com/maxtor/all/maxtor_basics_portable

What I do know in reference to your question.
I know that the USB 2.0 technology uses 5 Volts DC. The Positive pin on the USB plug will support up to 5 Volts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB.svg

[Viewing a USB-A style plug, view it with the white plastic spacer at the bottom. Open part at top. The Positive pin is all the way to the right. The Negative pin all the way to the left. The Data + pin is on the left next to the Negative pin. The Data - pin is on the right, next to the Positive pin]

The Maximum current draw is 500 mA for a USB 2.0 port.
[ Current is rated in Amperes, or Amp's. You are looking at Millionths of an Amp.
Milliamp, or abbreviated as mA]

This would lead me to believe that the Maxtor Basics Portable external harddrives will not use more than 500 Milliamp's.

However I do not feel comfortable, telling you that it is okay to use your Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK, on your Yamaha PSR2-900 keyboard. Would hate to be mistaken, and have you burn out the finals of your keyboard.

I do feel comfortable with the following suggestion.

What about transferring as much data as you can from the Maxtor Basics Portable, to a USB thumb drive? They have large thumb drives now, and hold a lot of data.

Most programs will fit on a large USB thumb drive.
Or am I missing the point somewhere?

Oct 20, 2009 | Seagate Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 120GB...

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Maxtor Basics portable 320gb Mac to pc compatability problems


Hi Tys,

I had a similar issue with my Maxtor Basics portable 500GB drive. I hadn't formatted mine yet, but had heard there were issues, so decided to find out before I start. I even saw your post here looking for an answer. Finally, one of my friends told me the following solution, which worked fine for me:

Don't format the drive as any of the Mac OS Extended options, simply reformat it as MS-DOS (it should be one of the options in Disk Utilities when you choose Erase and go to the Volume Format dropdown list).

Your Mac should be able to recognise and use the drive in this format and it works for PCs. Transferring files between the two shouldn't be a problem.

A thing to note, though, is that these Maxtor drives apparently come ready-formatted as MS-DOS (mine did). But while my Mac recognised the drive, I couldn't copy files on to it. If this happens, erase this MS-DOS formatting with... MS-DOS. Don't ask me why this works, I'm not a Mac Genius, but now my Maxtor is trouble-free and can transfer files from PC to Mac and back again.

Hope this works out for ya!

K


Apr 27, 2009 | Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 Hard...

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I need jumper settings. I'm converting it to an external hd.


You should be able to use it as Cable Select or "CS" address the label of your drive to establish which pins need to be jumped for this mode.

Certain manufactures are different, and require drives to be set to Master while on certain controllers, such as the one you are using for External.

These settings will not harm the drive, providing you follow the label, you may just have to use trial and error. Just make sure you stay within the "CS" "MA" "SL" or Cable Select, Master, and Slave options.

Hope this information helps.

Apr 25, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Hard drive was freezing up .i have already replaced and reloaded


On the back of the hdd you will see a row of little pins in groups of 2 vertically. It will be marked either right above the pins or on the top of the hdd above the pins, ma, sl, cs. The setting for slave is sl. Put the plastic jumper cap on those 2 pins & it is set for slave. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Jan 22, 2009 | Maxtor DiamondMax 60 (33073U4) 30.7 GB...

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Just bought a new 120gb Maxtor HD ATA/133 to replace my old 40gb HD which burned out. The new one has 5v and 12v both at 590 ma each.The old one has written on it, 5v at 559 ma and 12v at 601 ma. Will the...


differences of amperage this minor will not make any difference. As long as the System Setup (BIOS) identifies the drive, you should have no problem.

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