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Driver for Maxtor 71336A

Have a new Dell Inspiron 531 with Vista OS. Want to transfer files from an old Maxtor 71336A from a dead computor purchased in 1996. Removed old HD and put into an enclosure w/power supply and connected to USB port in Dell. Screen message says "driver unavailable." Called Maxtor/Seagate and they no longer support the old HD. Where can I download a driver for the Maxtor 71336A? Many thanks!


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Re: Driver for Maxtor 71336A

Vista ULTIMATE has all driver incudes!So you dont need extra driver for ur MaXTOR!Just make sure ur OS runin OK and run UPDATE

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