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Can't write maxtor 3200 on Mac

Just bought Maxtor  P Storage 3200, but can read only in my Mac,can't write, no cd included for download  format system ,so how to format the Maxtor ,Tq From dhanny ,Indonesia

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SOURCE: Maxtor personal Storage 3200 Power Supply [K01PWR3200]

The part number for the adapter is K01PWR3200 but I was unable to find the voltage for it. You might like to try calling Maxtor\Seagate and asking them, as I doubt that's information they wouldn't be able to find. Also, did you try looking on the drive? A lot of the time it says it right on it. Also, I found a link where you can purchase the adapter (note: I have no association to that website):

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200

I had a similar problem with my pc( OS=XP SP2) with the same external drive model. I was able to solve it by downloading and installing WindowsXP-KB908673-x86-ENU Hotfix Package from Microsoft Corporation. I hope it works for you.

from P.I.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Bought NEW MAXTOR ONETOUCH III (No software included???)

If you look at the site carefully you will see a small asterisk near the bottom that says * Windows2000/XP compatible. This seems to apply to several of the available downloads.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: I can't format the maxtor 3200

you need to create a partition first, then format it.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: maxtor 3200 usb personal storage

Like many others, I had problems with the drive and tried some obvious solutions like swapping the old USB cable with a new one, trying different computers with XP, Vista, etc. and nothing worked. One solution I found was to open the HD case and swap the drive into a spare bay on your PC tower. I didn't want to go there since the case is very hard to open and I didn't want the hassle. So, the solution I tried was to replace the power supply. I saw this solution a few times in some forums so I figured to give it a try. I Googled the exact specs and found a comparable power supply at 12V Adapters (Aurora CO). It is not a Maxtor supply but I figured as long as the output was correct it may work. Just got the adapter today, plugged in the HD, and YES, IT POWERS UP and the XP at my work recognizes the drive! Now I have all my files available and accessible. Good luck to all, I hope this works for you. By the way, one lesson learned: BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP! Drives are so cheap now there is no reason not to (except for being lazy)!

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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Hi my mac wont run my maxtor personal storage 3200 drive, any suggestions?

drive has to be formated for mac use,can not use on p/c and mac,one or the other.Good luck!.

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Want to change a maxtor 3200 from windows format to apple mac

When you plug the drive, once mounted on the mac, go to applications>utilities>disk utilities then select the drive and choose partition. If you want the drive to be bootable you should then choose Mac OS Extended (journaled).

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Recently purchased a Mac. Unable to transfer data or videos. Is Maxtor 3200 compatible with Mac?

Macs can read NTFS format used by PC's, but not write to it.

You will have to take all your stuff off the drive, reformat it on the mac, and then you will be able to read/write to it. But PC's won't be able to read it anymore, unless they install some special drivers

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I would like to delete all of the information on the maxter 3200 that I have now (it is formatted to an apple mac) so that it is empty - how do i do this?

It depends on why you are formatting the drive? Getting rid of it or just "starting over"?

If you are just "starting over" you can try downloading one of the Disk Utility applications that Maxtor has (Seagate bought Maxtor so it's on the Seagate website - - I believe the "SeaTools" utility might have an option to format the drive - not sure if SeaTools is specific to Seagate drives or if there is a different app you'll need for a Maxtor. I'm not a Mac person but there also might be a way to format the drive from the Mac OS.

If you are getting rid of or recycling the drive and want to make sure that there is absolutely nothing left on the drive you can do 1 of 3 things:
  1. Look for a utility that will do a "low-level" format of the drive. SeaTools from Seagate (or a Maxtor-specific app if required)
  2. Use a "data shredding" application that not only deletes the data but also overwrites the sectors with zeroes.
  3. Get a really big magnet and rub it against the hard drive 5 or 6 times (no joke).

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My new maxtor unit will not booth up with my Mac. Do I need to download any software first?

i belive its formated as ntfs partition by default so you can not use it with mac directly

try this link and it will help you

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Maxtor 3200 cannot find file

You might have to uninstall, and reinstall your game, if the program files can not be located

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Maxtor External Hard drive not compatible with Mac

I would check Maxtors website to see if there is compatibility issue using that particular drive on a Mac.

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Maxtor access (pc and MAC)

Yes, formatting included erasing the drive and renewing the partition. If you want the drive legible on pc, but will be working in both environments, then you can do 1 of 2 things....

easiest, purchase MACDRIVE, it will allow a pc computer to see and use Mac items on the drive.

You could also transfer the content to another drive temporarily, format the drive in question to MS-DOS, then transfer all that content back over...using a MAC to do so.....

keep me posted..

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Maxtor 3200 external hard drive

Make sure the drive is formatted for the appropriate file system.

Keep me posted.

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