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Transfering data from Maxtor to a new computer

How do I transfer data from Maxtor to another computer.

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  • tibbytaw Apr 01, 2008

    When I plug in my Maxtor Mini III, it either beeps and doesn't show up on my desktop, or it continuously flashes and doesn't show up; I can't get any data off of it. Please help.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    When I plug my Maxtor mini into my PC it will not show up along with the rest of my drives. When I first plugged it in it inidicated an error and my external hard drive might not work properly and apparantly, the message was correct.

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It's a USB Hard drive, so you should plug the USB port into one computer, put your information on it, then plug the USB port into the other computer. Browse the Hard Drive for your data. It's like a larger flash drive.

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How can I confirm that the data is transferred from my computer to the Maxtor hard drive?


The best way to confirm that 100% of data has copied from one location to another is to use a "checksum". There is a free Windows program that can do this, download it here:

http://corz.org/windows/software/checksum/

Then click "Download" on the right hand side and download the Zip file containing the setup program and run the program.

A checksum is when a "hash" of two files or folders are compared. A "hash" is like a fingerprint of a file or a folder. So if 2 folders have the same hash, they have the same data and are identical. This way you can know you copied your data correctly to your USB hard drive.

Hope this helps.

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Mar 05, 2011 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Maxtor making alarm noise at regular intervals. Not recognized by either of my computers. What is going on?


The hard drive is likely failing. Use the utility available here to see if that is the case: http://www.tacktech.com/download.cfm?file=mirror/maxtor/PwrMxEn.exe
If it is failing, try putting it in a ziplock with the air sucked out in the freezer for about 5 minutes, then place back into the computer and see if that works. If it does, transfer as much data as you can to another drive, rinse and repeat until finished. If it is still under warranty, you can send it to Seagate and they will replace it, but not recover the data without outrageous fees.

Mar 04, 2011 | Hard Drives

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I have unplugged my maxtor 300gb external hard drive from one pc and have plugged into my laptop to transfer data. Light goes on but doesnt seem to be showing up on laptop 'My Comp'


you might want to try to unplug to HD's power and plug it back in then plu the USB into you computer....make sure that you remove the usb safely and not just unplug it.

Nov 24, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive...

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Transfering data between two hp laptops


hi,

Please find below the possible ways of transferring the files between two laptops,

  • Create to share folders if its connected via Lan with cross cable and transfer the data.
  • Turn on your Wireless and transfer the data

  1. Right-click My Network Places and select Properties.
  2. Select "Create a new connection (WinXP)" or "Make New Connection (Win2K)" to launch the New Connection Wizard.
  3. Select "Set up an advanced connection."
  4. Select "Connect directly to another computer."
  5. Choose Host or Guest configuration (configure one of your computers for each role).
  6. Complete the wizard depending on whether you're setting up the Host or Guest computer. Make sure you select the IrDA port as the connection device.

Thanks

Oct 23, 2010 | Iomega Hard Drives

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BROKEN PLUG?


You can buy another external housing and then just swap the hard drive itself over to the new housing. The housing only cost in the 30 buck range if not cheaper. If you need to get the data off, you can also buy an EIDE/SATA to USB adapter that will allow the connection between an unhoused hard drive and a computer. CompUSA sells them for around 20-25 bucks.

Jul 05, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

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Hi, I have a maxtor personal storage 3100 on which I have data that has been stored from my Dell Dimension computer that has XP. I want to transfer the information to my new DELL Studio computer with...


this message comes mostly due to the nonavailability of the drivers. so i would request you to first install the drivers of your maxtor personal storage 3100 to your DELL studio computer, then connect your maxtor storage to your DELL computer. this should fix your fix your issue.   

Dec 08, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 (M01E100) 100...

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Light turns on but My Computer does not recognize the drive


Sounds like you lost the drivers for your external. W/ out an online PC you cannot download them either. Do you have a friend that could do this on their PC? That is the only way.

Feb 16, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

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MAXTOR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE


well..data files will transfer..program and operating system will not..

Oct 12, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Open up the case


Well, since you are discarding the case, use a small flat head screw driver or something to pry the case open. Once inside, the HD will be plugged in to a circuit board and screwed in place. Unscrew it and carefuly unplug the HD from the circuit board. Then you can transfer it to another external HD housing.

Jun 19, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition (R01E100)...

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Light turns on but My Computer does not recognize the drive


The problem is just with EXTERNAL.
Hdd is fine...Just change the external or buy new

Nov 18, 2007 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

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