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My Maxtor 2TB hard drive is failing when I operate it, I have a lot of info on it and cannot access it, when I restart it won't show on my computer and after 5 minutes will say I have to format it.

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I have a Maxtor as well that behaves badly sometimes. I did some research online and found out that the drives are using a Linux type of OS inside. They get out of sync and cause the drive to think it is not ready.

I found that if I plugged and unplugged the drive until I got a response, I could access the data.
I would recommend a different drive for your stuff. One that doesn't use this type of OS.

Maxtor also has a problem with one of the drivers under Windows 7. All in all, I recommend replacing this drive if you can retrieve the data.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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