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Maxtor hard drive

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hope you can help me, ive had a maxtor diamondplus 9 80 gb hdd running as my slave hard drive for bout 3 years with no probs.
but now the bios cant read the hard drive as its product name only the family name calypso, have done some research and found out this indicates a firmware problem,but not sure how to flash the hard drive with th firmware to rectify the problem have u any ideas.

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I've included a link to a location where you can download the firmware repair utility that covers the drive you've mentioned.

http://www.freewarebox.com/free_15761_maxtor-firmware-repair-(floppy-version)-download.html

Post back if you have any further concerns.

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