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I backed up files from an old desktop to a Maxtor PS 3100 80 GB and now want to give this old desktop away to needy students. I tried to read the files to an Dell old laptop but didn't succeed (didn't indicate new drive or hardware). I'd like to transfer these files to my relatively new Gateway but don't know if it needs a driver....I don't have installation instructions and I'm not geeky (actually TC (tech challenged). I've searched the net ....Maxtor is no help at all....they don't even list this model. Help!

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