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I have bought a maxtor basics external hard drive today and am having problems using it

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  • fitnessnxg Jul 05, 2008

    i bought it today but it had no instructions with it, only a leaflet showing how to connect it to my laptop, which i have done. there is a gree light on it. when i connect it, a scree comes up saying auto play and asking me if i'/d like to import photos etc

  • k2ktd Sep 08, 2008

    I have connected the hard drive but do not have a manager to use it where can i download this?

  • june Cross Sep 21, 2008

    I am in the same boat but I cant even conect mine! leaflet says usb to power and data and then 2) conect usb cable labelled power only to corresponding port on mt PC. My power cable is a large 2 pronged plug nothing like a usb!!

    Got mine from Argos who wont take it back or have ayone who can help me!

    Why no insructions for the likes of me, I am not happy ?? £70 wasted??

    June

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are you getting any power to the hard drive?

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The drive is working. Since it is set for auto play its scanning your drive for photos. If you cancel out of it and go to my computer you should see the hard drive.

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The Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK is part of the Maxtor Basics Portable family.

It uses a 2.5 inch Internal harddrive inside. (2 and a half inches across the Width. Same size used for a laptop. Desktop's use 3.5)

It connects with a USB Style A male plug, via the USB cable.
It's has a 160GB storage capacity, has an 8MB Buffer, (Cache), and an External Data Transfer Rate of 60 MegaBytes per Second.

Other than that, I find no more information from Seagate, (Seagate bought out Maxtor, and has the data base for Maxtor products)

http://hddlist.com/maxtor/all/maxtor_basics_portable

What I do know in reference to your question.
I know that the USB 2.0 technology uses 5 Volts DC. The Positive pin on the USB plug will support up to 5 Volts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB.svg

[Viewing a USB-A style plug, view it with the white plastic spacer at the bottom. Open part at top. The Positive pin is all the way to the right. The Negative pin all the way to the left. The Data + pin is on the left next to the Negative pin. The Data - pin is on the right, next to the Positive pin]

The Maximum current draw is 500 mA for a USB 2.0 port.
[ Current is rated in Amperes, or Amp's. You are looking at Millionths of an Amp.
Milliamp, or abbreviated as mA]

This would lead me to believe that the Maxtor Basics Portable external harddrives will not use more than 500 Milliamp's.

However I do not feel comfortable, telling you that it is okay to use your Maxtor STM901601EHD301-RK, on your Yamaha PSR2-900 keyboard. Would hate to be mistaken, and have you burn out the finals of your keyboard.

I do feel comfortable with the following suggestion.

What about transferring as much data as you can from the Maxtor Basics Portable, to a USB thumb drive? They have large thumb drives now, and hold a lot of data.

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Hi cimbom76,
Sorry to hear of your problems. The following is taken from the Seagate (they own Maxtor) website at :-

http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=PersonalStorage&thread.id=192


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From what you have said i'm afraid it sounds like there is an electronic failure of the drive. I haven't followed the process through but they do offer a Data Recovery Service at :-

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I hope this helps and I hope that you can recover your pictures and videos.
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