Question about Maxtor DiamondMax 11 400GB 7200rpm 133MBps Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) In... (6H400R0FT) Hard Drive

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Hi,I've an external case (diamondmax 11 Model:6H500F0)--500GB SATA 3.0GB HDD. And I wanna to activate it,but I Dont have the Installation CD,plz I need your help URGENTLY. (I've an widows XP for my PC) and thank you MR.Khalife

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Maxtor DiamondMax 11 is a SATA Hardisk and you need SATA External Case. After adding the Harddisk, all you have to do is connect it to the system via the cable of the external case. There is no need for additional drivers/ CD as all the external harddisks are 'plug and play'and the Operating System detects them automatically.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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