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SCSI hard drives and devices have a jumper setting to configure the SCSI ID.
Each SCSI device must have a different ID.
The jumper/s are set for the following positions across 3 pairs of pins
: : : = SCSI ID = 0 no jumpers - usually for the boot hard drive
: : I = SCSI ID = 1
: I : = SCSI ID = 2
: I I = SCSI ID = 3
I : : = SCSI ID = 4
I : I = SCSI ID = 5
I I : = SCSI ID = 6
I I I = SCSI ID = 7
This gives a total of 8 possible SCSI devices on one SCSI controller.

Maxtor 8E036JO... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


I assume it is a USB connection? Does it also have a power adaptor or a USB dongle that has 2 USB connectors? If you cannot get it to power up, the only other option to retrieve your data is to take the HD out of the case and connect it to a PC or laptop using a SSD or SATA to USB adapter and see if you can get the PC to recognize it.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018


I replace my hard drives after 2 or 3 years. Yours seems to have quit early, possibly the transformer is not working. If your external drive lights up, the electronics could be bad. At any rate, the bad news is it sounds like time for a new drive. I hope you have a backup of the contents.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017


First thing I would do is test the hard drive to make sure it is good. If new, that does not guarantee that it is good. Use a hard drive adapter that allows you to connect it to the USB port of another computer and run a full test.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on May 20, 2016


If you mean the Maxtor disk utility that comes with raw hard drives, it is NOT necessary to install this in order for the drive to work. If the new computer already has an OS on it and is working, what part of the Maxtor utility is it that you think you need? The OS has all the tools you would need to work with the disk. Or you could always download a 3rd party app to do the specific task. If this is regarding an external drive, again the new computer ( and OS) will have whatever tools you would need to work with the disk. In fact you should only have to plug the external disk into the USB port and the new computer will find it and ask how you want to use it, etc. The Maxtor disk utilities that came with raw drives is pretty much obsolete when used with a current Windows or Mac OS.

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Apr 03, 2016


Are there more characters in the model number? Refer here as this might help;
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/176291en?language=en_US

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Sep 27, 2015


use jumper pins on the back

Maxtor Computers... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015

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