Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive
I installed my drive on a Mac running Tiger. It worked fine. I put password protection on. I disconnected the drive, then installed Leopard. I then found out that Leopard would not read the drive if password protection was on and that I would have to connect the drive to a Mac using Tiger and take off the protection. I tried connecting the drive to four different Macs running Tiger and none of them read my drive. The drive showed up in the System Profiler but NOT in Disk Utility. I also tried the drive on five PCs, but none of them read the drive either.
I actually reformated my drive on a Mac running tiger that could read it. I did not have password protection and so that wasn't a problem. I think my original problem came from the fact that I formatted the drive for a Mac and then no none-Mac device could read it.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
Before installing the Maxtor drive you need to take a backup of the software on the Maxtor. You then need to burn this s/w to a cd to allow you to install the s/w onto any Mac (or PC) you want to use the Maxtor with. If you don't enable the encripted mode then you don't have this problem.
If you didn't take a backup before starting then have a look on the Maxtor site for the correct s/w.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
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