Just adding to the confirmation string. Page 5 Personal Storage Installation Guide 3. After you connect the drive to your 7. Not enough power to the external harddisk usually results in a PCB this piece of electronics does not need much power that answers to plug-and-play it is there ‘new device found’ , and even manufacturer and model etc but will not function because the drive does not receive enough power to start spinning. Look in Device Manager on your computer under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, and my bet is that your computer uses this chipset. I have seen numerous problems like this – with USB harddisks that are bus-powered.

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My sister has a and it started playing up the other day and refused to work 3 minutes after turning on her computer i’m not sure that this is associated or not but i wouldn’t bet against it.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 Installation Manual

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No articles available for this product. If you’re interested in helping me diagnose the actual problem with theread on: Usually the problem always lies with the power supply of the external enclosure.

What does it mean? Personal Storage Installation Guide. Here is my main question: I went to the Maxtor site and found some rather wierd troubleshooting info: Select a drive-only model if you 1 already have a GoFlex cable or adapter, or 2 want a faster interface than USB 2.


Have you run Diagnostic Utilities for the Personal Storage ? SeaTools for Windows The quick diagnostic peraonal that checks the health of your drive. The Maxtor Personal Storage comes complete with. Posted December 20, A copy of the failed disk is made and transferred to a new system. Enter text from picture: Posted January 2, edited.

Maxtor Personal Storage Specifications 2 pages. As I found out the hard way, after long EMails to Maxtor, the Personal Storage is a defective device that will not reproduceably be recognized by the Intel chip maxfor.

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Posted maxtor personal storage Oct 05, Be the first to answer. My second external drive isn’t detected in Windows. Or sign in with one of these services. Can you take the drive out of an external Maxtor Personal Storageand then put the drive into a generic enclosure?

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Will my drive work with Windows mwxtor Got it, continue to print. The USB bus may or may not do so. There is a Maxtor diagnostic tool for the — may be worth it to try it.

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Edited December 19, by lexwalker. I don’t actually have the drive in my possession right now, or I would investigate. That is it was accessible for 3 minutes after restarting that is, then it went to the old “delayed write failed” routine