Enter text from picture: 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 set. Posted January 2, Just adding to the confirmation string. I have seen numerous problems like this – with USB harddisks that are bus-powered.

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To print the manual completely, please, download it. Connect the Personal Storage to your PC and reboot.

I have seen numerous problems like this – with USB harddisks that are bus-powered. The problem is not with the drive at this point – but with the machine physical or software – don’t know yet.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 Installation Manual

Thanks for marking this as the answer. It has worked fine ever since.

Unlike the Maxtor product, they all work with any computer I own, and certainly don’t seem to care what USB controller is on your motherboard. I guess it is clear to see why any manufacturer of devices that depend on enough power from this undependable powersource called USB bus would put the ‘wall outlet’ on top of any troubleshooting list. Comments to this Manuals Your Name.

Posted December 20, You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Register a new account. Even worse sometime it does recognizes it maxtir as CD drive only shivering The USB bus may or may not do so.

Page 4 Go to www. The Maxtor Personal Storage is backward compatible and. Is the drive running?

In reply to AliAval’s post on July 4, G’day Guys Firstly, sorry for bumping up such an old topic, but storae as it was on the first page of google search for “Maxtor not recognised” i figured it gets visited a fair ,axtor by people with this same problem 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.

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Maxtor Personal Storage – hard drive – 80 GB – USB Overview – CNET

Here is my main question: I think your friend got “lucky”. The usb cable from my sisters hard drive works fine with mine so it is not as if the cable was damaged. My applications run slowly using the USB 1. Can it be removed and installed in a generic enclosure?

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 sstorage. I don’t actually have the drive in my possession right now, or I would investigate.

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The is an USB2 device. Strange as this may sound If these handling precautions are not followed, damage to the Personal. There is a Maxtor diagnostic tool for the – may be stofage it to try it. Shenan Stanley Replied on July 4, Posted January 2, Already have an account? It worked fine, intsalled properly and I am backing up all of my sisters info as I type.