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Maxtor Hard Drive not recognising

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parsons123, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. Parsons123

    Parsons123 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    My friend gave me his Maxtor Basics 250gb Hard Drive (Part # 9NX2DG-500) to put some of the songs i have made on. I connected it to my pc and it doesn't recognise it at all, so i restarted and still the same thing happens. I'm not sure if it requires any drivers or if i have to edit anything in the BIOS.

    Someone please advise me on what to do.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. bigbear

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    How have you connected the drive?
    Is the drive PATA or SATA?
    If PATA is the drive jumpered correctly?
    Is the drive recognised in bios correctly?
    I know its more questions than answers but we need to know this to give you and answer
     
  3. Parsons123

    Parsons123 Thread Starter

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    It is an external hard drive and connected via USB. I use the USB ports all the time so i know they are working. How do i know if it is PATA or SATA? It isn't recognised in the BIOS from what i can see.

    Thanks
     
  4. mewms14904

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    you may have to run MAXBLAST PowerMax software available from Maxtor/Seagate. the drive may not be formated and may only be recognized as RAW. The new powermax should have the usb support to configure, format etc the drive. powermax is a bootable drive/partition manager.

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/
     
  5. bigbear

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    Go to diskmanagement and see what it displays about the drive.
    Go to start>run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter
     
  6. Parsons123

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    It doesn't recognise the hard drive when i run diskmgmt.msc.
    The guy said he's going to look to see if any drivers on a disk came with it.
     
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