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Plumax/Maxtor 2.0 USB hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Insaino, May 28, 2003.

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  1. Insaino

    Insaino Thread Starter

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    I recently oredered a Plumax 2.0 USB external hard drive to help my dad back up his laptop. However I'm unsure exatly how to format the dirve or get it working. Being USB i tried just plugging it into the computer, and was were notified of it running at a reduced speed due to USB 1.0 on our computers. It aslo detected and installed new USB Mass storage device hardware. However it does not show up under My computer as a drive. Under device manager the maxtor HD shows up and says it is working properly, and also it shows up in the USB as mass storage device. I run Win XP and was wondering if i need to format this thing or if its broken? Thanks a bunch
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The drive is working fine. The reduced speed message is normal when you plug a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port.

    As far as the drive not appearing, it's not formatted! :) Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Select Disk Manager, and find the USB drive in the drive list. Right click on the drive and select Format. When you get done, it'll show up in My Computer.
     
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