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Windows 7: Maxtor mini 360 external HDD

30 Oct 2009   #1
oldskool21

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Maxtor mini 360 external HDD

I have a maxtor 360 GB external HD, when i check the partition it says unallocated my options were re-format or try and let the seagate try to retrieve my things on the Hd for a price. i am going to try and load it on another cpe it is password protected. just wondering if ne 1 else is using the Maxtor external Hd.


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30 Oct 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldskool21 View Post
I have a maxtor 360 GB external HD, when i check the partition it says unallocated my options were re-format or try and let the seagate try to retrieve my things on the Hd for a price. i am going to try and load it on another cpe it is password protected. just wondering if ne 1 else is using the Maxtor external Hd.

Could you please give us some more details about your system, etc.

Was the maxtor 360 ext working on a previous system, if so what ?

Can you test it on another system presently ?


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31 Oct 2009   #3
oldskool21

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i was using it on vista 32 bit system. I had to hooked up to the cpe when i ran the win. advisor it had no problems. I am using win 7 professional now when i try ti use it i can't open it. it shows up as unallocated in disk management. i am going to try it on another cpe later on today and see if i can get my info off of there and then reformat it and use it in 7.
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03 Nov 2009   #4
oldskool21

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I had to get the driver files from seagate in am email. I downloaded the drivers to a 32 bit system re-attached my maxtor mini and unlocked it. I had to remove the drive pass (no password) to open up in windows 7. I can still transfer files and pictures but can't lock it in windows 7. Customer support isnt sure if support is coming to the mini in the 64 bit realm. may have to get another external that works with windows professional. At least my files, and pics and music are intact though.
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