My applications run slowly using the USB 1. Just adding to the confirmation string. Personal Storage Installation Guide 3. That is the background to the Maxtor advise to plug it into a wall outlet – it will function better. Can it be removed and installed in a generic enclosure? Connect the Personal Storage to your PC and reboot.

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Shenan Stanley Replied on July 4, It worked fine, intsalled properly and I am backing up all of my sisters info as I type, So, my suggestion: The implication here is that if your USB ports work with every USB device on the market except the Maxtor even, according to Naxtor, every other external hard drive they makethen the defect must be with your USB Controller.

The is an USB2 device. If these handling precautions are not followed, damage to the Personal.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 – hard drive – 80 GB – USB 2.0 Series

If so, try plugging straight into the wall outlet? It has worked fine ever since.


The Personal Storage does not appear on my system. Personal Storage Installation Guide 3.

Enter text from picture: Posted December 19, edited. Connect the Personal Storage to your PC and reboot. My applications run slowly using the USB 1. Shut down the laptop completely.


Anybody else out there mator such a problem? Page 4 Go to www. Hardware and Operating System Requirements for. Something to look into. I am confident this in not a driver issue.

Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 100GB Hi-Speed USB External Hard Drive

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Don’t have an account? Strange as this may sound I’m working on a defunct Home PC for a friend.

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.


Sign up for a new account in our community. Posted Storaage 2, edited. There is a Maxtor diagnostic tool for the – may be worth it to try it.

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

storsge If you’re mastor in helping me diagnose the actual problem with theread on: 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.

Hence the first question: Usually the problem always lies with the power supply of the external enclosure. Thank you for selecting a Maxtor Personal Storage product. Thanks for marking this as the answer.