I have had the Maxtor which has worked fine for about a year now. Technically this is correct. Customers also shopped for. View or edit your browsing history. I bought one and there is a problem with the USB interface.

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The question was regarding formatting the Maxtor two ways to work with a PC storagd a Mac. Other Sellers on Amazon. You might have the same luck as me. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.

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The item is out of stock and estimated to arrive on the date provided. However, I did notice that a lot of other people were having the same problem as me. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Thanks again for writing.

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I’m curious if you have tried contacting Maxtor tech support to see if there is a known solution to this problem beyond the one you have outlined here, because you shouldn’t have to jump through these hoops to make bassics device work.


Write a review Reviews will be active after verification. When I plugged in it gave me a ‘device malfunctioned’ or something like that bubble.

Gary Johnson April 25, at Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I have a maxtor which worked fine until I purchased a Vista computer. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.

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Storagge realized after some research and phone calls that the drive is formatted for the Windows NTFS file system, but in order for the Mac to read and write to it, it needs to be the FAT tsorage file system.

James July 19, at Customer review No Review Yet This is your chance! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This can all be changed in your BIOS.

Andrew Pitre April 02, at Creative Commons Creative Commons License. Cathy Baxter July 08, at Basically your bios is trying to boot from the drive before your native hard drive.

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When I reformat the drive with disk utility, do I need to first partition the drive into segments less than 32MB? I have a Maxtor drive connected to my Mac OS X and want to pass some files to a HP pavilion, but when i connect the drive to the pc, it does not recognize the drive?