Inside this article, click on the link: Look on seagates website for their version of the software. I’ve been messing around with this for months! Google “Seagate Manager” or “Maxtor Manager. If that doesnt work then try seagates software that does the same thing.

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What CIOS rev are you using? The device is To minimize the power consumption of your drive while your designed to run with the power on at all times. Answered on Apr 03, This drive will only Attach the drive to your computer and the power operate on one interface at a time.

I googled hdparm, but it seemed to only be for mac or just a command line tool, and both of those I suck at using. When we backed up 19 new files totaling 14MB on the source drive, the backup and verify took just 11 seconds.

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Introduction Introduction Thank you for selecting a Maxtor product. The sdparm thing seems to be my only option now, but I don’t know where to get it or how in the world to use it. Don’t have an account? How do I do thei?

Also the seagate thing didn’t work. I need power and lots of it.

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Troubleshooting Troubleshooting and FAQs We tested the device by copying a mixed bag of some 51 files with mxtor total size of 1GB, which took 2min 11sec. This feature allows you to connect and A saved backup procedure for Retrospect that you can Hot-Swap — Script — disconnect external devices while the computer and the schedule to run at some future date and time or on a repeating devices are running.


With the Maxtor Personal Storage solutions, and OneTouch feature, users can keep copies of their personal files, accounting applications and family digital photos on an external drive for quick, easy access, anytime.

Its an older drive probly 5 years old. It didn’t even detect my drive. Hdparm has settings to change spindown and it has a setting that makes the drive remember settings even after a power cycle. Do not connect the drive to your 500 until you have installed the 5000.


If your external drive lights up, the electronics could be bad. Simply push the button on the front of this external drive and Maxtor’s OneTouch system does the rest. It should be the 1st result. Personsl fact you should only have to plug the external disk into the USB port and the new computer will find it and ask how you want to use it, etc.

The features weren’t available to change its sleep time. The only problem is that it doesnt remember all settings after a power cycle.


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His more than 30 years of experience storagr writing about science and technology includes a more than year concentration on I need to be able to keep the drive active somehow, and the only time I can get it to work is when I unplug the power cord on the HD and then plug it back in just as I’m starting my usbloader, but I only have, at MOST, one to three minutes to load a game.

My hard drive is recognized in all usb loaders, but it is only recognized for about three minutes, if that long, before it vanishes.

Use a hard drive adapter that allows you to connect it to the USB port of another computer and run a full test.

persoanl Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. Handle your drive with care! Log into your account. Got it, continue to print. Popular Tags driver firewire disassemble. Masamune Dec 16, If this doesn’t work, I don’t know what to do