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hey i have the maxtor one touch II 300gb external harddrive

found here:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...al_servers/ot2

the 300gb model with usb and firewire.

when i plug it in, it installs perfectly fine, and no errors. but when i goto my computer it's not there. and when i goto manage in my computer, it also does not show up.

in the bottom right hand corner the remove safely icon is there and it reconizes the harddrive, but i can't access it. any solutions???
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Some bigger sized external HD requires a power plug. Does yours have one and if so is it plugged in?
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Some bigger sized external HD requires a power plug. Does yours have one and if so is it plugged in?
lol yes it has a power plug, and it works, the green led lights on and i plug it in, and it installs.. it's the all type of power.

this very werid. i mean someone suggested you have to install some maxtor software to make it work, but i think thats wrong. you shouldn't have to install software to make it work.
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lol yes it has a power plug, and it works, the green led lights on and i plug it in, and it installs.. it's the all type of power.

this very werid. i mean someone suggested you have to install some maxtor software to make it work, but i think thats wrong. you shouldn't have to install software to make it work.


hmmm try this command...(in run)
diskmgmt.msc
and see if it detects it. if it does, you might need to reformat it.
    
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negative, i just did it does not detect, but when i plug it in it detects and installs, i just can't use it. or find the storage device. do you think may be the internal harddrive is dead, but the converter board from usb to ide is working.

that would be my guess.

how can i reformat it, if i dont see the disk AT ALL.
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