Nexxtech external drive enclosure with Maxtor HDD
Hey everyone. I bought a Nexxtech external drive enclosure today to put my Maxtor D740X-6L 80GB hard drive in. Well, basically it doesn't work. The drive is showing in device manager, but only as "Disk Drive" and is not showing up in My Computer. I called Nexxtech support and they said that I needed to download the appropriate drives for my HDD. Apparently Seagate owns Maxtor now and I can't find any drivers on their website. Furthermore, Seagate specifies here http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Where_can_I_get_Windows_drivers_for_my_Seagate_hard_drive&vgnextoid=d771781e73d5d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD and here http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Where_can_I_get_Windows_drivers_for_my_Seagate_hard_drive&vgnextoid=d771781e73d5d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD that drivers are not needed to run their hard drives, only the drivers already available with Windows. Anyone have any ideas? Besides returning the product...?
No, it's a legacy drive that i've had in my system running as a slave drive. I've decided to go the external/usb route because the slave was running extremely slow, i.e. takes 45 mins to transfer 1GB of data. I know it isn't the drive because I used it as my master drive in my old system and it worked great.
Wgfalcon said:if your hd is new go to control panel /administrative tools / computer management / disk management. see if it's listed there. if it is initialize the drive partion and format it you should be good to go
I also tried this and it wasn't listed... the drive only shows up in device manager, and only as "disk drive".