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supersi
09-01-2009, 01:48 PM
I have 2 pc's. My Maxtor One Touch 4 external hard drive is detected on my XP box, but on my Vista Ultimate 64 machine it doesn't show, neither did it when I tried to plug it into a friends Mac to give him some files.
It just sits there with the power light on making a faint, repetitive noise.
Maxtor's website doesn't offer a solution.
Any ideas?

supersi
09-01-2009, 01:52 PM
I've just found the solution. For some reason the cable supplied doesn't work but I tried another USB/Power cable that has two USB plugs on the end one marked power and the other marked power/data. If I plug the power/usb plug into my PC it detects.

gary67
10-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Things like that are always better plugged into rear USB ports that come straight off the mother board, I often find front USB just doesn't supply enough power for some devices