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I am trying to use a Maxtor Hard drive as an external drive.

The problem is that the drive is not being recognized. The drive just spins, stops, spins, stops, etc. I have inserted the drive into my computer as a slave drive and it reads and writes fine.

I have made sure that the drive is set as Master when I try to hook it up with through USB in the external case.

I have also tried another drive in the external case and it reads and writes just fine.

Any ideas why my maxtor drive is not working with the external case?

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Some drives take more amperage than others the PSU in the external casing is very limited, some models are designed for specific hard drives and if a drive is installed that exceeds a certain current draw it does not function properly. It is also possible that you have an old casing that does not have a new enough bios to support the drive.

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Try useing cable select inside the external casing..
 
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