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    I am trying to repurpose a Maxtor Shared Storage Drive II to use as a personal backup drive on my Win7 system.

    I am having trouble physically connecting it. A ďmale-to-maleĒ USB connection doesnít work (regular USB out port not available on drive) and connecting it via Ethernet ports has the drive installed as a ďUSB Mass Storage DeviceĒ in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section of Device Manager, but not showing as an available drive.

    Iím hoping that I donít have a doorstop here. Thanks./ cel

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    What ports are available on the Maxtor? I have a Maxtor OneTouch II which has a Firewire 400 Mbps port and one (or two, haven't looked recently!) standard USB sockets.

    Silly question - I looked it up and it's a NAS RAID-1 box with 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet only.

    Revised questions: can you see it successfully via another non-Windows-7 PC on your LAN? When did it last work?
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    The drive was working on the LAN (2 XP systems, 2 Vista systems), but only one system was using it for backup- it was not being used efficiently. Within 6 months, all 4 systems will be Win7

    Maxtor/Seagates web site seems to say that the Maxtor Shared Storage Drive II is only supported up to Vista. I tried installing the software that ran under Vista, but it will not work under Win7.

    I decided that I would use the NAS drive as a personal backup on my system. However, I canít figure out how to connect it properly, so that the drive can be seen.

    Iím not a professional network person, so forgive me if Iím not explaining this clearly.

    Thanks./ cel

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelVerhaegen View Post
    The drive was working on the LAN (2 XP systems, 2 Vista systems), but only one system was using it for backup- it was not being used efficiently. Within 6 months, all 4 systems will be Win7

    Maxtor/Seagates web site seems to say that the Maxtor Shared Storage Drive II is only supported up to Vista. I tried installing the software that ran under Vista, but it will not work under Win7.

    I decided that I would use the NAS drive as a personal backup on my system. However, I can't figure out how to connect it properly, so that the drive can be seen.

    I'm not a professional network person, so forgive me if I'm not explaining this clearly.
    It does not seem that any of the originally supplied software works with Windows 7.

    A reply in this thread - Re: SS2 Vista64 install - Maxtor Shared Storage & Central Axis - Seagate Community Forums talks about upgrading a SSD II drive to Central Axis and then that working on Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez View Post
    It does not seem that any of the originally supplied software works with Windows 7.

    A reply in this thread - Re: SS2 Vista64 install - Maxtor Shared Storage & Central Axis - Seagate Community Forums talks about upgrading a SSD II drive to Central Axis and then that working on Windows 7.

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    That's exactly what I've done and I have no issues under Windows 7 x64. The Maxtor is hooked up to my wireless router.

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