Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Atlas family drives.Read More
Poorly ventilated system cases can shorten the life of a hard drive
Ambient air temperatures of 95°F (35°C) or greater and poor ventilation from the smaller case designs of Shuttle boxes, LAN party boxes, racks, cabinets and drawers, can shorten the life of your hard disc.Read More
Can I physically install my drive sideways, upside down or vertically?
All Seagate and Maxtor-brand hard drives can be fitted sideways or upside down. As long as they are not moved during use and receive sufficient cooling, it is irrelevant in which direction they are mounted.Read More
Jumpers are small metallic pins that protrude from the end of a hard drive or from its circuit board. Jumpers are used to configure the hard drive options, such as defining master and slave or cable select.Read More
How can I troubleshoot time-out errors for SCSI drives?
Troubleshooting and Configuration Tips for SCSI Time OutsRead More
Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you install your new disc drive quickly, with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring and backing up your data. Learn more
MaxBlast works with Maxtor disc drives only. The software lets you install your new disc drive quickly, with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring and backing up your data. Learn more
SCSIMax is a diagnostic utility for all Maxtor/Quantum® SCSI hard disc drives supporting Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART. This test will determine hard drive integrity in a short period of time, with a high degree of confidence. Learn more
SeaTools for Windows
The quick diagnostic tool that checks the health of your drive. Learn more
SeaTools Windows Enterprise Edition
Ideal for SCSI or Fibre Channel drives in servers and workstations. Tests multiple drives simultaneously and sequentially. This version does not test ATA or SATA. Learn more