Personal Storage External Hard Drives

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Support Spotlight

Windows 7 or Vista requests drivers for an external drive

Windows 7 or Vista sometimes encounters problems locating the drivers necessary for the proper function of external drives.

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Seagate and Maxtor Compatibility Chart for Windows Vista

This article lists which Seagate and Maxtor drives are compatible with Windows Vista, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives.

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Will my drive work with Windows 7?

This article lists which Seagate and Maxtor-brand drives are compatible with Windows 7, as well as the compatibility of software bundled with those drives.

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Top Articles

What kind of cable does my external drive use?

This article will discuss the connections available on every kind of Seagate and Maxtor-brand external hard drive, the environment in which it is best to use each, and instructions for each connection.

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How to use an external drive without any special software

Many, even most, Seagate and Maxtor-brand external drives are sold with bundled backup and management software. However, in some cases it is not possible to use such software.

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Cabling Overview

Learn about the types of cables used with Seagate's drives.

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What happens when I connect my external drive for the first time?

Find out what to expect when you connect and turn on your external USB or FireWire drive in Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000.

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How To's

Troubleshooting

Downloads

drivers & firmware

Drivers & Firmware

  • 3000LE/Win98SE Driver (Style A)

    The 3000LE Installation software provides the drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LE in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment.
    The 3000LE Installation software provides the drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LE in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment. Learn more

  • 3000LE/Win98SE Driver (Style B)

    The 3000LE Installation software provides the drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LE in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment.
    The 3000LE Installation software provides the drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LE in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment. Learn more

  • 3000LS/Win98SE Driver

    This software contains the additional drivers to use the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LS with Windows 98SE.
    Additional drivers are required to use the Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LS with Windows 98SE. Follow the instructions below to download and install the required software. Learn more

  • Personal Storage 3100/Win98SE Driver

    This file contains additional drivers to use the Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 with Windows 98SE.
    This file contains additional drivers to use the Maxtor Personal Storage 3100 with Windows 98SE. Learn more

  • Personal Storage 5000 USB/Win98SE Driver

    This software contains the USB Drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 5000 LE/DV/XT in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment.
    The ps5000_win98se_usb_driver.exe is a self-extracting file containing the USB Drivers needed for use with the Maxtor Personal Storage 5000 LE/DV/XT in a Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) environment. Learn more

  • Personal Storage 5000 WinXP Drivers

    This download contains the WinXP Drivers for the Personal Storage 5000 external hard drive.
    This download contains the WinXP Drivers for the Personal Storage 5000 external hard drive. Learn more

Software

Software

  • Personal Storage 5000 WinME/USB Patch

    This is a special patch for the users of the Personal Storage 5000 external hard drive with the USB connection in Windows Me. Learn more

Utilities

Utilities

  • Personal Storage 3100 Diagnostic Utility

    This utility will test the hard drive contained in a Personal Storage 3100 device. Seagate recommends downloading and running this utility prior to contacting Customer Support for assistance. Learn more

  • SeaTools for Windows

    The quick diagnostic tool that checks the health of your drive. Learn more

Specifications

 
Capacity 250.0GB 200.0GB 160.0GB 100.0GB 80.0GB
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Model Number Personal Storage Package Capacity Interface Spindle Speed (RPM) Cache (MB)
S01J250 5000XT Drive Only 250.0GB     2MB
M01H250 3100 Drive Only 250.0GB     16MB
M01E200 3100 Drive Only 200.0GB     8MB
T01P200 5000DV Drive Only 200.0GB     8MB
T01P160 5000DV Drive Only 160.0GB     8MB
M01E100 3100 Drive Only 100.0GB     8MB
M01B080 3100 Drive Only 80.0GB      
R01J080 5000LE Drive Only 80.0GB     2MB