04-14-2009 10:37 PM
Well this information just put a crimp in my plans. I am needing to replace my desktop with a laptop and was
advised that for the work I do I should get Vista 64 bit. So I got everything backed up on my 1 touch and find
out now I can't use this? I paid a lot of bucks for this drive and now won't be able to transfer it to my new laptop
or to back it up. I AM FURIOUS. I am calling them tomorrow and giving them a piece of my mind.
04-15-2009 05:14 AM
04-15-2009 06:25 AM
04-20-2009 02:27 PM
04-20-2009 03:22 PM
My guess is that we'll have to wait for Windows-7 to get real 64-bit support. All the rumors I hear seem to agree that the new OS will likely be a huge success. Let's hope so, and let's hope Seagate/Maxtor will be ready for 64-bit this time. Maybe MS will have a Mac-like auto-backup in place for Win-7 and Seagate/Maxtor won't have to waste resources to port it. Only they know.
And, yes, the message on the box would be so helpful -- not only for hardware but for any number of software outfits that are afraid to confuse the users with "64-bit not supported" on the box. Well, they confuse/confound/confiscate when they state it works on XP/Vista PRO.
04-22-2009 11:28 AM
Hello, everyone. I think I have found a workaround for this issue. And it works great. As with many of you, I have both a new Vista OS 64-bit pc, and a recent (two-year-old) Maxtor external hard drive--the one-touch 4 mini-plus. (I formerly used the one-touch to back up my XP laptop--it had worked great, by the way.) I tried to get my Maxtor to backup my new laptop. Boing! No way. And boy, was I upset.
So I found and read this forum. And determined that lots of other people had the same problem. Previously I thought Maxtor was a fine company. (Maybe they still are, but this failure makes me wonder.) Holy Cow, I was disappointed at their not having Vista 64-bit software for the one-touch!
Therefore, I went to work surfing the net for an answer. Here is what I found. The answer for me was to download and use the Maxtor MaxBlast. It is an OEM software, which is a stripped down version of Acronis 10 backup software. But it is targeted for Maxtor users, thus the name Maxtor MaxBlast. As an older Acronis-made version and stripped down of some features, it is also free.
I found MaxBlast here: http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/seagate-discwizard
First, does Acronis 10 OEM (MaxBlast) work with Vista 64-bit? Yes, according to an Acronis tech support person. Here is the link:http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=12
Thus, I downloaded, installed and used the software. It worked great for me. (I also restored one file just to test the restore function.) In fact, it functioned so well that I am considering upgrading to the newest Acronis, which is Version 12. The upgrade price from the OEM version is $29.95. Again, this is much cheaper than tossing my Maxtor.
I don't know your particular circumstances. The above is just my experience. So please check out the sites above and the documentation, if you are interested. But I could not be happier with my once-again-useful Maxtor external hard drive.
04-22-2009 03:58 PM
Heck why would they change the verbiage on the box? They would not be able to deceive folks like you and me who actually BELIEVED it was Vista Ready instead of 32 bit Vista Ready. After all that would be downright immoral of them to tell the truth wouldn't it? Immoral because they would not sell as many.
05-09-2009 12:31 AM - last edited on 05-09-2009 07:21 AM by BradC
Since the econonic down turn, been pondering our Founding Fathers - you know, the guys that tarred & feathered tax collectors, other government (British then) & dishonest business people, to name a few, for the numerous slights, insults, silencing, violence & thefts they perpetrated our everyday type people ancestors. Doing a work around to use my OT4 - (forget them & their drivers - & my 5 button Expert Mouse - BOTH list either Vista compatibile or VIsta certified - neither had it. Is it time to take Thomas Jefferson's advice to heart (paraphrased) "the American people should have a revolution every 50 yrs". Yeah, tarring & feathering, placing in stocks, nationalizing ALL their wealth (generated by us common folk) to pay off the banks, the big 3 & whichever 'money players/lenders' can be knabbed, might go a long way towards keeping the government & people like 'MadeOff' (or was that Madoff?) thinking of US as there serfs - does any normal person you know own a $35K toilet? Using (2) 64 bit systems at home, workstation/desktop, 8 & 6 gigs RAM, Quadro/Geforce, Xeon 5420/Q6600. If not through luck & a desire to spit in the big boys faces I'd a lost: (1) 13x19 photoprinter, expert mouse, one touch 4, numerous USB hubs, etc. Is Windows & really gonna save us? Yeap, thinking open source OS/Software is looking interesting, but so is T&F'ing the new boss hogs. 32 bit is dead, serial & parellel ports are going fast - but hey why change when the little guy will buy it with a little white lie.
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07-08-2009 04:16 PM
07-08-2009 05:33 PM
You gotta laugh, these **bleep**heads could care less what we, the customers, think! Perhaps they will someday enjoy the same fate as the likes of Circuit City and Crazy Eddies of the world. These folks, as of yet, have not seen a butt they couldn't stick something into. My hope is they will wake up but my belief is they will just ignore themselves out of business.