40 gig Quantum Fireball.

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  1. jazzzhead

    jazzzhead New Member

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    I have a working Tivo 40 gig Quantum Fireball hard drive. Can this hdd be re-formatted to work on my pc as a regular pc hdd? If so, can anyone give ma an idea of how this is done.

    When I connect the drive to my pc, the bios reports a capacity of 0 gigs (zero).
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Chris.
     
  2. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    1) Yes, should be able to run a format on it.
    2) Can't run a format if your bios does not recognize it though :)
     
  3. xnevergiveinx

    xnevergiveinx New Member

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    you should download maxblast from maxtor.com it should allow you to format it
     
  4. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    It's locked. Use qunlock or diskutil to unlock it.
     
  5. xnevergiveinx

    xnevergiveinx New Member

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    by the way, i had a maxtor fireball 40 gig drive in my computer. it is from dec 17 2002. it died on me one day. now, it boots up as a maxtor ares 64...in cmos, the drive flashes.
    this is a known error with this drive and costs about $300 to repair from a data recovery place.

    i didn't lose much, only about 2 days worth of stuff, nothing crazy. i keep regular backups and backups of my backups.

    i'm just saying, i don't think this drive is built well...
     
  6. Yog-Sothoth

    Yog-Sothoth MRV Junkie

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    Seagate acquired Maxtor, which acquired Quantum, just as an FYI.
     
  7. nuncles

    nuncles New Member

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    Does this mean that maxtor drives are now seagate drives or are they still manufacutred seperately?
     
  8. xnevergiveinx

    xnevergiveinx New Member

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    then why does my 200 gig maxtor diamond max 10 drive have a 1 year warranty.
    but my 250 gig and 300 gig 7200.8 seagate drives have 5 year warranties?
     
  9. GBL

    GBL covert opiniative

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    The Seagate/Maxtor merger will not close until later this year; you can only expect warranty alignments *after* the merger is completed.
     

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