Firmware corruption – probably the most common issue identified by our engineers on Maxtor drives. When the cooling function becomes faulty the drive can reach a temperature beyond the recommended maximum level. This is caused by data corruption in the hard drive’s service area. Update drivers automatically – Novice computer users can update drivers using trusted software in just a few mouse clicks. DiscWizard The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring data, and backing up your data.

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If you encounter any problems while updating your drivers, you can use this feature to restore your previous drivers and configuration settings.

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Maxtors also well-known for their line of “musical” hard drives that have very high rate of bearings failures. A common failure with the Maxtor N40P family of drives is firmware corruption.

The G-List growth list is an adaptive table that stores the location of bad sectors on the drive, so that the drive knows not to write data to those sectors.


Maxtor have been manufacturing hard disk drives for the PC and server market, with one of the best reputations for reliability, since Storage capacity measurement standards.

Maxtor N40P NAR6159Z Data Recovery Information

Or, you can click the Update Drivers button at the bottom to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out-of-date on your system. What Is This Account Number?

Tried running spinrite, wd data lifeguard diagnostics, wasn’t able to see the drive most of the time. This is caused by data corruption in the hard drive’s service area.

There are however, problems that are specific to certain Maxtor models.

This is normally diagnosed when the BIOS identifies the drive incorrectly. Please read our Privacy Policy and User Agreement. Incorrect sector boundaries – in this case, the drive is shown correctly in the BIOS but can display an error message such as: Below is a list of our most popular Maxtor Hard Disk Drive support software and device drivers.

Your Maxtor device relies on software drivers to operate deice of its various functions. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

Or, try the automatic option instead. First select the Model Name or Number of your device. Maxtor’s current USB driver release resolves driver conflicts, improves your computer’s stability and restores communication with all USBs.


You may find similar symptoms to a problem you are having with your drive. We Also Specialize In Should this occur the computer would reboot itself, you would normally notice acrid smoke and smell coming from your PC and when powered on the drive would not spin up at all.

What happens when I connect my external drive for the first time? Page 1 of 1. It is recommended you, power your system down immediatly!

Maxtor Hard Disk Drive Drivers Download

It should not cost 10k bucks to fix. Maxtors are very vulnerable to overheating, power surges and mxator power supply unit combined with power streak is usually enough to burn spindle motor controller chip on the logic board. To download the needed driver, select it from the list below and click.

Case studies include information about actual recoveries completed within our lab. Reported Reason for Installation failure: Stay away from those companies.