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    Man you don't even have to like the review (which I did by the way). That hard drive is one sexy mofo...
    *yawns and puts arm around hard drive*
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    Cool unit, but dam expensive. Great review. Slick with ebay though.
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    Thanks for the praise. I got the eBay thing removed just in case Maxtor saw, I didn't want them to get pissed off. I plan on getting more stuff from them in the near future .
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    Maybe I should put in a bid.
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    Just ordered myMaxtor 5000DV today, and was glad to read this review later.

    Will I be able to hook it to my current fire wire card,
    and then hook my pinacle Hollywood studio fire wire to the other outlet for vidio capturing?

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    You should be able to, but I'm not 100% sure.
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    Had difficulty reformating the drive to NTFS using the Firewire connection, it would fail at the 99th % mark. Did it all over again using the USB port and it went well. BUT.... when you use the drive attached to a Firewire port and you remove it (properly). The drive is not recognized the next time you re-attach it. Using Windows 2000 SP-3.

    Called Maxtor tech support, the first fellow was an a**hole, stating that converting from FAT32 to NTFS is a "Microsoft" issue. Well if it is a "Microsoft" issue, don't print on your manuals that you recommend converting the drive from FAT32 to NTFS if you have Windows 2000/XP.
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    Thing stopped working 3 days after it was delivered. Maxtor Website visit was a waste of bandwidth. I'm gonna try to return it and try a IBM or a WD external. I've never have any good results with Maxtor's.
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    Strange. I had no problems whatsoever with the Maxtor tech support. They were very helpful and polite...well, there's always some jerk there.
    Sorry you had problems with the drive, I didn't have any.
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    No fault of yours. I knew that I've some karmic force aligned against me if I used any HD other than a WD or a seagate or IBM. Must be because I started computing using a CoCo3 and OS9.
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    my maxtor 5000dv 200gb broke down on day 2.... recevied another by ups... i never would have bought it if i knew it didnt have a power switch
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    What about 'noise' or fan activity ? I miss some stement about this.
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    I am currently looking for an external drive that will allow me to store large amounts and also to run editing software (PhotoShop) and some games once in a while. Will the Maxtor (or any other that you know of) run games smooth enough to play? Has this been tested by anyone yet?
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