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    Maxtor 5000DV External Hard Drive
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: April 1st, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: What happens when you run out of space on your PC, the Maxtor 5000DV External Hard Drive could be the solution to all of your problems, its durable and fast. How does it perform and is it worth the price tag? Read on to find out in our official review....

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    The drive has many features that all make the Maxtor 5000DV a great external hard drive.

    For one thing, the USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity allows the drive to achieve more then 400MB a minute while transferring data. Can you imagine transferring 200GB with USB 1.1? However, although it's the fastest on the market, backing up 200GB with USB 2.0 can still be a long process.

    The OneTouch button is extremely convenient for people who back up the same data frequently. If you install the included software, you can setup the drive to backup a specified folder or partition just by pressing the OneTouch button. This worked very well for me, but setting up was a tedious process. My OneTouch button was not doing anything. After three calls to the technical support department of Maxtor, I put the hard drive on a different USB 2.0 port, and the OneTouch button worked perfectly. What it does is it launches the included software and automatically begins the backup. I didn't find myself using the button often, but other people may rely on it daily.

    The drive is PC and Mac compatible, so you can use it on either system. You can't, however, switch back and forth between the two. This is because both platforms rely on a different file system.

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