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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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    In the Box and Installation

    When I opened the retail box, I found a huge collection of accessories to use the 5000DV with. The package was as follows; USB 2.0 cable, FireWire cable, AC Adaptor, manual, drive, and stand, as well as the drivers and Retrospect software on one CD. The package was secured and packaged well.

    Installation, except for the OneTouch button, was easy and fast. If you've ever used a USB 2.0/FireWire device, you can install this drive without even using the manual. For Windows XP, all you need to do is plug in the drive, connect the USB/FireWire cable, and wait. Windows will automatically detect the drive, and you'll be all ready to go.

    You don't need to format the drive for first-use either. The drive comes pre-formatted with a FAT-32 file system, but I formatted the drive to make the file system NFTS.

    The drive also runs hot when on for a while. Since there is no power switch on the drive, it gets hot if it's plugged in.

    System Setup

    USB 2.0

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  • Generic USB 2.0 PCI Card

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    5. Performance
    6. Software
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