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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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    Pros

  • Durable
  • 200GB!
  • USB 2.0 and FireWire
  • Fast!
  • OneTouch Button
  • Software
  • Cons

  • $400 is expensive, no matter what
  • Somewhat large
  • External power required
  • No USB 2.0 or FireWire card included
  • Conclusion

    The Maxtor 5000DV was extremely impressive as an external hard drive. Not only did it provide durability, speed, and support for both USB and FireWire, as well as Mac Support, but it did it all in a package costing $400 at your local CompUSA. That seems like a lot of money. Well, it is. However, the only 200GB internal hard drive at CompUSA is Maxtor, and costs $350. Therefore, the external add-on is just $50 more, but is a lot more convenient. Don't expect on using the 5000DV as your primary hard drive though!

    Although the 5000DV was slightly big, I was still very impressed with the unit overall. Like I said above, it provides durability, speed, wide-range support, and reasonable pricing, and it's great for showing off, as well as backing up data when formatting. Since I have to format about once or twice every couple months, this hard drive is extremely useful for me. It's really a pain to backup everything on CD. That's not going to be needed anymore!

    SLRating: 9.5/10





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