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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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    Maxtor bundles the hard drive with Retrospect 5.6, a backup tool to easily backup and compress files to send them to the 5000DV. Although I liked the program, I didn't use it much. I liked dragging files to the hard drive through Explorer. After all, do you really need compression when you have a 200GB hard drive? However, if you do use the software, you aren't in too bad of shape. Retrospect 5.6 is pretty nice and fairly easy to use once you get the hang of it.

    Setting up the program for first use was somewhat difficult for me. After a call to Maxtor's tech support, the problems were fixed in seconds. According to Maxtor, my setup problems were unusual and no one has reported having them.

    Basically, the software lets you quickly backup any file(s) on your hard drives directly to the 5000DV in very easy steps. You also setup the OneTouch feature through Retrospect.



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