Advantages Could hold up to 300 GB of storage
Disadvantages The only one is standing it somewhere, not maxtors fault
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I bought this storage device as a backup for my computer files, as I work from home my computer is used by the rest of the family for personal and internet usage. So I was worried that my work which pays some of the wages towards the house could get corrupted by mutiple users of the same machine.I found that I needed to keep my work files backed up, but quickly, simply and efficiently. I have an 250 GB hard drive so in theory I can back up the whole of the drive onto my maxtors' drive it has a 300 GB capacity.
The rest of the Technical information which is only on the packaging as it does not have an instruction booklet it is that simple to use is as follows:.The Maxtor has 16 MB Cache/7200 RPM
It can also store 230,000 JPEG photos or
21 hrs of DV video or 5000 hrs of MP3 music
obviously with the Maxtor can take combinations of each on it's huge memory.
The Size on the packaging is:1.77 x 5.11 x 8.89 inches or
To check this I have just measured my maxtor and the actual unit I have measures:40 x 128 x 225 mm so it is only slightly smaller than stated which I think is a bonus as it is relatively tiny. The Maxtor fits on its on small stand which slides onto the bottom and is only slightly wider to enable the Maxtor to be self supporting.
The way I personally use it is to make an initial back up, this is then used just like "My computer", dragging and dropping files.This way I can take the whole of each working programme that I use for my business and drag the file to the created file I created on the Maxtor.
I also drag "My documents" into the Maxtor. So this means I have two daily work programmes and all my office files either backed up daily or weekly. I prefer the weekly method.When backing up, a tip is to put the date on the file so you know which your last backup was and you don't overwrite it, you then have the original files and the ones which you have been hard at work on safely onto a very good backup facility or very large flash drive.
Unfortunately you can't fit this one into a handbag or pocket although the unit is very light so there is not a problem should you need to use it in that way.Before getting the maxtor I have lost a days work, as I wasn't a keen cd backer upper, this meant spending valuable time doing the same work again. So the Maxtor has saved me a lot of money and time and has soon paid for itself.
Hope this helps you decide, please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer them, if I can, as soon as possible.Thanks for reading.
© dvdsprks2 2007
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