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Maxtor's 5000DV external hard drive--120GB with a dual FireWire/USB 2.0 interface--is fast, vast, and built to last, but the drive's unique OneTouch backup feature is what intrigued us. Press a button on the front of the 5000DV, and the unit backs up your favorite partition without further bother

http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,...d,106214,00.asp

Kinda pricey.

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I was always interested in external storage (i am running out of room in my boxes) but I have a great fear about dropping them during transportation. I am a clutz. I wish some of the reviews on external HDDs would go into durability in more detail...

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I almost bought one of those yesterday. The "one touch" backup part was what sold me on getting one. The price is what turned me off. Someday maybe.....

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  • 3 years later...

Wow thats expensive for 500GB. I got my MyBook Essential for only $190, though granted it was on special and I wouldnt vouch for its durability. Not too full featured either, but since its only really backup I didn't see paying for all the bells and whistles.

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ZengHe, this thread is 4 years old! The external Maxtor drive is much less expensive now, I bought 2 of these (200 gigs) for about 100$ each. They work well but the software is somewhat buggy. The software company just changed owners so we'll see what happens to it.

It definitely doesn't work well on Windows ME.

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ZengHe, this thread is 4 years old! The external Maxtor drive is much less expensive now, I bought 2 of these (200 gigs) for about 100$ each. They work well but the software is somewhat buggy. The software company just changed owners so we'll see what happens to it.

It definitely doesn't work well on Windows ME.

Oops, sorry about digging up an old thread Enigmachine. I saw September and figured it was recent. As for messing up 120Gb with 500GB, well I'm not entirely sure have I did either. In any case, yeah they are less expensive. $200 for 500gb would have been unheard of years ago. In any case I think I'll rebury this thread where it belongs. Deep down in the ground.

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