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1. MAXTOR E01G300 OneTouch II 300GB
$333.99 list()
2. Maxtor 300GB SHARED STORAGE DRIVE
$273.99 $263.78 list()
3. Maxtor ONE TOUCH II 250GB 7200
$259.99
4. Maxtor One Touch II 300 GB USB
$185.99 $169.88 list($194.99)
5. Maxtor One Touch II 200 GB USB
$166.24 list()
6. Maxtor A01E160 OneTouch 160 GB
$229.99 list()
7. Maxtor L01S300 300 GB 7200RPM
$180.49 $154.99 list($199.95)
8. Maxtor A01B120 OneTouch USB 7200
$226.99 $116.99 list($349.95)
9. Maxtor L01P200 7200 RPM 200 GB
$191.99 $135.00 list()
10. Maxtor 250 GB 7200 RPM Internal
$62.40 list($129.99)
11. Maxtor 60 GB 7200 RPM EIDE Hard
$153.99 $72.50 list($159.95)
12. Maxtor L01P160 7200 RPM 160 GB
$265.99 list()
13. Maxtor 200GB SHARED STORAGE DRIVE
$264.09 $224.99 list($349.99)
14. Maxtor A01A250 OneTouch 7200 RPM
$219.99 list($229.99)
15. Maxtor OneTouch II - hard drive
$114.99 $66.50 list($149.99)
16. Maxtor L01P080 7200 RPM 80 GB
$237.99 $199.99 list($299.95)
17. Maxtor A01A200 One Touch Personal
$125.00 list($149.99)
18. Maxtor One Touch II 100 GB USB
$228.94 list()
19. Maxtor A01C250 One Touch Personal
$182.99 $174.95 list()
20. MAXTOR A01C160 OneTouch 160GB

1. MAXTOR E01G300 OneTouch II 300GB External Hard Drive

our price: $297.99
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Asin: B000621S4Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1158
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Features

  • 7200 RPM
  • 16MB Cache
  • Average Seek Time - 9ms
  • Easy-to-use software lets you setup automatic backups, manage your power settings, and password protect your files with Maxtor DriveLock
  • Default installation backs up every local drive automatically

2. Maxtor 300GB SHARED STORAGE DRIVE NAS ( H01R300 )

our price: $333.99
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Asin: B0007KPM42
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 6943
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Simple shared storage for your small office or home network. Automatic network configuration makes installation a breeze. The Shared Storage Drive looks like a local drive on each configured PC on your network. Privacy is easy with a web browser interface for making shared folders either full or limited access. Organization is made simple with an exclusive Drag and Sort™ feature for dragging files such as music, photos, video, and data from your configured PC to the Shared Storage Drive for automatic sorting into appropriate folders. Two USB ports are included for connecting and sharing printers and additional hard drives.

Features
  • Add storage and share files, photos, and music with PCs on your network
  • 2 USB ports for connecting and sharing printers and additional hard drives
  • Access files from any networked PC
  • Looks like a local drive on each configured PC
  • Shared folders can be either full access (public) or limited access (private)
  • Easy to use web browser interface to create privacy levels for shared folders
  • Exclusive Drag and Sort™ feature for easy organization
  • Automatic network configuration
  • 10/100 Ethernet RJ-45 port connection
  • For Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP computers on your network
... Read more

Features

  • Easy browser interface to assign privacy levels for shared folders
  • 300 GB hard drive lets you easily centralize, organize and share files on a home or small office network
  • 2 USB ports let you add shared printers or extra drives
  • Drag and Sort feature automatically copies the files, sorts them based on file type
  • 100Base-T / 10Base-T Ethernet connection

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Just right
Instead of dedicating a full fledge computer on your small network for storing media files and sharing a printer (or two), this thing does the trick. At a small fraction of the power consumption. Plus, you can use that old print serving / storage computer for something else more productive and not get constant print requests from another PC.

I've gone through a bunch of USB print servers and none seem to be close to as fast as sharing the printer directly from a PC, or even old parallel print servers. I'm not sure what the deal is, but nobody seems to make a good USB print server to date that'll work (well) with most printers. The drawback with just about any print servers (this one included), is that you won't get ink cartridge status like you would hooking directly into a computer. And you wouldn't get many of a multifunction device's function. Still, big photos zip through the Maxtor and out the printer as if it was a real computer doing the sharing.

Setting up folders, permissions, accounts, and whatnot was easy. Transfer speeds were reasonable.

There should be more competitors making devices like this Maxtor NAS/USB sharing combo (at the small office/home price level). They're obviously useful, and competition would help bring the prices down. But then again, this is reasonably priced from the start if you consider how absurd some NAS-only devices cost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Maxtor 300GB Shared Storage
Pro:
*Drive is very fast.
*Easy setup.
*Drag and sort feature works well.
*Other computers on network can access drive without installing any software.

Con:
*Multi-function printers will only print.
*No software for automatic backups.
*Power setting only has sleep mode, it would have been nice to have time management program to setup on and off times.
*USB or Firewire connectivity would be nice for traveling.
*Price a little high.



Very fast shipping from Amazon. ... Read more


3. Maxtor ONE TOUCH II 250GB 7200 16MB ( E01G250 )

our price: $273.99
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Asin: B0004HPY28
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 2199
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4. Maxtor One Touch II 300 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (E01H300)
list price: $259.99
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Asin: B0007KQOIK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 5858
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Maxtor OneTouch II USB 2.0 / Firewire External Hard The Maxtor OneTouch II — simple backup and storage with Maxtor DriveLock to protect the contents of your drive if lost or stolen. Maxtor pioneered the revolutionary "pushbutton" approach to data backup, and stays in the forefront with the new Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive. With 300GB, there's ample room to store your videos, photos, graphics, music, and more in one convenient location! The drive features a simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security, and backup, a whisper-quiet 7200 RPM hard drive with 16MB cache and is equipped with the USB 2.0 interface for easy connection for PC and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 connectivity; Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP Home and XP Professional; Mac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.1.2-10.1.5; 10.2.4-10.2.8; 10.3 or later
  • Ideal storage for photos, music, editing video and creating high-end graphics
  • Simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security and backup scheduling
  • 7200 RPM, 16 MB cache buffer
  • Dantz Retrospect Express software included

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars AAFES Monopoly
To Marc Riley, USN, Japan:
I've been in/around the US Military for 27+ years. 99% of the time when I find a company/store who will not ship to OCONUS locations, it's because it would put them in direct competition with AAFES, which is not allowed. I recommend you check out AAFES Catalog/website any time you run across this problem, you'll probably find the item you want (probably higher price, too!). If so, the only way to beat the AAFES Monopoly is to have the item shipped to family member/friend in CONUS and have them ship it to you. Just have them put the original shipping container inside another box for better protection. Watch out though, sometimes it's not worth the price of double shipping. Good luck!

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy from this company!
They do not support our military!They will not ship anything to a military facility!Thank You for your support.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy...
Approximately three and half days after I bought it, the Maxtor One Touch II failed. It no longer powers up, the LED on the front does not turn on, and the device is not recognized by my computer. No settings had changed - when I left my computer it was connected, recognized, and powered up, and when I came back a few hours later it was powered down and nonfunctional. I have tried different outlets, disconnected and reconnected every cable, and flipping the switch in each configuration. Since I was using the device as backup during a reformat, I lost about 40-50 gigs of data. I expected much better from an external hard drive.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a USB-Only drive
Type in the model number into the search box on Maxtor's website, and you'll see the specs.The 'H' is USB 1.1 and 2.0, and the 'G' adds Firewire/iLink/1394.

I have the One Touch 1 and it's great , but the retrospect software is a disaster.This version has a better set of that software, so I'm buying this one.I've had the old one for about a year and it does exactly what it was advertised to do.People who have tried to use the old ones as hard drives instead of just using them for backups are probably using them for something other than their intended purpose, and so you'll see all sorts of reported problems, mostly due to overheating.We use ours for nightly backups only, and the thing works fine. ... Read more


5. Maxtor One Touch II 200 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (E01E200)
list price: $194.99
our price: $185.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0007KQOIA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1397
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Choose a new Maxtor OneTouch II or Maxtor OneTouch drive if you need easy backup and lots of space to hold your movies, photos and graphics. ... Read more

Features

  • Whisper-quiet fluid dynamic bearing motor
  • 200 GB external hard drive, 7200 RPM, 8 MB cache
  • USB 2.0 connectivity; compatible with Windows and Mac OS
  • Maxtor DriveLock protects contents of drive if lost or stolen
  • Creates historical backup versions with full system restore to a point in time

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good value for money
Had it for a few days now and it seems to work fine.

A few quirks setting up : when connected to a USB port on the front panel of my PC, the device isn't recognized - it HAS to be connected to one of the back ports (the ones that are directly on you motherboard). Since I have no problems whatsoever connecting other USB devices (camera/memory stick) to the ports at the front panel, I find this quite odd. I would recommend getting the USB/Firewire combo version of this drive for a few $ more, to avoid any possible USB conflicts...

There are two install options : 1) basic (drivers+utility) or 2) basic +the bundled, slimmed down Retrospect software by Dantz - I wouldn't rely on it for critical 'full system' backups since it's awkward, limited software. If you don't buy the Maxtor One Touch II just for the sake of having an external, large capacity drive to which you can drag the files/folders of your choice, but are serious about backing up your complete system and ALL the data on it, use the drive with Acronis' "True Image" software - at $ 50 it's the best choice for imaging software; it works out of the box - unlike the bundled Retrospect software which also requires you download/install theMicrosoft .NET framework application.
And besides disk images created with True Image, you can of course drag any file/folder onto the Maxtor for easy/fast access, meaning you can have the best of both worlds. Just a thought.

The Maxtor utility allows you to optionally protect the entire drive's contents with a password - without it the drive cannot be accessed. A good feature if you need it, like when taking the drive with you somewhere - or even losing it somehow.

Hardware : the drive is very quiet, which is a big plus (I have an old Lacie external HD that sounds like a plane taking off when powered on), it also looks/feels nice and sturdy and sits neatly on your desk in upright or flat position. The drive runs at 7200rpm and has an 8Mb cache which means you shouln't encounter any problems even when you're really straining the disk.

At the time of writing (May 2005), the product offers good value for money, both in terms of performance and "storage per buck". I think the bundled software is junk and recommend using the drive either "as is" for creating backups of your files, and/or use it with a good disc imaging program like Acronis True Image. Everyone knows you should always create more than one backup occasionally, e.g. to DVD/RW, but this way you'll have all your data and system settings ready for restoring in any scenario - from accidentally erasing/modifying files to having a serious crash / system failure.







1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy...
Approximately three and half days after I bought it, the Maxtor One Touch II failed. It no longer powers up, the LED on the front does not turn on, and the device is not recognized by my computer. No settings had changed - when I left my computer it was connected, recognized, and powered up, and when I came back a few hours later it was powered down and nonfunctional. I have tried different outlets, disconnected and reconnected every cable, and flipping the switch in each configuration. Since I was using the device as backup during a reformat, I lost about 40-50 gigs of data. I expected much better from an external hard drive. ... Read more


6. Maxtor A01E160 OneTouch 160 GB External Personal Storage Drive (PC / Mac)

our price: $166.24
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Asin: B0001W7SXY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 518
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • OneTouch push button backup
  • 7200 RPM spindle speed for ultra-fast response
  • Stands horizontally or vertically
  • Stackable, anodized aluminum design
  • Flexible USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 connectivity (cable included) to properly enabled Windows and Mac computers

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars OneTouch has it all
~This is a wonderful external drive to fit all my needs.

It is small and light (feels like a regular paperback book), almost takes no space on my clustered desk when it's in stand up position (you can also lay it down).

It is huge - 160GB (about 152GB availabe out of box - I guess because of factory installed configuration). Perfect for backup and storage.

It is fast - I feel no difference in performance and response time from my laptop's internal hard drive. In fact it is faster in~~ terms of RPM (7200), most laptop hard drive is 5400 or slower.

It is versatile - I use it not only for backup and storage, I install and run softwares on it just like any internal drive and never encounter any problem or feel any different.

It is easy - Installation is a cinch. In fact, I didn't install the backup software comes with the package (because of some bad reviews on that software). I only installed the OneTouch driver and utility through which I can easily reconfigure the~~ OneTouch button to launch MS Windows Backup. It works like a charm. (The user guide clearly tells you how to re-set the OneTouch button to launch any programs you like, a very cool feature I think).

It is convenient - I can unplug it (it also has a power on/off switch at the back) from my laptop (running XP), carry it to my office (just like a book), plug it to my workstation (running Windows 2000), and use it like a mobile mass storage and file transfering tool. (Make sure first time you~~ use it between different OS you need the installation CD for driver install).
I never tried the connection to Mac.

It is beautiful - the OneTouch button lights up in blue and has different blinking pattern to indicate drive state. (The drive automatically spin down to save energy when idling for about one hour - you can easily configure that and other features via drive utility).

It is cool - unlike what's been said by other reviewers, the drive runs pretty cool even in peak activities -~~ the metal cover feels warm but just warm enough for your hand to feel it, nothing will be burn (plus it has a pedal for standing position and rubber feet for laying position). I just lay it down on my desk without attaching the rubber feet and it is perfectly fine. When it spins down, you can't feel any temperature at all.

It is quiet - I can't hear a thing with this drive sitting on my desk running, not even in late night. If you really want to make sure it is spinning, you have to~~ literally put your ear on its cover. The only sound I can hear coming out of this drive is at the moment when it starts up or spins down, a light gentle clicking sound. (My wife will attest that my hearing is normal)

It is cheap - you can get it for like $189 from costco.

I think all will hold true for models of other size - I'm rather suprised to see some negative reviews on OneTouch with bigger or smaller sizes. I think Maxtor overall did a great job on this OneTouch series and a lot~~ customers will benefit from it.~

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Secondary/Backup Hard Drive for Laptops
I have been using Maxtor external hard drives for just over a year now and have made recommendations to family and colleagues which have resulted in them buying many of them as well. So with experience with close to a dozen hard drives, we have not had any problems and have nothing but praise for the drives.

First off, with internal hard drive prices for laptops so expensive and so difficult to install, external hard drives that use firewire (IEEE1394) are a great option. These hard drives use both firewire and USB, so you can take the information and hot swap it among multiple computer (like a thumb drive) or keep it plugged in to a single computer for use a secondary hard drive. I have found virtually no speed difference between accessing files on the external hard drive versus the internal.

The automatic backup feature, makes the hard drive all that much more useful. It comes bundled with Dantz Retrospect Express program which is an easy-to-use option for automatically backing up just what you want with a touch of a button. I backup often, usually just punching the button as I go meet to clients. It usually finishes the automated process by the time I return. Because backing up is so easy to do, when I did lose the hard drive on one of my laptops, I barely missed a beat after I got it replaced, simply restoring the drive image to make my new laptop look just like my old one.

I highly recommend Maxtor external hard drives. ... Read more


7. Maxtor L01S300 300 GB 7200RPM SATA Internal Hard Drive

our price: $229.99
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Asin: B00064CTTA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 778
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Features

  • Ultimate performance with SATA/150 interface, 1.5 Gbps interface speed
  • Ultra ATA data transfer speeds up to 133 Mbps
  • Ultra fast 16 MB cache
  • Automatic setup with MaxBlast software
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP; Mac OS 8.6 or higher, OSX 10.1 or higher

8. Maxtor A01B120 OneTouch USB 7200 RPM 120 GB External Hard Drive
list price: $199.95
our price: $180.49
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Asin: B0000AZW8X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1714
Average Customer Review: 2.64 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 120 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM, 2 MB buffer
  • USB 2.0 interface (USB 1.1 compatible)
  • Press the One Touch button and back up files in one simple step
  • Compatible with Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 Professional, or XP

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars Reliable Back Up . . . Priceless
Backing up is a good practice, because a hard drive failure or other disaster can occur at any time. Many of us do not back up on a consistent and regular basis, which always becomes a cause for regret when a problem occurs, and we need to restore or recover valuable data. If and when disaster strikes, having a reliable backing up can truly be priceless. External hard drives are a convenient way to backup all kinds of data. Because they are external, they can perform this essential function for more than one computer, and easily transfer archived data to a new computer if necessary.

The 120GB Maxtor One Touch external hard dive is compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP, as well as Macintosh OS X and 9. It comes with a comprehensive user's guide. Following the installation instructions, the drive was recognized without any problems by my computer, which is running Windows XP Home Edition. When installed, 111GB of memory space was noted as being available for use.

The Maxtor is rated for USB 2.0, but my computer is only a USB 1.1. When using other external drives in the past, my computer's operation slowed down so much when transferring data, that doing other tasks was very difficult or impossible (almost as bad as when using a parallel port zip drive). However when transferring data to the Maxtor, there were no problems with simultaneously doing basic tasks like word-processing or spreadsheets, or being online. Though running a processor intensive program like Photoshop while transferring data, is probably not recommended. While the transfer rate at USB 1.1 isn't too bad, those with USB 2.0 should experience transfer rates perhaps three or four times faster. Data transfers appear to be smooth, and silent.

The drive has a heavy-duty hard metal case, and can be oriented standing on its side, using the stand that is provided, or flat like a normal drive. There is an on/off power switch located at the rear of the unit. The recommended procedure is to have your computer up and running, and the Maxtor powered up, before connecting the hard drive to the computer.

Thus far, there have been no problems using the unit. The price for a drive of this capacity was competitive, and a rebate made it even more attractive. An external drive is great for archiving MP3's and JPEG's, and also for sharing data between computers that are not networked. The provided Retrospect software enables "one touch" backup, where selected files can be backed up just by pushing a button located on the unit. Additional support is available on the Maxtor website. After suffering considerable hardship in the past, because of failure to regularly back up data, I hope this easy to use device will prove to be reliable, and provide peace of mind.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best thing to come along in a while
If you need to backup a single PC or just store laots of files this is the devices you need.. The one touch works great

The Dantz backup software takes a bit to get used to but works so well I ended up buyng the PRO version...

I highly recommend this drive I have 2 120's and fixing to buy a 300

1-0 out of 5 stars It's a piece of junk on a Mac too
The Maxtor OneTouch 250 GB Firewire for Mac drive that I bought causes system freezes on our PowerBook and twin processor G4.

It is unreliable and owning it has been a nightmare.

The power supply went out in the first week and the replacement drive refuses to mount most of the time.

In other words what the PC users report goes for the Mac version too.

If you're looking to buy peace of mind by getting a backup drive, don't buy a Maxtor.

1-0 out of 5 stars same problem as others, failed and unreliable
same problem as others, failed and unreliable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Secondary/Backup Hard Drive for Laptops
I have been using Maxtor external hard drives for just over a year now and have made recommendations to family and colleagues which have resulted in them buying many of them as well. So with experience with close to a dozen hard drives, we have not had any problems and have nothing but praise for the drives.

First off, with internal hard drive prices for laptops so expensive and so difficult to install, external hard drives that use firewire (IEEE1394) are a great option. These hard drives use both firewire and USB, so you can take the information and hot swap it among multiple computer (like a thumb drive) or keep it plugged in to a single computer for use a secondary hard drive. I have found virtually no speed difference between accessing files on the external hard drive versus the internal.

The automatic backup feature, makes the hard drive all that much more useful. It comes bundled with Dantz Retrospect Express program which is an easy-to-use option for automatically backing up just what you want with a touch of a button. I backup often, usually just punching the button as I go meet to clients. It usually finishes the automated process by the time I return. Because backing up is so easy to do, when I did lose the hard drive on one of my laptops, I barely missed a beat after I got it replaced, simply restoring the drive image to make my new laptop look just like my old one.

I highly recommend Maxtor external hard drives. ... Read more


9. Maxtor L01P200 7200 RPM 200 GB Hard Drive
list price: $349.95
our price: $226.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00007KVHZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 3868
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This Maxtor 7,200 RPM hard drive with Ultra ATA/133 interface yields a data transfer rate up to 133 MBps. It's ideal for speed-intensive applications like digital video editing, database searches, and the latest games. Included with the drive is MaxBlast Plus software for your PC, which guides you step-by-step through the installation process. The drive also features the latest advances in mechanical and electronic design, like an 8 MB buffer, making it one of the industry's most reliable drives. The drive comes with an Ultra ATA cable, 5.25-inch mounting brackets, screws, and an illustrated installation poster. ... Read more

Features

  • 200 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM
  • Ultra EIDE ATA/133 interface
  • 8 MB buffer size
  • Compatible with Windows operating systems

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good harddrive
I've had this drive in my system for about a year to store MP3's and videos. I should have backed up all of my files because my old harddrive has failed, and with 200GB of storage, you won't run out very quickly. Mine came with the ATA card, and it was easy to install. It has worked fine, and quietly ever since and I am pleased with the purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Hard Drive
This is a great drive. It's fast (about twice as fast as my other 2 and 3 year old 7200rpm drives) and it's silent and seems to be reliable. It's also at a great price for the capacity, and it's Maxtor, a trusted name in hard drives. I got the ATA card with mine, but I used another Silicon Image card I purchased previously (it has the same features but gave less problems, my computer took longer than it should to start up with the Maxtor ATA card). The MaxBlast software worked perfectly and never gave me any trouble. All those giving bad reviews because of the software or lack of card need to stop complaining. The point is, the actual hard drive is great, and you won't go wrong purchasing it. I like it so much, I decided to purchase the 160 gig version to replace two of my other hard drives.

1-0 out of 5 stars Review is for the MaxBlast Software
Over the years I have had more than one system brought to its knees by the 'MaxBlast' partitioning software. DO NOT USE IT.

If your OS (Operating System) cannot properly partition and format the drive to full capacity, then seek out one of the third-party programs that does it properly (e.g. Partition Magic).

If the problem is with the BIOS (and not the OS) then upgrade the BIOS. If there is no upgrade (mfg out of business) then do not get a drive larger than your current BIOS supports.

For those souls who bought this package expecting the ADVERTISED (still as of 24 Jan 2004) ATA card to be included then if it is not complain to your State Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection. AMAZON is, or at least used to be, a Washington State company: WA has one of the strongest Consumer Protection offices in the country & it would be worthwhile contacting them, as well as the Better Business Bureau. If a company is going to advertise something then the company should sell what it advertises - anything else if fraud. Amazon is usually good about resolving these sorts of conflicts - do not know why they apparently are not doing so with this one.

Maxtor drives are not my favorites, they are not as durable as many (I have a Maxtor 40GB external USB drive dying as I write this) but they are OK for the money (they are CHEAP) - but the MaxBlast Software is simply a time-bomb waiting to blow up for system.

Avoid the Blast.

1-0 out of 5 stars Warning: What you see is NOT what you get!
DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM IF YOU EXPECT TO GET THE ATA/133 CARD WITH IT!

Tech specs at Amazon.com for this Maxtor L01P200 7200 RPM 200 GB Hard Drive specifically state that it comes with a "Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 card for Windows". That was my sole reason for buying this particular 200 GB hard drive instead of any other.

I clicked the button at Amazon.com to purchase from J&R Music & Computer World since theirs was the primary "Add to Shopping Cart" button for this hard drive. Since it was to be a Christmas gift, I also paid for expedited shipping. That was on Dec. 8, 2003. It finally arrived January 13, 2004 - so much for the "expedited" estimated delivery date of Dec. 11-16 -- and so much for Christmas!

The Maxtor box that finally arrived from J&R looked exactly like the one in the Amazon picture. It even had the same item number on a sticker on the box: L01P200. However there was no ATA/133 card. I called J&R and their customer service rep was confused, agreeing that their product is advertised as having an ATA/133 card in the box, but that theirs don't have the card in the box. However J&R agreed to put in a parts order and ship me the card since it was advertised as being included. (By the way they also stated they would refund my shipping since I paid for expedited and it took 5 weeks to arrive.)

A few days later I received a phone call from J&R stating that they changed their minds, they would NOT ship the part since theirs didn't usually come with it anyway. Then they apparently decided to think it over a bit and said they would call me back. They never did. I called today to check on the ATA/133 status and was firmly told that the issue was closed; they will not ship the card and the most they can do is issue a $15.00 refund (and no shipping refund either).

So I paid $211.63 (including shipping) to J&R Music & Computers through Amazon.com for a hard drive missing the advertised but required ATA/133 card, which took 5 weeks to get in the first place. Now I will have to pay at least an extra $40 (plus shipping) to buy the necessary ATA/133 card separately. Even with the "$15.00" refund this turns out to be a very expensive hard drive.

All I can say is this: Never again will I purchase anything computer-related here again. I'm going back to Pricewatch from now on. At least with the merchants there you get what you order, and have real recourse if you don't.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware the Maxtor MaxBlast 3.0 software
WARNING: Maxtors warranty claims that they are not responsible for any data loss experienced by using their software to upgrade to the new drive.

TRANSLATION: After having my original (functioning, working) Win2K SP4 system corrupted by the MaxBlast 3.0 software (following all instructions), Maxtor has refused to respond to my complaints in a satisfactory way. The total cost was >20 hours of my time completely reinstalling my system and programs.

SUGGESTION: Don't use the software provided. Research other hard drive vendors who make similar products but have better warranties. ... Read more


10. Maxtor 250 GB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive

our price: $191.99
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Asin: B00008MOPW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 2703
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor means maximum performance with minimum noise
  • Ultra ATA/133 interface
  • 8 MB cache
  • 133 MBps data transfer rate
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP; Mac OS 8.6, X, 10.1 or higher

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars I am loving it...
Personally I own 3 Maxtor Drives. 1 is not 8 years old and hasn''t failed me yet, however it did replace a previous that went bad sector nuts in less than a month so there is always the chance.

I recently got this drive and bought an external drive kit for it (USB 2.0) and the drive outperforms my internal drive considerably. Tryin to decide now if I want to pick up another as I do a lot of video to DV transfers and this makes for great storage.

With all that said thou. Make sure you have a backup of all important data as you can potentially run into issues as with any PC part.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable don't buy
The Maxtor OneTouch 250 GB Firewire for Mac drive that I bought causes system freezes on our PowerBook and twin processor G4.

It is unreliable and owning it has been a nightmare.

The power supply went out in the first week and the replacement drive refuses to mount most of the time.

In other words what the PC users report goes for the Mac version too (read the reviews for the 120 GB OneTouch).

If you're looking to buy peace of mind by getting a backup drive, don't buy a Maxtor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Maxtor's ata133 drives rock
I installed a maxtor ata133 (7200rpm, 8mb cache) on the 133 interface of a new asus mbd (the p4r800-v), and got transfer rates, in real apps, that blew away my previous speed demon (which cost more btw, was no slug, and was ata100 with 7200rpm 8mb disks). ata133, with a real 133 controller, is indeed a real improvement. ... Read more


11. Maxtor 60 GB 7200 RPM EIDE Hard Drive
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00006EDOU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 5921
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Maxtor DiamondMax Plus hard drive is designed to meet your need for performance. The Maxtor-developed Ultra ATA/133 interface has a data transfer rate of 133 MBps. With its leading-edge interface, end users will experience blazing-fast data transfer rates. Maxtor's Quiet Drive Technology Plus delivers world-class acoustics, with fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motors, available on all models. This innovation improves the overall sound quality, thus enhancing the user experience.

Like previous generations, the DiamondMax Plus takes reliability and data integrity to an even higher level with Maxtor's shock and data protection systems, which give the user enhanced protection against both operating and nonoperating shock, and verifies essential functions in seconds to eliminate costly and unnecessary drive returns. These systems deliver high reliability as shown by the DiamondMax Plus product line's annualized return rate (ARR) of less than one percent. ... Read more

Features

  • Formatted capacity to 60 GB
  • 7200 RPM rotational speed
  • Less than 9 ms average seek time
  • Ultra EIDE ( ATA/133 ) interface, coupled with a 2 MB SDRAM cache buffer delivers data transfer speeds up to 100 MB/sec
  • Ideal for storage-hungry multimedia and Internet environments, where burst and sustained transfer rates are crucial

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent drive
I've been using this hard drive in the new computer I built for six months now without any problems. It is extremely quiet and fast, and the price is good. The Ultra ATA 133 interface and 7200 RPM speed is great, and it is very noticeably faster than my old 5400 RPM drive. Before I put my case fan in, I couldn't even hear the hard drive over my super-quiet CPU fan (rated for 25 decibels). Maxtor has an excellent reputation for quality and customer service, including an excellent website. The 8GB Maxtor drive in my old computer has gone 5 years without any problems. The only maintenance I've done on it is to change it from FAT32 to NTFS after I got Windows XP. Having worked in a retail store where the only hard drives we sold were by Maxtor, customers were very pleased with the price and performance of these drives, and only a very, very small amount ever came back. I also used a Maxtor drive in another computer I built, and that one has performed flawlessly as well. Installation was simple with the included screws and 5 ΒΌ"mounting brackets. I formatted it easily with Windows, and haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. I would definitely recommend Maxtor drives over those by Seagate or Western Digital. You will not be disappointed by this drive's performance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Storage Solution
I purchased my drive from one of the big office supply stores with rebates and coupons and got it for less than a doller per GB. Maxtor drives are easy to install and come with software to help get them partitioned and formatted. A detailed instruction manual for installation is included as well showing all jumper settings. I installed mine on a Win XP Home system and it was a snap. Only negative is that the drive is rather loud during use. Not bothersome loud but you do notice it compared to the original 20 GB drive that was in the system (also a Maxtor). Have used Maxtor in the past and never had a failure. Good Drive

1-0 out of 5 stars Died after 6 months
This drive was MANUFACTURED in Nov 2002 and it's Aug 2003 and it's dead--no recovery, no saving data. Not exactly on the edge of my seat waiting for the ... replacement drive, either.

1-0 out of 5 stars distressing...
I buy this drive 9 months ago... . In 6 months the drive are uselles.

1-0 out of 5 stars this thing's a piece
died on me after 7 months. Sure, the warranty will get me a new (blank) one - what about all my data? ... Read more


12. Maxtor L01P160 7200 RPM 160 GB Internal Hard Drive
list price: $159.95
our price: $153.99
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Asin: B00008DSRF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1689
Average Customer Review: 3.11 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Maxtor DiamondMax Plus hard drive is designed to meet your need for performance. The Maxtor-developed Ultra ATA/133 interface has a data transfer rate of 133 MBps. With its leading-edge interface, end users will experience blazing-fast data transfer rates. Maxtor's Quiet Drive Technology Plus delivers world-class acoustics, with fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motors, available on all models. This innovation improves the overall sound quality, thus enhancing the user experience.

Like previous generations, the DiamondMax Plus takes reliability and data integrity to an even higher level with Maxtor's shock and data protection systems, which give the user enhanced protection against both operating and nonoperating shock, and verifies essential functions in seconds to eliminate costly and unnecessary drive returns. These systems deliver high reliability as shown by the DiamondMax Plus product line's annualized return rate (ARR) of less than one percent. ... Read more

Features

  • 160 GB hard drive
  • 7200 RPM rotation speed
  • Less than 9 millisecond average seek time
  • Ultra EIDE (ATA/133) interface, coupled with an 8 MB SDRAM cache buffer delivers data transfer speeds up to 100 MB/sec
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (18)

4-0 out of 5 stars Just what my computer needed
Got this drive to stuff into my computer so I'd have enough storage space for my new video editing hobby. Installation was a snap, although people with older computers/operating systems might need a separate ATA/133 controller to take advantage of the full capacity/speed of the drive. Once I remembered how to pop the cover off my computer, I had the drive in and my system up in about 15 minutes (with 5 spent removing a CD drive).

The included manual covers installation pretty well, and lists requirements for Windows and Mac systems. All the hardware needed for installation is included (screws, IDE ribbon cable), although if you're mounting in a 5 1/4" bay, you'll need a mounting bracket if you don't already have one. An included CD contains installation software and hard drive utilities that let you partition your drive and perform disk to disk copies. The software also lets you create backup copies of the MBR (Master Boot Record) for safe keeping.

Formatted capacity is 153GB according to Windows, and took about 45 minutes. Access speed is fast, and the drive is pretty quiet. Noise from the heads flicking about is audible, but not distracting.

5-0 out of 5 stars SUPER DRIVE
I HAVE A NON-STOP NETWORK WITH TEN OF THESE DRIVES FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW, AND NEVER HAVE I HAD TO FIDDLE WITH THEM. THEY ARE EXELENT DRIVES FOR THERE PRICE. MINE YOU, THAT NON-STOP MEANS THAT THEY ARE ON AND NON-STOP CONDITIONS MEANING ALWAYS SPINING, IF YOU WILL.
I LOVE THIS DRIVES, SO IT SEEMS =), BYE BYE BYE

1-0 out of 5 stars tsk tsk
I still dont know why, till this day, why are people still using maxtor and western digital. These two drives are among the worst ive come across. They may be cheap but they are also a pain in the rear end. I have heard people that i know saying that their M and WD drives dying on them the first day they get it or within a few years, especially if u put stressful use on them. Can u imagine having problems just installing and OS alone. I tried installing OS from 95 to WinXP as well as the NT series of 2000 and up. That is exactly what i got when i first started using either these two drives in the PCs that i sell. From then on i have never used tham again. All my life and all my sold PCs are using Seagate and Quantum Drives, and i have never never had anyone one of them die on me neither of them gave me any problems when installing any OSs either. Wheather i leave them internally or carry it around to copy things from other PCs i never have any problems. I even have a 13 gig from 6 or 7 years ago still using today without a problem. I know quantom drives are harder to get in the US, but seagate is still my second choice in durability and software + OSs installation compatibility. Lets put it this way, i love quantoms drives so much i had my cousin ship them straight from taiwan, where they are made to me in the US. Also since i sell PCs i have to give waranties for the ones that i sell, and i have never had a HD problem before.

5-0 out of 5 stars So far, So Good
So far everything has worked right. This was the first time I installed a new hard drive. I used the instruction manual from Sony for my VAIO Digital Studio computer I got in '01. The Manual was available online. I followed Sony's instructions, and used the Windows XP Utility from the Computer Management Link on my computer, and although it took near an hour to format, it works, too early to say how well, but all appears to be operating in acceptible parameters. Only complaint is occasional noises of the spindle moving. Not sure whether this is normal. It is louder than the 60G original hard drive(master), but with this drive's sheer size, the occasional noise seems to be normal. So far so good. [Two Months Later]This hard drive has perfomed very well; the spindle noise has left , and the access time is incredibly fast. Highly recommeded.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great HArd Drive at a cheap price.
I found myself into a hotdeal forum, a deal I could not resist. a 160GB maxtor drive with 8MB cache for $90 not rebates to deal with or taxes additional. That sounds really cheap right, well the drive works fine I follow the CD instructions and got it set up in about 30 minutes. BTW I bough two of then just to create a mirror 160GB drive on one of my server at work. Hope you guys look up deals like this online. ... Read more


13. Maxtor 200GB SHARED STORAGE DRIVE NAS ( H01P200 )

our price: $265.99
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Asin: B0007KPM3S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 8618
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Product Description

Shared storage for small office and home network
The Maxtor Shared Storage Drive lets you easily centralize, organize and share family photos, music and data on a home or small office network. Installation is simplejust plug it into your router via Ethernet and the automatic configuration seamlessly integrates into small office and home TCP/IP-based networks.

The Quick Start CD sets up the Shared Storage Drive to look like a local drive on the configured PC as well as automatically placing an icon on the desktop for easy access to public and private network folders with a single click.

Organizing documents on the drive is also a breeze. Just drag your files onto the special shared desktop icon where the Maxtor exclusive Drag and Sort™ feature automatically sorts the files based on file type and places them into specific music, photo, video or data folders on the Shared Storage Drive.

An easy to use web browser interface makes assigning full access (public) or limited access (private) levels to your folders on the Shared Storage Drive simple.

Two USB ports are included on the drive to connect and share two USB printers, two additional external hard drives, or one of each.

  • Add storage and share files, photos, and music
  • Access files from multiple PCs simultaneously
  • Easy installation with automatic network configuration
  • Set privacy levels for shared folders with easy browser interface
  • Exclusive Drag and Sort™ file organization
  • 2 USB ports let you add shared printers or hard drives
  • Automatic power management
  • 100Base-T / 10Base-T Ethernet connection
... Read more

Features

  • Easy browser interface to assign privacy levels for shared folders
  • 200 GB hard drive lets you easily centralize, organize and share files on a home or small office network
  • 2 USB ports let you add shared printers or extra drives
  • Drag and Sort feature automatically copies the files, sorts them based on file type
  • 100Base-T / 10Base-T Ethernet connection

14. Maxtor A01A250 OneTouch 7200 RPM 250 GB External Hard Drive
list price: $349.99
our price: $264.09
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Asin: B0000AZW8M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1071
Average Customer Review: 3.72 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 250 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM
  • FireWire and USB 2.0 interface
  • 8 MB buffer
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, XP, or Mac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.1.2-10.1.5; 10.2.4 or later

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have, dependable external drive
Simple plug and play external disk. have being using it for the past one month -- no problems so far. Formatted the disk in NFTS format and using it from a XP and Win 2K boxes. The aluminum case does get *hot*. Ofcourse, how "hot" depends on the sensitivity of the person touching it. Comes with a Firewire & USB 2.0 cable ( which you can use with USB 1.1 port as well ).

Overall highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Drive, Tons of Storage, Quiet & Flexible
I just received my Maxtor A01A250 250gb drive today (only 5 days after ordering it, I might mention).
As another reviewer noted, the drive actually has only 233gb of formatted storage, but it's more a mathmatical deal than a loss of storage. In all you still have 233gb of usable storage at your disposal. That's enough to store about 58+/- 4gb movies!

I did my research before ordering & found this drive to be everything I needed. I wanted LOTS of storage for video & audio, I got it. I wanted a simple interface, I got it... two of them Firewire and USB2.0. I'm using Firewire now (I'm out of USB ports right now, but I'll try the USB connection as soon as I get a USB2.0 hub) I wanted a drive with an ON/OFF switch, I got it.
I can't understand why anyone would manufacture an external hard drive and NO way to turn it off. Duh!

The manual states that the drive may write slower than it reads for the first 10 times it's turned on & off. Something about it getting used to things... whatever, it's still pretty fast even if the manual says it's slow.

The case is aluminum and acts as a heatsink, so it does get a little warm to the touch, NOT HOT, as I've had this drive running all day & it's just warm.

The drive came with a plastic/resin cradle for standing the drive on it's side to save space which comes in handy.
It also comes with a Firewire & USB 2.0 cable.

Make sure you have the drive (with or without the cradle) setting on a level surface (or something padded) as I first had the drive "setting caddywhompus" and it rattled. I moved the drive a bit & it's now quiet as a mouse.

I didn't install the entire backup software that came with the drive, as I plan on using it as a storage drive, so I can't comment on how well the backup works. I've never been a fan of one touch backups anyway.

I opted to format the drive to NTFS (highly recommend this) in order to be able to work with LARGE video files. (the drive comes formatted FAT32 which limits you to about 4gb file size)
There's another method to convert the drive to NTFS without formatting, but I formatted anyway.

If you're planning on swapping this drive from an Win XP system to a Win 98 system, DON'T FORMAT IT AS NTFS! You probably won't be able to access the drive in Win 98.
The format took about 2 hrs on my PC- a Dell 2.4ghz P4 with 1gb ram- but when it was done it's ready to use.

I dropped a 1gb file onto the drive for a test & it took less than a minute to transfer the file. I expect this speed will increase in the following weeks.

Add the rebate & this was a nice deal all around.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great
I just got the 250GB unit up and running for our construction/architecture company and it seems to work great. I backed up about 50gb of cad files, .xls files and .jpgs last night and ran some test restores this morning and everything worked great. I'm gonna get a second unit and swap them out every day so I always gave a complete backup offsite. I found the retrospect software to be slightly confusing, but no more so than backup exec.

2-0 out of 5 stars I liked my Maxtor 250 -- until it died
I purchased a Maxtor 250 GB external hard drive in April of last year. Last month, just after the one-year warranty expired, the drive started clicking and became invisible to my PC. I fiddled around and got things working again, or so I thought. A few days later, the drive died completely. During the year that the drive worked, I generally was pleased with its performance. However, the reliability was very poor, and dying one month after the warranty expires is incredibly annoying. I would suggest that you check reliability ratings before buying this drive.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good backup disk
General Info:
I am a retired Computer Sys. Eng. I spent 45 yrs. on hardware ranging from card machines to the largest mainframes. One thing I learned is that basckup of disks is not an option, It is a MUST.

User Manual:
Mac and Windows instr. are interspersed, making readability a bit cumbersom.

All in all, a very nice unit --- highly recommended!

Install:
Instr. are somewhat flakey & do not always correspond to screen menus, so you need be intuitive.

Hardware:
This unit will handle USB 1.1, 2.0 or Firewire. USB 1.1 is slower. The unit itself is well engineered and user friendly with a very small footprint. ... Read more


15. Maxtor OneTouch II - hard drive - 250 GB - Hi-Speed USB ( E01H250 )
list price: $229.99
our price: $219.99
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Asin: B0007RTP8Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 6122
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Product Description

Maxtor OneTouch II USB 2.0 / Firewire External Hard The Maxtor OneTouch II — simple backup and storage with Maxtor DriveLock to protect the contents of your drive if lost or stolen. Maxtor pioneered the revolutionary "pushbutton" approach to data backup, and stays in the forefront with the new Maxtor OneTouch II external hard drive. With 250GB, there's ample room to store your videos, photos, graphics, music, and more in one convenient location! The drive features a simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security, and backup, a whisper-quiet 7200 RPM hard drive with 16MB cache and is equipped with the USB 2.0 interface for easy connection for PC and Mac. ... Read more


16. Maxtor L01P080 7200 RPM 80 GB Hard Drive
list price: $149.99
our price: $114.99
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Asin: B00007DX3B
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 2045
Average Customer Review: 3.94 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This Maxtor 7,200 RPM hard drive with Ultra ATA/133 interface yields a data transfer rate of up to 133 MBps. It's ideal for speed-intensive applications like digital video editing, database searches, and the latest games. Included with the drive is MaxBlast Plus software for your PC, which guides you step-by-step through the installation process. The drive also features the latest advances in mechanical and electronic design, making it one of the industry's most reliable drives. The drive comes with an Ultra ATA cable, 5.25-inch mounting brackets, screws, and an illustrated installation poster. ... Read more

Features

  • 80 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM
  • Ultra EIDE ATA/133 interface
  • 8 MB buffer size
  • Compatible with Windows operating systems

Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great drive no problems
I have now purchased my second Maxtor 80GB drive. The first was about 8 months ago. Both drives have been running perfect. Setup was a breeze and jumpers were easy to configure. There is a diagram right on the drive. both drives are fast and very quiet.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT DRIVE AT A GREAT PRICE!!!
I just purchased the Maxtor 80GB Internal Hard Drive and I have to say it's great! VERY easy to install, VERY FAST and quiet as well. If you are looking for a hard drive for extra storage and not too expensive then this is the one! Very pleased with the purchase!

2-0 out of 5 stars yes it does crash...
in fact mine hasn't completed its imminent hard crash yet...it just burns for 30 minutes then quits...

no excess heat anywhere in the case...no software bug...it's this HD...

i won't rag on them totally, they have almost decent externals...except they don't vent well...

"it's been a good HD and now it has to die..."

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2-0 out of 5 stars Don't take chances...
I bought this drive for a custome built computer. I have used a few maxtor HD's before but I havent used one in any of my own computers. This hard drive worked for about 4 months. then my computer started crashing randomly. I thought it was because I had a virus (and incident with Kazaa) so I tried re-installing XP. During installation, setup said that some files wern't installed but i could go on and run XP without some. After installation the computer still randomly restarted. a few days later when I booted up, I headrd a horrable grinding noise and my comp quit working all together. Yes it was the hard drive all along. dont take chances with maxtor. western digital has much more stable and dependable hard drives

5-0 out of 5 stars Dunno what other people meant about "died quickly"
I got this HD for a computer I built, and I've loaded it with almost 5 gigs of crud since after Thanksgiving. It runs fine, I've overclocked my computer and no crashes, only two times the computer wouldn't start(because the power strip wasn't on) and a WHOLE LOT of intense gaming, and it STILL hasn't crashed.
BOTTOM LINE: If you don't have the moolah for a external backup, do this. ... Read more


17. Maxtor A01A200 One Touch Personal Storage 200 GB Hard Drive
list price: $299.95
our price: $237.99
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Asin: B0000AZW8L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 1859
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 200 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM
  • FireWire and USB 2.0 interface
  • 8 MB buffer
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, XP, or Mac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.1.2-10.1.5; 10.2.4 or later

Reviews (10)

4-0 out of 5 stars good but could be better
I recently bought this hard drive because I wanted some extra storage space for videos, music, etc. I found it to be a fast (I'm using the firewire connection) and extremely quiet drive. The only concern I have is that it gets fairly warm after using it for awhile, especially writing very large files. It doesn't seem to have a fan inside for cooling, to minimize the noise I guess. I wished maxtor had installed even a very small fan to help with this heat issue. I personally don't mind a little bit of noise if it meant a cooler drive.

Overall, I would recommend it. I've been using it for several months now and it still performs flawlessly.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST BEST BEST External Hard Drive
I highly recommend this external hard drive. File transfers are extremely fast, in the order of 20 gigabytes per minute. Took me 4.5 minutes to totally back-up my 80 gig hard drive. Since it is easy to unhook from your computer I also use it to back up my work laptop, my wifes (I have three) computer, and my boys computer. All computers in my life are totally and completely back-up. I agree with the other reviewer that the unit gets a bit hot but not so hot as to be of any concern to me.

Bottom line is that I recommend this external hard drive to anyone that has a computer with a hard drive. It backup up all files..good files, and even files you shouldn't have on your computer. It is wise to back up at least weekly. And when I say backup I mean backup the entire mirror image of your hard drive(s). The backup software also works wonderfully. Buy it. Back-up. When your hard drive fails (and they ALL do at some point) email me to thank me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Secondary/Backup Hard Drive for Laptops!
I have been using Maxtor external hard drives for just over a year now and have made recommendations to family and colleagues which have resulted in them buying many of them as well. So with experience with close to a dozen hard drives, we have not had any problems and have nothing but praise for the drives.

First off, with internal hard drive prices for laptops so expensive and so difficult to install, external hard drives that use firewire (IEEE1394) are a great option. These hard drives use both firewire and USB, so you can take the information and hot swap it among multiple computer (like a thumb drive) or keep it plugged in to a single computer for use a secondary hard drive. I have found virtually no speed difference between accessing files on the external hard drive versus the internal.

The automatic backup feature, makes the hard drive all that much more useful. It comes bundled with Dantz Retrospect Express program which is an easy-to-use option for automatically backing up just what you want with a touch of a button. I backup often, usually just punching the button as I go meet to clients. It usually finishes the automated process by the time I return. Because backing up is so easy to do, when I did lose the hard drive on one of my laptops, I barely missed a beat after I got it replaced, simply restoring the drive image to make my new laptop look just like my old one.

I highly recommend Maxtor external hard drives.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable with very short warranty
I have bought A01A200 on 10/28/03 to backup and archive all my business and personal information. On 04/07/04, the device informed me suddenly that it is not formatted. So, I have lost everything at once. Maxtor gives only 90 days warranty. This means no warranty for a backup device. Thus, A01A200 is not reliable and too expensive product with a very short warranty.

4-0 out of 5 stars A portible hardrive with a solid backup package.
As the unit goes, it's solid all around. The drive is encased in an aluminum shell. This seems extremely appropriate after one has had the drive in operation for more than 30 minutes, as it gets pretty warm. I suspect a plastic shell (like those found on previous versions of Maxtor's enclosure) would not help dissipate heat very well. The one touch button is really not that appealing to me personally because it provides two issues.

1. You are going to have to install their software to use it, which means that there is one more utility running in the background using memory just waiting for you to push a button on your drive.

2. The fact that it does require this driver means that when you plug it into someone else's computer who doesn't have it, you will be greeted with a Found New Hardware Wizard and should you not have the driver on hand, this might be cause for alarm. Don't sweat it. Just cancel out of this and the drive works just fine as either an IEEE1394 or USB 1.0/2.0 external drive without any extra drivers on most systems.

The drive comes packaged with Dantz Retrospect Express 6.0. This backup solution is solid but isn't very user friendly. I consider myself quite knowledgeable of a large library of software, and while this package works really well, it took me at least 30 minutes to get remotely comfortable with how it works.

There is no dragging and dropping of folders that you want to archive or even selecting files from a super easy template such as "Save my email and documents." Retrospect works from the standpoint that everything is a "volume." This means that you need to map each directory you want to backup it's own volume. Forget about selecting single files in a directory full of others that you don't need. It just isn't possible. Also, all volumes are recursive. This means you can't limit the volume to just one directory and skip all subdirectories. These things aside, this package has some very nice features.

Each backup produces a snapshot. Contained in the snapshot are all files either updated or added since all previous snapshots. This means that backups after the first one are really quick. Another advantage to this is that by backing up in regular intervals, you are managing versions on your files. You can go back to any date that you have a snapshot for and retrieve the file as it was on that date. This all comes at the expense of storage space but unless you are backing up video footage every day, it shouldn't be a concern with a 200GB drive. You can also "forget" a snapshot and any files missing in the archive will be added to a future archive. This allows you to recover space that was being used by antiquated versions.

I would recommend this software/hardware package to anyone who is living in the world of multiple 40GB+ drives such as the one I inhabit. You get a great portable drive with enough capacity to manage your backups and still carry your MP3 collection to the office. ... Read more


18. Maxtor One Touch II 100 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (E01E100)
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B0007KQOI0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 15972
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Maxtor OneTouch™ II drivesimple backup and storage with Maxtor DriveLock™ to protect the contents of your drive in case off loss or unauthorized use.

With 100GB, there’s ample room to store your videos, photos, graphics, music, and more in one convenient location!

The drive features a simple Maxtor user interface for drive management, security and backup, a whisper-quiet 7200 RPM hard drive with 8MB cache, and a USB 2.0/1.1 interface for easy connection. PC Compatible.

Features
  • Maxtor OneTouch™ buttonthe easy way to make backup copies of your files
  • Ideal storage for editing video and creating high-end graphics
  • Maxtor DriveLock™ protects contents of drive if lost or stolen
  • Simple Maxtor user interface for drive management, security and backup scheduling2
  • Creates historical backup versions with full system restore to a point in time2
  • 7200 RPM, 8MB cache buffer
  • Whisper-quiet fluid dynamic bearing motor
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatibleup to 480 Mb/sec data transfer rates
  • Anodized aluminum case
  • Customizable Maxtor OneTouch™ button
  • Expandableconnect up to 127 USB 2.0 devices with USB hubs
  • Plug and play storage
  • Hot-swappable
  • Dantz® Retrospect® Express software included
  • Power on/off button and power management utilities included
  • Quick and easy installation
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • 100GB holds up to:
    • o 7 hours of DV video
    • o 75,000 digital photos (JPEG-normal)
    • o 1650 hours of high quality digital music (MP3)
2Windows OS only

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Features

  • Whisper-quiet fluid dynamic bearing motor
  • 100 GB external hard drive, 7200 RPM, 16 MB cache
  • USB 2.0 connectivity; compatible with Windows and Mac OS
  • Maxtor DriveLock protects contents of drive if lost or stolen
  • Creates historical backup versions with full system restore to a point in time

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't judge too quickly...
Although I do not own the 100GB model (I own the 300GB), I have recommended this model to several of my friends who were looking to buy an external drive. They have been very happy with their purchase and were please with how quiet and fast the external hard drive was performing. The OneTouch feature was also a great feature since they didn't want to put much thought into backing up their software. It's been several months and not only were they able to use it for their PC but when they switched over to the Mac, they didn't even need to install any additional drivers. When they upgraded their Mac to OS X Tiger, it continued to work well. We even used it to make an emergency backup of another friend's notebook.

I regret the other review of this same product and can only believe that he just got a dud. Maxtor is a reputable brand and I would buy again from them anytime.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy...
Approximately three and half days after I bought it, the Maxtor One Touch II failed. It no longer powers up, the LED on the front does not turn on, and the device is not recognized by my computer. No settings had changed - when I left my computer it was connected, recognized, and powered up, and when I came back a few hours later it was powered down and nonfunctional. I have tried different outlets, disconnected and reconnected every cable, and flipping the switch in each configuration. Since I was using the device as backup during a reformat, I lost about 40-50 gigs of data. I expected much better from an external hard drive. ... Read more


19. Maxtor A01C250 One Touch Personal Storage 250 GB Hard Drive for Mac

our price: $228.94
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Asin: B0000AZW8N
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 13225
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 250 GB storage capacity
  • 7,200 RPM
  • FireWire interface
  • 8 MB buffer
  • Compatible with Mac OS 9.1 or later, Mac OS X 10.1.2-10.1.5; 10.2.4 or later

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Secondary/Backup for Laptops!
I have been using Maxtor external hard drives for just over a year now and have made recommendations to family and colleagues which have resulted in them buying many of them as well. So with experience with close to a dozen hard drives, we have not had any problems and have nothing but praise for the drives.

First off, with internal hard drive prices for laptops so expensive and so difficult to install, external hard drives that use firewire (IEEE1394) are a great option. These hard drives use both firewire and USB, so you can take the information and hot swap it among multiple computer (like a thumb drive) or keep it plugged in to a single computer for use a secondary hard drive. I have found virtually no speed difference between accessing files on the external hard drive versus the internal.

The automatic backup feature, makes the hard drive all that much more useful. It comes bundled with Dantz Retrospect Express program which is an easy-to-use option for automatically backing up just what you want with a touch of a button. I backup often, usually just punching the button as I go meet to clients. It usually finishes the automated process by the time I return. Because backing up is so easy to do, when I did lose the hard drive on one of my laptops, I barely missed a beat after I got it replaced, simply restoring the drive image to make my new laptop look just like my old one.

I highly recommend Maxtor external hard drives. ... Read more


20. MAXTOR A01C160 OneTouch 160GB External Personal Storage Drive ( Mac )

our price: $182.99
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Asin: B0002447B2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Maxtor
Sales Rank: 30555
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Features

  • 7200 RPM spindle speed for ultra-fast response
  • Stands horizontally or vertically
  • Stackable, anodized aluminum design
  • FireWire ( IEEE-1394 ) connectivity (cable included) to compatible Macintosh computers
  • Power On/Off button

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