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Maxtor 1TB Basics Desktop USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

3.8 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

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  • 1TB external desktop hard drive
  • Free storage solutions for your home or work files
  • Easy set-up
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible
  • PC and Mac compatible

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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight1.9 Kg
Product Dimensions25.4 x 25 x 12.8 cm
Item model numberSTM310005EHD301-RK
Screen Size3.5 inches
Hard Drive Size1000 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0015M08DG
Best Sellers Rank 91,164 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.9 Kg
Date First Available17 Mar. 2007
  
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Manufacturer's Description

Maxtor Basics External Desktop Hard Drive safely stores your work, your photos, your songs, your digital videos, your memories. Ideal for home and office, it is easy to use - just connect the power adapter;then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac and your your Maxtor Desktop Hard Drive appears as another drive on your computer. Perfect for the Home PC or laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry. Use the extra free capacity to free up the space on your PC or Mac for better perfomance, or add more of the favourite files - with up to 1TB you have room for 16,660 hours of digital music or 320,000 digital photos or 1,000 hours of digital video or 250 two - hour DVD quality movies or 500 games. The industrial design of this next generation of external hard drives includes shock protection, EMI protection and the newest SATA hard drive technology.

Box Contains

  • External hard drive
  • Quick start guide
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable


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    Been looking for an external drive and came across this one. Surprised to see only one review which did put me off buying at first. Glad i bought it now.

    The drive had a 2 pin plug attached but there is a 3 pin adaptor plug in the box.
    There is also a quick start guide which is:
    1. Plug in adaptor to drive.
    2. Attach the usb cable(supplied) from drive to pc.
    That was it. I am runing Vista premium and the drive was detected straight away.Total setup time 2 mins

    The drive itself is formatted to 931gb and is already formatted to NTFS which was nice.
    It does make a noise it's not bad but you will know it is there. The drive gets slightly warm but again no problem there either.
    Also there is a 3 year limited warranty, obviously there are many reasons why it might not be replaced but it does give me peace of mind for now :)

    One of the cheapest 1tb drives on Amazon. All in all a good buy.
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    Whilst this drive looks nice in its black case, and 1 terrabyte of storage space is always welcome, this drive comes with a fundamental problem that affects quite a few other people as seen on the official seagate (seagate = maxtor) forums.

    When you power off your computer overnight there is a good chance the next day that windows (XP or Vista) will think that the drive is not formatted any more. It still is formatted correctly, and all your data is still there... but the usb controller on the maxtor drive is sending incorrect drive geometry due to a fundamental flaw in its design.

    Unplugging the power cable and putting it back in, or even removing the usb cable and plugging back in can resolve the issue and your data is safe... until the next reboot/restart/shutdown, but its still not acceptable to have fundamentally flawed usb connection hardware in a product of any price.

    If you dont mind scrambling around un/plugging cables all the time, or the possibility of accidentally clicking on 'reformat' when windows displays the message, then by all means get the drive.. for all others i suggest getting something else entirely.

    Poor product.
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    This is probablys the best external hdd ive ever had, its the only one that doesn't actully get malfunctioned as with the other ones ive had have always gotten malfunctioned. This is really fast, i can play all my games straight from the hdd, i would of thought it would of been slow since its 7200 RPM with USB 2.0 but its actully running them extreamly smooth as if its running from the pc's hard drive. it doesn't make that much noice neither.

    i think the only bad thing about this product is that it has no grips at the bottom so it can slip around if it gets moved by mistake. so id recommend buying some little sticky things to put at the bottom or the side (how ever you've got it standing)

    A good thing i can say about this item also, is when you're not using it for a while it actully turns its self off then when you decide to use it again it boots back up. It doesn't do this when you're actully using it by the way, just if anyone was woundering.

    It doesn't overheat also, it has a few long 1inch holes around the side which keeps it cool. it does get warm but it all depends what you're running from it etc.

    Overall, 10/10, top class product, highly recommendedto anyone who's wanting to save alot of data.
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    I have two of these drives, the first one I bought was £25 more from the unspeakable PC retailer and thought it good value then, the only problem I had with it was the plug (UK and Europe supplied) unclipped from the transformer and I freaked out for a bit thinking the drive had just died, but worked fine after I found out what was wrong and clipped it back in; the second drive I bought from here and the transformer and plug are different so this issue has been resolved. The drive spins up quickly before your computer BIOS kicks in and you can boot from it if you like, although USB limitation will make it slower. Using the drive speed is what you'd expect, USB being the only bottleneck I believe; it is fromatted to NTFS and has an icon and autorun script in the root to display a picture of the drive in My Computer, no trouble in XP, Vista, or 7 beta, just plug in and go. The drive runs cool with just some vents to the left, has no fans and is nice a quiet. The drive goes into standby after 15 minutes (quickly spins up again when required) and when you power down the computer. Complains from other reveiwers include not comming on after putting computer in standby, solved by pulling USB out of back of drive for a second, I never use standby anyway; no rubber feet at the bottom of drive, I must admit you should get some or be careful here; not working on a Mac, don't buy it for a Mac then, and drive not working, this can happen with any drive and there is always at least one reveiw someone has written saying that the drive is rubbish, regardless of make, 3.5 drives are not for chucking around; if you are using it for backup you'll only lose the stuff you have on another drive anyway. If you need large volume portable storage to carry around spend some money and get a Solid State or 2.5" drive.
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