Seagate Maxtor Shared Storage II Network Hard Drive - N01R010

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I really like this hard drive and I give it a thumbs up. Performance and features are very good for me. It has a lot of decent features such as backup software that you can install on all your client computers. You can tell the software what to backup and when and it will copy the files over. It can also be configured to keep up to a certain number of versions of each files. For example I have a photoshop file I have been working on and I have been backing up. I have the current version backed up and in addition there are 5 older versions of the file as well. The software just copies them over the network to the Maxtor, there is no special single backup file like a typical .BAK file. My favorite feature by far is that it has two USB ports for adding on extra hard drives (or a printer). So if I want to add another 1TB drive to my network I don't need the NAS version just the cheaper USB version. For example I have a 320 GB USB drive and a 250 GB USB drive that I used to have plugged into a computer on my network for us to all share but now have them connected directly to the Maxtor. I had to do a little work to get them to on because the Maxtor demands that they be FAT32 formatted instead of NTFS. That however isn't a big deal if you are adding a new drive. I have even plugged in my 8 GB USB flash memory for copying stuff over and it worked like a champ. The only bad problem I had was with the backup software. There is a performance bug if you select a large number of directories. I had selected all the subdirectories in 'My documents' except 3 subdirectories and the configuration software ran slow (though the backup worked fine). However if I just selected the 'My Documents' directory which selects all sub directories it would work perfectly fine. That was how I worked around it. Not a show stopper but it was a pain to originally figure out.

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I do NOT recommend buying this product. I have owned the drive for just over 3 weeks and have it set to RAID 1 (mirroring). The drive crashed. Luckily the RAID support worked and I was able to recover my data, but Seagate return policy is for a refurbished drive only. After speaking with tech suport I discovered that this is a known and common issue. So do you think I will trust the exchanged drive with my data? No freakin' way. Save your money.

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Good product, one problem

by Dennis on 11/29/2007

I really like this hard drive and I give it a thumbs up. Performance and features are very good for me. It has a lot of decent features such as backup software that you can install on all your client computers. You can tell the software what to backup and when and it will copy the files over. It can also be configured to keep up to a certain number of versions of each files. For example I have a photoshop file I have been working on and I have been backing up. I have the current version backed up and in addition there are 5 older versions of the file as well. The software just copies them over the network to the Maxtor, there is no special single backup file like a typical .BAK file. My favorite feature by far is that it has two USB ports for adding on extra hard drives (or a printer). So if I want to add another 1TB drive to my network I don't need the NAS version just the cheaper USB version. For example I have a 320 GB USB drive and a 250 GB USB drive that I used to have plugged into a computer on my network for us to all share but now have them connected directly to the Maxtor. I had to do a little work to get them to on because the Maxtor demands that they be FAT32 formatted instead of NTFS. That however isn't a big deal if you are adding a new drive. I have even plugged in my 8 GB USB flash memory for copying stuff over and it worked like a champ. The only bad problem I had was with the backup software. There is a performance bug if you select a large number of directories. I had selected all the subdirectories in 'My documents' except 3 subdirectories and the configuration software ran slow (though the backup worked fine). However if I just selected the 'My Documents' directory which selects all sub directories it would work perfectly fine. That was how I worked around it. Not a show stopper but it was a pain to originally figure out. Read More

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I do NOT recommend buying this product. I have owned the drive for just over 3 weeks and have it set to RAID 1 (mirroring). The drive crashed. Luckily the RAID support worked and I was able to recover my data, but Seagate return policy is for a refurbished drive only. After speaking with tech suport I discovered that this is a known and common issue. So do you think I will trust the exchanged drive with my data? No freakin' way. Save your money. Read More

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Product Overview

Simply share storage and automatically backup computer files, photos, music and digital videos to one location on small office and home networks. Easy user interface provides backup scheduling of networked computers, data restoration, and media playback to networked media/entertainment systems without being tied down to a dedicated computer host. Other features include Drag and Sort™ for automatic file organization, SimpleView™ for quick backup and storage status to all users and two USB ports for printer sharing and automatic backup to additional hard drives for off-site rotation. Gigabit Ethernet interface. For PC and Mac users.

Specifications

Manufacturer Maxtor
Mfg Part# N01R010
SKU 202836426
UPC 751921029488
UPC 14 00751921029488
Features
Automated back up for photos, music, video and data on networked PCs and Macs to one location
Automatic mirroring for dual drive model
Add storage and share files, photos, and music
Access files from multiple PCs and Macs simultaneously
Easy installation with automatic network configuration
Set privacy levels for shared folders with easy browser interface
SimpleView™ provides quick backup and storage status
Media streaming plays back digital photos, music and video to networked home entertainment system*
Exclusive Drag and Sort™ file organization
2 USB ports let you add shared printers or hard drives for additional storage
1000/100/10 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connection
Tech Specs
Features
Capacity: 1TB
Model #: STM310004SDABOG-RK
Cache Buffer: 32MB
Client Computers: Windows PC, Mac OS
Lan Standards: IEEE 802.1, IEEE 802.3u
Connectivity: 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 port for expansion, including
USB printers and external hard drives
Compatibility: UPnP AV
Ethernet transmission speed (maximum): 1000/100/10 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
Drive: SATA II, 7200 RPM
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC (41ºF to 95 ºF)
Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.9 x 8.5 inches
Weight: 6lbs (2.72kg)
Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
Power Requirements: AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC, Input Frequency: 47-63 Hz AC
Mac Requirements
Mac OX X 10.3.9 and higher
Safari 1.3.2 or higher
128MB RAM
PC Requirements
Pentium III, 500 MHz equivalent processor or higher
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Mediacenter
128MB RAM
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