Good product, one problem
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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