Maxtor Basics 500GB Hard Disk Drive reviews

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+ This hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on portability.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 139 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It is plug and go
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2009

John, Bollington

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use
Bad points:
Not the smallest available
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
does exactly what it says on the box. Good back up to protect my laptop hard drive if it crashes.
Bad points:
bulky if you want to be portable with it but I only ever need mine in the house so no probs there
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 8.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2009

Anthony, Lymington, Hampshire. Deux Pomme Family.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I bought this External Hard drive to complete the Time Machine 24/7 Backup system provide by Apple Mac with OS-X Leopard. It was easy to install and works quietly in background doing its job.
Bad points:
Could not buy the same again at the same price for my wife's new 20"Apple iMac - but had to pay a little more for a different product doing the same job. Pity.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2009

Jeremy, Lisburn CoAntrim UK. Excellant and easily afordable

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Light easy to use and easy to install very useful for backing up materials you do not wish to be lost.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2009

JOhn, Ripley I'm no tech genius

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to connect & use-good storage capability-solid, reliable product. Well worth the money.
Bad points:
Slightly bulky.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Durability 10.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 May 2009

Marcin, Southampton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Incredibly easy in use, no formatting needed. just plug and use
Bad points:
i was looking for a device compatibile with my dvd player so that i coul watch all my movies on a big screen. but i still have to use a pendrive. Lucky its 8gb. Well.. at least i dont have to spend fortune on dvd discs...
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Durability 9.0
Portability 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Apr 2009

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Interface SATA
Cache (MB) 8
Speed RPM 5400
Seek Time (ms) 2
Release date 2008-12-17
 

Manufacturer's Description

Lightning-Fast Performance

With high-speed data burst transfer rates up to 300MB, the Maxtor SATA hard drive kit is perfect for editing and playing multiple streams of video.

Simple Setup

Installation has never been so easy. Just connect your new hard drive, run MaxBlast and start your newly enhanced system.

Easy-to-Use Software

MaxBlast features quick and trouble-free installation.

1TB Capacity

Add enormous capacity instantly. Stores more than 320,000 photos, 1,000 hours of DV video, or 16,660 hours of music.

7200RPM, 16MB Cache Buffer

For fast drive performance, seamless data exchange and instant access to your files.


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