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The 5000DV external HDD family includes three models with 120GB, 160GB (our today’s hero) and 200GB storage capacity. The first one features 2MB buffer, while the other two boast an 8MB buffer. DiamondMax Plus 9 used in this external solution supports ATA/133 interface. The spindle rotation speed is 7,200rpm and the average seek time the HDD provides equals 9.3ms. The peculiar thing about our today’s product is the multiple interfaces it supports. It supports simultaneously USB 2.0 and FireWire, which allow “plug-n-play” connection to the PC. As is known, the peak bandwidths for USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 interfaces are 60MB/s and 50MB/s respectively. The actual maximum data transfer rate claimed by the manufacturer makes 34MB/s for USB 2.0 and 40MB/s for FireWire. The drive is not very small, it is 41mmx152mmx219mm, which means that you will not be able to put it into your pocket, however, this is a pretty standard size for a solution of the kind. The drive weighs 1.22kg. It supports a wide range of input voltages from 110V to 240Vand 47-63Hz current frequency at the temperature between 5 and 40oC.

Dantz Retrospect Express utility, whipped together with the Maxtor drive will help to make the backup process for your valuable data much simpler:

The external hard disk drive is shipped with a USB cable, 6-pin FireWire cable, external power supply unit with the corresponding cables, a special stand for the HDD to be set vertically, a CD disk with the software (Dantz Retrospect Express utility allows creating an automatic reserve copy of the data on the system drive by pressing OneTouch button), a user’s manual and a quick installation guide.

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