Summary: Windows 7 doesn't automatically detect the USB driver for this drive, so I looked up online and the driver is nowhere to be found. maxtor is bought by seagate, and most links of the driver download show 404 link error.
Summary: Same story, worked 1 year and 15 days for me and then wouldn't even power up. Had Geek squad, rip open the case and pop the drive into an external case so that I can get my stuff off the drive. Love the OneTouch concept, but apparently from all the bad reviews a shoddy piece of equipment.
Summary: Had this drive for about six months no and it hasn't given me any issues. The reason I've only given it 2 out of 5 stars is because it's annoying! The thing sleeps constantly unless you are accessing the drive constantly it will shutdown.
Summary: This external drive freezes up quite often (about 2-3 times a week). I have had two of these and both have the exact same problem so I assume that it is not because they are both defective. I suspect this is more a problem inherent to this make/model of hard disk. The problem is not insurmountable.
Summary: Not sure why a company would do that but Seagate (current Maxtor owner) has limited the backup software that is bundled with this product. You CAN NOT DECIDE what to backup, it does now allow you to backup system files, outlook files, hidden files, etc.
Summary: Save your money. Mine is still working but the reviews are right, a lot of files will not be backed up by the included software. However, you can drag and drop. Other than that mine has now developed the infamous and extremely annoying "Maxtor flashing light problem.
Summary: I WAS going to buy this product in order to do complete system snapshots of my desktop and notebook, but when I read through the user guide at the Maxtor website, I discovered that these snapshots cannot be encrypted. So this won't work for me.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in the world", Amazon
31 July 2008
Summary: I do a lot of work with video and audio files, meaning I often have to move many very large files around and keep them in accessible areas. I had a Seagate 300gb external hard drive to help with this, but I maxed that out.