External Hard Drives Reviews?

  ened 11:20 02 Sep 2007

I am thinking of buying this:

Maxtor One Touch 750GB External Hard Drive USB2.0 & Firewire 400/800

from ebuyer.

I cannot find any reviews anywhere.

Has anybody any experience of this product or know of anywhere I can find a review?

Also I notice Maxtor has been taken over by Seagate so would it be more sensible to look for a similar model made by them?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:33 02 Sep 2007

I have Maxtor, WD and freecom external HDs and there is no difference. Just go for the best deal from Ebuyer.


  spuds 11:49 02 Sep 2007

If you purchase from Ebuyer (or anyone else), check the warranties, because they can vary, even for the same product.

I purchased a Seagate about a year ago from Ebuyer, and there was a slight confusion with Seagate/Maxtor regarding the warranty and Ebuyer's supply at that time.

  ened 12:51 02 Sep 2007

One of the questions I would like an answer to is if the drive will be compatible with Vista.

I looked at a Seagate 750 drive and the only review (in ebuyer) said there was a compatibility problem with Vista and esata.

  spuds 13:17 02 Sep 2007

Haven't really seen or noticed anything about a compatibility issue. Perhaps a good idea to contact Seagate/Maxtor customer support before you make a purchase!.

  thms 19:32 02 Sep 2007

If the external hdd is usb then esata wont be a problem as this is only for sata drives.

I have just ordered a seagate 320GB external hdd from e-buyer click here and I have Vista so will let you know if it works.

Hope to get it on tuesday.

  ened 06:20 03 Sep 2007

Thanks for all your comments - I have ordered a Seagate 750.

I would have liked to have known whether you can have full confidence in them. More so than an internal one for example.

  thms 10:09 03 Sep 2007

Seagate 750 review
click here

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