Maxtor Shared Storage II 1Terabyte Network Hard DriveMakaveli - June 27, 2007
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The drive itself is 5.4 inches tall, 8.5 inches long and 3.9 inches wide, so it’s not going to be taking up a lot of room. The drive is covered with navy blue aluminum and has two pieces of rubber on the sides that probably do some noise dampening as well as protect the drive. The Maxtor logo is etched into these rubber side walls of the drive. The front of the drive has a small strip of aluminum mesh that has cut outs for LEDs to flash messages to the user. The back of the drive has a fan that is roughly 60mm, which helps ventilate the drive. Finally, the back is where you have the power button, power port, Ethernet port, and two USB 2.0 ports for printer sharing and more.
Now let’s plug this in and see how it works!
Installing the drive was extremely easy because all you have to do is set it next to your router, plug in the power cable, and plug in the Ethernet cable from the drive to a free port on the router. When that’s all set up and ready, power up the device by pushing the power button on the back of the drive.
After you have the hardware installed, put in the software CD and follow the on screen instructions to install Maxtor’s “EasyManage” software.