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Maxtor Shared Storage II 1Terabyte Network Hard Drive

Price: $499.99 USD



1 Terabyte or 1,000 Gigabytes of storage...imagine the things you could do with that amount of storage space. You could keep your families pictures, movies, music and files all in one convenient location, accessible to your whole family all in one convenient device. Just a few short years ago 1 gigabyte was considered a large hard drive. My, how times have changed. Now anything less than a couple hundred gigabytes of storage is not considered to be a large amount of storage. With the newest 8 and 10 megapixel cameras out on the market, the file size for pictures is always increasing, so naturally your storage needs to do the same. This product at 1,000 gigabytes may well fill that need…for now!

Last year, Seagate bought Maxtor and ever since, the two hard drive heavyweights have produced innovative products and continue to strive in being a leader in the industry. When two high caliber manufacturers team up, you know that good things usually transpire and hopefully this Shared Storage II turns out to be one of those products.


Closer Look:

The box was much larger and heavier than I anticipated. On the front of the box, you’ll see a picture of a couple apparently having a great time while using the drive on the network. Also, the sticker on the bottom informs you that while available in both 320 and 500 gigabyte models , we are using the 1,000 gigabyte model. More is always better. The back and sides of the box show some of the features of the drive and really give you a good feel for what you’re about to experience.



The outer layer that you see is a shell for the actual box that holds the goods. The box that comes out is navy blue and has the Maxtor logo displayed on the top.


Once you open the box, you’ll see the drive secured in place with plastic holders on either side. Below the drive, you’ll find a box labeled “Accessories” which is where you’ll find the software CD, quick start guide, and all the cables you need to make this thing work.



Now let’s take a look at the included accessories. You get the 1,000GB drive, an Ethernet cable, a power cable, software CD, quick start guide, and the one year limited warranty.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Cont.) & Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Configuration (Cont.) & Specifications
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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