First Look: Maxtor Personal Storage 5000LE
With the Maxtor Personal Storage 5000LE, adding an extra 80GB of capacity to your computer has never been easier.With the Maxtor Personal Storage 5000LE, adding an extra 80GB of capacity to your computer has never been easier. Nor has backing up your system: Simply push the button on the front of this external drive and Maxtors OneTouch system does the rest. The Personal Storage 5000 series is available in 80GB ($199.95 list), 120GB ($299.95), and 250GB ($399) capacities. We tested the USB 1.1 and 2.0compatible 5000LE, built around an 80GB, 5,400-rpm drive. The two higher-capacity drives add a FireWire interface; the 120GB version comes in a 7,200-rpm drive for better performance.
The 5000LEs ease of use starts with easy installation. The actual steps vary depending on your operating system and whether you want to take advantage of the backup feature, but Maxtors quick-start guide and user manual do an excellent job of guiding you to the right steps for your needs. In our case, it took less than a minute to plug in the supplied USB cable and power cord and let Windows XP Professional recognize the drive.