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Seagate STM310004SDAB0G-RK Maxtor Shared Storage II 1 TB Shared Storage Drive

by Maxtor

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  • 1 TB shared storage drive features two USB ports and a 10/100/1000 gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port connection
  • Easy user interface provides backup scheduling for network computers, data restoration, and media playback to networked systems
  • Features Drag and Sort for automatic file organization and SimpleView for quick backup/storage status
  • Includes shared storage drive, software, Ethernet cable, power adapter, and user guide
  • 1-year limited warranty

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Maxtor
  • Model: N01R010
  • Hard Disk Size: 1000 GB

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 11.3 x 8.5 inches ; 8.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GOUE3S
  • Item model number: N01R010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 5, 2006

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Simply share storage and automatically backup computer files, photos, music and digital videos to one location on small office and home networks. Easy user interface provides backup scheduling of networked computers, data restoration, and media playback to networked media/entertainment systems without being tied down to a dedicated computer host. Other features include Drag and Sort for automatic file organization, SimpleView for quick backup and storage status to all users and two USB ports for printer sharing and automatic backup to additional hard drives for off-site rotation. Ethernet interface. For PC and Mac users.

  • Store and automatically backup the data on networked computers to one location
  • Up to 1TB capacity
  • Simple user interface
  • Automatically configures to your network, easy setup of computers
  • Exclusive Maxtor SimpleView backup and storage status for all users
  • Schedule backup to external hard drives for added data protection, off-site data backup rotation
  • Automatic data mirroring available in 1TB product
  • 2 USB ports for connecting and sharing printers and additional hard drives
  • 10/1001000 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 port connection
  • Media server plays back digital photos, music and video to networked media/ entertainment systems without a computer having to be on
  • Access files from any networked PC, Mac or compatible networked media/entertainment system
  • Looks like a local drive on each configured computer Share folders with either full access (public) or limited access (private)
  • Exclusive Drag and Sort feature for automatic file organization
  • For Windows 2000, XP, MediaCenter and Mac OS/X 10.3 and above

Product Description

Everything you need to get started enjoying the speed, capacity, and peace of mind of your new hard drive is included. Simply plug it in, connect the Ethernet cable and the Maxtor Shared Storage II automatically configures to your network. Within minutes you can set up the Maxtor Shared Storage II to appear as a local hard drive on every configured PC and Mac on the network. You can organize, personalize and safely share your Digital life. Easily organize your digital content and communications, with a simple and self-expressive way to share Video your life with friends, family and colleagues. Customize your content and create unique content for multiple audiences by creating themes like a family picnic or your band's first gig. Share things privately, publicly or even link to your blog to share the total digital experience of your life. USB Expansion 2 USB ports make it easy to add a printer for sharing or connect additional drives for even more storage Cache Buffer 16MB Connectivity - 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports for printer sharing, storage, expansion or offsite data rotation System Requirements - Pentium III, 500 MHz equivalent processor or higher, Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (for management interface), Windows 2000, XP, Media Center Edition, Mac OS/X 10.3.9 and higher, Internet connection for system updates, 128MB RAM Dimensions - 5.4 x 3.9 x 8.5 inches (136 x 65 x 217mm) Weight - 6 pounds PLEASE NOTE - This unit is not able to copy MAC files that contain a backslash

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Customer Reviews

I tried looking at the support information on Seagate's website, but there's little to no help for this drive.
S. Chapman
I can't wait to see what kind of circus getting a new unit will be, just as soon as I figure out how to get my data of this piece of rubbish.
Maxtor Chump.
Fortunately, the unit was still functional so I was able to retrieve all my data before sending the unit back to Seagate for a replacement.
Self Learner in Science

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Maxtor Chump. on February 20, 2007
Maxtor / Seagate should be ashamed of perpetrating this appalling hoax, the Maxtor Shared Storage II, on the SOHO market.

As other writers have indicated, if one side of the RAID 1 goes down, you're done. Your options are: have Maxtor ship you a new one (you can't keep your old hardware, so you've effectively lost both discs of your RAID, not just the one that failed) or, and this is according to Seagate's own Tier 2 engineers, you have to pay a data recovery service to get your data back for you.

There are no tools to rebuild the raid available. The box is sealed: you can't replace the drive yourself. There's no console available to access the Linux server running on the box.

The drives are fragile. Two months after buying this unit, the front panel LED began to blink, indicating a "RAID problem." I can't wait to see what kind of circus getting a new unit will be, just as soon as I figure out how to get my data of this piece of rubbish.

It's a sham, a hoax of a product and all concerned should be at least as embarrassed as I am to have fallen for it.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Peter on February 12, 2007
What a shame - looks good on paper. The power management does not work. It is not that easy to set up. And if it fails (which it did) it does not tell you (other than looking at the panel which may be in a cupboard) and cannot be repaired. So the RAID function is near useless.

Mine lasted 6 weeks. I now have my money back.

Avoid at all costs.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By LoveTech on February 1, 2007
First, the software included is non-functional. This was tried on 3 different machines running XP and XP Pro. No help from Maxtor.

Then, my first unit failed after 3 days and was replaced. My unit was configured using RAID1 so I was hoping to save my data. No way: You have to return the unit to Maxtor and even if only one of the drives failed they won't replace the failed drive to save your data. They simply send you another unit. You might think that you can replace the failed drive yourself but, no, you can't as you cannot open the box. This is simply a scam and a good demonstration of corporate greed. Maxtor simply advertise a useless RAID1 feature, has quality control problems and ships non functional software with no available updates.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Laub on January 4, 2007
This seems like a great way to go, but it's awful. Truly awful. It's good if you want to back up a few files and don't plan to read/write to the drive very often. But if you plan to use it as a small shared data server (which is what's it's supposedly designed for), don't waste your time or money. The software is problematic. The drive crashes easily and needs constant attention. And the service was ridiculously bad. Maxtor basically told me to take a hike when I called after the latest crash.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By S. Chapman on April 30, 2007
According to the Seagate/Maxtor website concerning this drive, "RAID 1 automatically mirrors a copy of your data for an extra level of security." As other reviewers have made clear, this is simply false advertising if you can't replace a faulty drive and rebuild the RAID data.

In spite of this, I might have kept this drive around if it weren't for it's slow and ineffective software. After a couple of days of fiddling with it, I managed to get a shared folder set up on my Windows XP desktop machine and copied about 85GB of music files to it. I was also able to access the folder through my Windows Vista laptop, which I thought was great.

Then "something happened" after a couple of days and I lost access to the shared folder through my desktop computer. This happened in spite of the fact that I hadn't installed any new software or changed my network configuration in any way. The Maxtor setup utility could see the drive and showed that the folder was mounted, but Windows couldn't access the drive and told me that the connection hadn't been restored.

I tried remounting the folder and reinstalling the utility, but nothing helped. I tried looking at the support information on Seagate's website, but there's little to no help for this drive.

I suppose I could have resolved this issue by calling Seagate support, but given the other limitations of this drive, I didn't think it was worth spending any more of my time on it.

The final insult with this drive came when I uninstalled the software, and it seems to have also deleted or corrupted some necessary drivers on my computer. The system became very slow to boot and last night crashed with a driver problem.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Logan Keli on May 13, 2007
The second day after I purchased this product the power light started flashing amber. This error code is not listed in the actual manual, but on the maxtor site it states that it means there's a problem with the file system... I have to throw my vote in with the others, avoid this product.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NJV on September 21, 2007
I have this drive in RAID-1 configuration for 8.5 months when it failed. One of the two drive failed (you can hear it spin up/down) but the entire RAID-1 is not accessible since the unit won't complete its power up sequence and attach itself to the network. The conclusion is simple. If you think you're safe storing important files on this drive when configured as RAID-1, I can tell you that you might as well kiss it good bye.

While the drive is still under warranty through *** Seagate ***, I decided not to send it in due to the risk of sensitive data getting out. I was able to crack it open, disconnect the bad drive, power it back up, and copy *** all *** the files out (remember that it's RAID-1). It turned out that disk-0 was dead and the firmware can't get past that.

This recovery should have been possible without voiding the waranty like this; a simple crippled mode would do. If you're in the market for RAID, consider making sure that a recovery procedure is user's serviceable.
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