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Just bought a maxtor external hard drive 160gb. just plugged it in and computer recognises it, but what do i next? Ideally i would like to set it up to back up my pc once/twice a week. Help

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Ok, you bought the hardware, now you need a software to do the backup. There is a freeware to download in the next link. You can buy one if you prefer, either on the Internet or where you bought your external Hard drive. But, do some research on this one, and you will see that it is secure.

http://www.sofgem.com/products/datasafe.html

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http://hddlist.com/maxtor/all/maxtor_basics_portable

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I know that the USB 2.0 technology uses 5 Volts DC. The Positive pin on the USB plug will support up to 5 Volts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USB.svg

[Viewing a USB-A style plug, view it with the white plastic spacer at the bottom. Open part at top. The Positive pin is all the way to the right. The Negative pin all the way to the left. The Data + pin is on the left next to the Negative pin. The Data - pin is on the right, next to the Positive pin]

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