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Maxtor 320 usage instructions

I have bought a MAXTOR 320 external drive. I followed the quick setup instructions - i.e. plugging it in, then turned over the sheet expecting some basic instructions on how to use it. There aren't any. All it says is to go onto its website which doesn't give you any usage instructions at all apart from not dropping it, not causing static electricity surges etc . - nothing about how to save the contents of your computer onto it, which is what I bought it for! Any suggestions?

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Re: Maxtor 320 usage instructions

The new hard drive should be showing up for you in "My Computer". If it's showing up there you can just start copying files onto it.

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