Seagate Technology F01G500 hard drive specifications

Maxtor OneTouch III, USB 2.0/FireWire 400 (500GB)

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Device Type
Hard drive - External hard drive

5.4 in

2.6 in

8.5 in

3.3 lbs

Hard Drive

500 GB

Interface Type
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB

Buffer Size
16 MB


Max Data Transfer Rate
43 MBps

Data Transfer Rate Details
FireWire : 43 MBps, Hi-Speed USB : 33 MBps

Seek Time
9 ms (average)

Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Storage Controller


Expansion / Connectivity

Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type B, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire

Compatible Bays

Compatible Slots
x None


Cables Included
1 x IEEE 1394 cable - FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) - External, 1 x USB cable


Power Device
Power adapter

Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, EMC Dantz Retrospect

OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP , Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later , Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

System Requirements Details
Windows 2000/XP - Pentium III - RAM 128 MB, MacOS X 10.2.8 or later - PowerPC G4 - RAM 128 MB

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
41 �F

Max Operating Temperature
95 �F