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The Dioneer has a no-nonsense rectangular design and a matte-black finish. It also comes with a USB extension cord. But the device is otherwise pretty bare. It offers no password protection, write protection, or bundled utilities--just a driver disc for Windows 98. (Windows Me, 2000, XP, Mac 8.6 or higher, and Linux 2.4.x immediately recognize the device as a system hard drive.)
Though the included manual covers installation, it lacks even a rudimentary troubleshooting section. If you run into problems, you can call tech support. The drive is covered by a one-year warranty, and toll-free guidance is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT. But the manufacturer's site offers little in the way of technical help.