Medion MD8083 fan site
This (unofficial) website contains details about the Medion MD8083 computer, which went on sale at Aldi stores across the UK on April 1st 2004. Please see the main page first if you are new to this site.
Drives in the Medion MD8083
The internal hard drive
I've not looked in to details of how Medion recommend backing up your data, as I use a pair of external hard drives to backup my data as I used to on my previous PC, but I note on the Aldi advert that a backup software was mentioned, and there's a Favourite defined in Internet Explorer's Favourites for Powerquest backup, which takes you to a Symantec webpage with details about the product. I believe that this may be pre-installed, although as I've not a need for using it, I've not explorered any further. Never quite seen the point in backing up vital data to the same hard drive as the drive that it's stored on, as surely if the hard drive fails you've lost the backup too?
If backing up data is important to you, then I'd recommend an external hard drive too (Aldi sold a 160gb firewire and USB2 one a couple of months before the MD8083 computer, and this is one of the two external drives that I use) and as a point of interest, I use Iomega's Automatic Backup software to backup my data, and it appears to do a good job. I'd assume that the included PowerQuest software also does just as good job.
The DVD drives
In addition to the DVD writer there's also a standard DVD drive, which is 16x.
Memory card drives
To browse the data on a memory card, just go to Windows Explorer via the normal method (either by double clicking on My Computer, or pressing the keyboard shortcut of Windows+E) and selecting the relevant drive from the list.
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