Summary: Priced at $249 (which includes a lengthy five-year warranty), the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is an excellent performer, provided that you utilize the FireWire 400 connection and don't mind a lone USB 2.0 port.
Summary: The OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB External Hard Drive is an excellent choice for adding a Terabyte of storage to your computer or to backup multiple computers. As the product line indicates, the OneTouch button makes it very simple to backup or sync your precious data to the drive.
Pros: » Massive amount of external storage, » Firewire and USB 2.0 connectivity, » Simple backup management in as few as three clicks, » Includes a full suite of related applications, » Competitively priced, » 5 Year Warranty
Cons: » No eSATA, » No power switch, » Software may be lacking for advanced users, » May need to download latest SafetyDrill application for use with new systems
Summary: While the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus can be used simply as an external storage device connected to a PC via USB, the true benefit comes from its software and OneTouch system to create a well-configured backup device.
The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus external desktop drive isn't pretty. However, it has USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 ports and it's fast.
Good Gear Guide.au
10 April 2008
Summary: The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is a desktop hard drive that offers a FireWire 400 connection, as well as the usual USB connection. If you have a FireWire 400 port on your computer and you transfer large files regularly, then this is an external hard drive worth a look.
Pros: FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports, fast transfer speeds for FireWire 400 connection, quiet, 256-bit AES encryption
Summary: The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is a good choice for the average home user who wants a fast and simple to use external hard drive for backup and storage. Mac users will want to find a different restore utility to use with it.
Pros: Fast write speeds, Includes backup and restore utilities, Generous five year warranty
Cons: The backup utility is a bit limited, Restore utility doesn't work for Mac users