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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
4.3 out of 10

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

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Overall 7
7.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (1TB) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
25 August 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

PC Magazine
16 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus exists as extra storage, but it's really there to save your butt. The next time your system crashes, this drive will get you on your feet again.
  • Pros: Speedy hard drive. Good GB-per-dollar ratio. Catastrophic failure protection. Mac and Windows compatible. Five-year warranty.
  • Cons: FireWire lags USB performance. SafetyDrill doesn't work with Macs or FAT32 drives.
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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB External Hard Drive

big bruin
18 February 2008
  • 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
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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus storage drive

Techworld
20 November 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
19 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus simplifies backing up files, folders, photos, and music in the traditional places. But if you want to back up data stored elsewhere, it might be a hassle.
  • Pros: Easy-to-use backup solution, Good performance, Software is friendly, easy to navigate
  • Cons: Maxtor Manager software doesn't recognize all folders, Using on a Mac requires additional tweaking/formatting, Full-system ghosting works only in Windows, Too-bright, blinking backup button
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Overall 7
7.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus external hard drive

Pocket Lint
16 April 2008
  • Pros: Simple software, one touch solution, solid build
  • Cons: European plug, no off switch, not networkable, start-up lag from software
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Overall 8
8.0

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
16 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
  • Cons: Odd design
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
14 April 2008
  • Summary: As an external hard drive the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus storage drive is solid, but add in the backup features of the OneTouch system and you have a first-class backup device.
  • Pros: It can perform a full restore of the system, encrypts backup, easy to use
  • Cons: Only keeps a synchronised copy of what's been backed up and not the files that have been deleted off your system
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Overall 7
6.7

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

PC Authority
30 March 2008
  • Summary: With unusual styling that looks like it came straight from a 1970s sci-fi series, Maxtor’s OneTouch Plus is a distinctive but not unattractive product.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.7

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

PC Pro
7 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Quick, cheap and light: the best 3.5in drive in the group.
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