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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. It's slightly more expensive than similarly sized external hard drives such as the $229 LaCie Hard Disk, but the SafetyDrill and DrivePass software offer a high level of data protection for notebook owners.
  • Pros: Fast FireWire transfers, Excellent backup software, File encryption
  • Cons: Relatively slow USB 2.0 read and write speeds, Lacks an eSATA port
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Overall 8
8.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

PC Magazine
24 May 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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Overall 8
8.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (750GB)

Macworld
28 January 2008
  • Excerpt: (1 items) There may be no end to the number of digital photos you can snap, but eventually your photo collection will overtake the oh-so finite amount of hard drive space you currently have. Fortunately, the options for large external storage upgrades are plentiful. One candidate worthy of consideration is the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (750GB).
  • Pros: Bundled backup software, Includes USB and FireWire 400 ports, Dedicated backup button
  • Cons: No on/off switch
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Overall 8
7.5

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB Review

Digitaltrends
3 January 2008
  • Conclusion: The OneTouch 4 has more features than any other backup drive we’ve tested, and we’d be hard pressed to decide between it and the WD MyBook. We like how the MyBook does backups instantly, rather than on a schedule, but the MyBook does not provide for a full system recovery, nor does it offer file encryption.
  • Pros: Simple operation; tons of features; allows total system recovery; works with Macs
  • Cons: Have to manually save mail; can't sync between XP and Vista; encryption is difficult to use
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
29 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
15 April 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 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
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
  • Cons: Odd design
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Overall 8
8.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus storage drive

PC Advisor
10 April 2008
  • 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 8
7.8

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (500GB)

ZDNet
12 November 2007
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

pcmag.ru
5 June 2008
  • Summary: OneTouch 4 Plus будет превосходным вариантом для резервного копирования информации машин с Windows XP или Vista.
  • Pros: Высокоскоростной жесткий диск. Хорошее соотношение емкость -- цена. Защита от катастрофических отказов. Совместимость с системами Mac и Windows. Пятилетняя гарантия.
  • Cons: Быстродействие в режиме FireWire ниже, чем в USB. Программа SafetyDrill несовместима с системами Mac и накопителями FAT32.
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