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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
4.3 out of 10

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

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Reviews and Problems with Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus

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Overall 4
4.0

driver problems

Abhijeet M. Walke "Abhi Walke", Amazon
15 June 2012
  • Summary: Windows 7 doesn't automatically detect the USB driver for this drive, so I looked up online and the driver is nowhere to be found. maxtor is bought by seagate, and most links of the driver download show 404 link error.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not to good.

Roger F. Mart, Amazon
13 October 2011
  • Summary: For Firewire drive its pretty slow. And with an Imac , no good place to put it. There are better choices available , and bigger like Iomega and much faster. And sits well under my Imac.
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Overall 4
4.0

lasted about 2 years

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ "None", Amazon
29 March 2011
  • Summary: kind of loud when spinning up,,,it gave out on me after about 2 years of using it only for time machine back ups and nothing else,,,under warranty but company not providing any shipping
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Overall 4
4.0

Another bad drive

M. Pate, Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: Same story, worked 1 year and 15 days for me and then wouldn't even power up. Had Geek squad, rip open the case and pop the drive into an external case so that I can get my stuff off the drive. Love the OneTouch concept, but apparently from all the bad reviews a shoddy piece of equipment.
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Overall 4
4.0

I won't buy this drive again...

DonkeyKick, Amazon
25 June 2009
  • Summary: Had this drive for about six months no and it hasn't given me any issues. The reason I've only given it 2 out of 5 stars is because it's annoying! The thing sleeps constantly unless you are accessing the drive constantly it will shutdown.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a very good drive

Yoda, Amazon
20 February 2009
  • Summary: This external drive freezes up quite often (about 2-3 times a week). I have had two of these and both have the exact same problem so I assume that it is not because they are both defective. I suspect this is more a problem inherent to this make/model of hard disk. The problem is not insurmountable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good HW value, limited SW

Al Suz "as-amazon", Amazon
12 January 2009
  • Summary: Not sure why a company would do that but Seagate (current Maxtor owner) has limited the backup software that is bundled with this product. You CAN NOT DECIDE what to backup, it does now allow you to backup system files, outlook files, hidden files, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Save your money

streetglide "streetglide", Amazon
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Save your money. Mine is still working but the reviews are right, a lot of files will not be backed up by the included software. However, you can drag and drop. Other than that mine has now developed the infamous and extremely annoying "Maxtor flashing light problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cannot encrypt complete drive snapshots

Rhoadarmer, Amazon
11 November 2008
  • Summary: I WAS going to buy this product in order to do complete system snapshots of my desktop and notebook, but when I read through the user guide at the Maxtor website, I discovered that these snapshots cannot be encrypted. So this won't work for me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Numerous Problems

Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in the world", Amazon
31 July 2008
  • Summary: I do a lot of work with video and audio files, meaning I often have to move many very large files around and keep them in accessible areas. I had a Seagate 300gb external hard drive to help with this, but I maxed that out.
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