Summary: I have had the hard drive for about a year now and I haven't had any real problems with it. Ya, it's big and bulky but it is also really cheap for a 500Gb hard drive. The formatting might be a little difficult for someone if it's your first time with a hard drive. Other than that there is no real reason for me to give this a bad review. It worked just fine.
Summary: I wonder how come this product got such a low average rating. My experience with it is at least ok. Bought in around 2007, this Maxtor hard drive has been with me for a while under moderate use. It does the job. There are some cons however: 1. Yeah like others pointed out, it "sleeps" after being idle for like 15 minutes. It takes 2-3 seconds to "wake up". Not a big deal once it starts. 2. The indicator is too light and annoying.
Summary: I have had my OneTouch 4 Plus for over 2 months and use it every other day to back up my photos and videos, and so far it has had no problems whatsoever. As with all hard drives, you should keep at least 2 backup copies, each on a separate external drive. (So you should have 3 copies total, one on your primary internal drive(s), the other two on backup drives.) For the most valuable files, I also keep DVD-R copies. This drive is fast and quiet.
Excerpt: Il Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus è un’ottima scelta per chi desidera un HD esterno veloce e semplice da usare sia per il backup che per la memorizzazione di documenti, video e immagini. Il OneTouch 4 ha tutto il necessario per poter pianificare il backup di un ...