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    Maxtor OneTouch 300GB External Hard Drive Review
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: December 6th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 10/10
    Bottom Line: If you need to backup or transfer large amounts of data between machines then you need an external disc drive. With a whopping 300GB the Maxtor OneTouch 300GB External Hard Drive could be the ideal solution. But what about design, features, cost and performance? Find out in our official review.......

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    Design

    The Maxtor OneTouch drive is pretty sleek looking. The front part is a navy blue color, with a button that has a extremely bright blue LED. The rest of the unit (except for the back) is a nice silver color. On the top of the device, youíll find a Maxtor logo, which is quite large, yet still looks good.

    On the back is where things start to get "exciting." My favorite thing about this unit is the fact that it supports both USB 2.0 and Firewire, which is so useful when you have a Mac and a PC, since most Macís do not have USB 2.0, but they all have Firewire, and visa versa for a PC.

    Anyways, on the back you will find a power port, a USB 2.0 port, two FireWire ports (Iíll get into the reason on two being there later), and a power switch, which was not present on the previous Maxtor drives, and knocked off some points on my Maxtor 5000DV External Hard Drive review. There is also a few slits to let it vent, since there is a fan in the unit. Finally, youíll find a sticker on the back with the serial #, etc.

    The drive is not exactly small, but considering its capacity, Iíd say the size is very fair. Itís not too heavy either, 3 pounds, which is great if you are planning on taking it back and forth between work and home or a similar situation.

    What I donít like about the design is that the drive does get hot when being used for a while. Not burning hot, but hot. Not a big issue, but itís definitely worth mentioning.



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