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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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    Features

    The Maxtor OneTouchís most advertised feature is definitely OneTouch, hence the name. Basically, OneTouch is a feature that lets you press the one button on the drive to automatically backup a selected file, folder, partition, or entire hard drive. It is pretty handy, and I must say that people who back up often sure will like this feature. It works just as advertised. Press the button, and the Rantz Retrospect (Express) program will open, and automatically begin backing up. Considering the fact that it uses USB 2.0/Firewire, the backup process is extremely quick, but of course, it depends on how much you back up.

    Another feature is the two Firewire ports. Why two, you ask? Maxtor thinks that some people need more then 300GB of external data. I canít imagine me ever needing more, but I can imagine that video editing people and the like can always have extra space. Therefore, they let you connect multiple drives into a chain using a Firewire cable. You can connect up to 62 drives at once, which I must say is very impressive. Imagine, 300GB times 62, 18600GB of data, amazing. Then again, you got to factor that each drive is $400, so to get all that space, itíll cost you $24,800.

    Last, but not least is the fact that this drive is quiet, very quiet. Even during the most intensive tasks, I hear nothing from the drive. Maybe this is because my computer is so loud, but even if I put my ear to the drive, I hear virtually nothing, which I love.



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    1. Introduction
    2. Design
    3. In The Box
    4. Features
    5. Performance
    6. Software
    7. Conclusion

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