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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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    Performance

    This is where it all counts. What’s the point of buying something that doesn’t perform? Luckily, the Maxtor OneTouch 300GB External Hard Drive performs, and it performs quite well.

    As you can see from this SiSoft Sandra 2004 benchmark (using Firewire), the OneTouch does great. It beats out all the drives compared with the exception of the WD DiamondPlus 9, but then again, the DiamondPlus 9 is internal, is 7200RPM, and has a 8MB cache. Apparently, the drive works well.

    What about in real performance? Here’s a chart I made, showing the time it takes to transfer a 708MB ISO file to and from the drive:

    Performance is excellent, to say the least. I must say that I was surprised that Firewire is significantly faster then USB 2.0, despite USB 2.0 has an 80Mb higher cap rate. Both USB 2.0 and Firewire however, gave impressive results.



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