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    Maxtor One Touch II External 300GB Hard Drive
    Author: extremepc
    Date Posted:09/01/2005 15:59.22
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: The Maxtor OneTouch II is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a large external hard drive. 300GB goes a long way for storage, and most people won’t be able to fill it up.

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    Features, Specifications

    The OneTouch II comes in two sizes; 250GB and 300GB. For this review, we are looking at the larger 300GB model. Both drives have a large 16MB cache buffer; an amount that rivals even most desktop drives. Seek times are rated under 9 milliseconds, which is extremely fast, and the RPM is at a fast 7,200, so it’s pretty much certain the drive will be a fast one. On top of that, there’s both USB and Firewire connections, a real plus, although FireWire 800 would have been nice to see.

    The thing that lets this drive stand out from the rest is the “OneTouch” button, which, when properly configured, let’s you press the button on the front of the unit to automatically back up your data. This is a great convenience, and I can confidently say that it works well.

    On top of that, this drive has some great security features for those worrying about their data getting out. DriveLock lets you add an encrypted password to the drive, not letting anyone who doesn’t know the password see the contents. I wasn’t able to get around it, without entering the password, on either my Mac or PC system, so it seems pretty secure.

    Speaking of which, this drive is PC and Mac compatible. I have mine formatted as FAT32 so it can be used on both platforms simultaneously, but you can always format it as HTFS or NTFS if you desire.

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