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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 wonít be able to fill it up.

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    I donít really want to go too in-depth on the software aspect of the OneTouch line, since this is a hardware based review, but I did use Dantz Retrospect for testing, and Iíd like to give my opinion on it.

    The software is for both Mac and PC, but my opinion is that the software is superior on PC. The PC version seemed more polished, and a tad bit user-friendlier. I did have some problems getting the OneTouch feature on OS X working, and I wasnít able to after I formatted it to FAT32, since in order to work on OS X, it has to be in HTFS format, and use Firewire. Therefore, the button became unavailable on the Mac.

    When working, however, the button brings you automatically to the software, and begins a backup that you designate during setup. There are plenty of backup features in the program, that I wonít go into, but the main purpose of the software in conjunction with the Maxtor hard drive is the OneTouch button, and the Retrospect software does its part quite well. I do wish, though, that the button could be used under OS X with file systems other then HTFS.

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