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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini Review

Propane    -   March 11, 2008
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The Maxtor Manager software that comes with the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is very comprehensive and has many features to help facilitate your data's safety and regular backup. From the software's main menu, you can do everything from change the power saving settings of the drive to making it so that your drive is completely encrypted so even if your drive is stolen, your data will be safe. There are many options, so let's take a close look at them all.

The first screen that we are presented with is the "My Drives" menu. From here, you can see the status of any connected Maxtor external hard drives. There are also several buttons along the bottom and through them you can do several tasks like change the power saving timeout, check for software updates, and test the drive.

The next window allows you to set up several different backup plans that will transfer data from wherever you chose, to your OneTouch 4 Mini at some regular interval. You can manage all your backup plans from this screen.

Next up is the sync menu which is similar to the backup but the files are kept up to date between the local file and the external drive.

The next menu is the Safety menu. This makes a complete hard drive image so if anything bad happens to your hard drive and it becomes corrupt, you can restore everything from the image.

The final screen that is present is the security menu which allows you to set up encryption and a password for your drive.

Let's see what the specifications of this drive are.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (continued)
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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