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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB Review

Price: $300


In this new day and age of computer data and digital media, it is not uncommon to have a file that is close to or exceeding the 1GB marker. These files can be anything nowadays, and you may be getting concerned while you watch the usage percentage of your hard drive nearing 100% full. What options do you have other than going out and buying a new hard drive that you would then have to open up your computer to install? Maxtor has released a new line of external hard drives that have a very large storage capacities. With 500gigabytes and up considered large drives, this seems like a logical place to start. 500,750, and now 1000 gigabytes( 1 Terabyte) sizes are now available. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB is an external hard drive that can offer some extra storage space for your system. Let's take a look and see how this solution compares to a regular internal hard drive that you could purchase.


Closer Look:

Taking a look at the box of the OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB external hard drive, you can see that it is loaded with a bunch of features such as having a massive storage capacity of 1TB or 1,000GB! Not only is this beast of an external hard drive able to store a lot of data, it can transfer the data from your computer to the OneTouch 4 Plus via two different and common ways: USB 2.0 and FireWire 400. Enough looking at the box, I know that I want to see what the device looks like and see how big it is.






Upon opening up the box, you can tell that Maxtor wanted to keep the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB external hard drive very safe during the shipping process; it is wrapped in a cloth bag as well as placed in a molded plastic packaging to protect it from shipping damages. All of the accessories for the OneTouch 4 Plus are placed in their own plastic bags. All of the stickers holding the bags closed say "Save your life" which I found fairly amusing. Maxtor took very good care of this product for the shipping process.


Also included in the box is an instruction booklet that includes "Three steps to saving your life" as Maxtor wanted to call it. Also there is an install CD for the backup application that is bundled with the OneTouch 4 Plus 1TB external hard drive.


When you finally take the OneTouch 4 Plus out of all of its packaging, you are able to see how futuristic and simple this drive looks. The sides of the drive are a stainless steel looking color and texture while the rest of it is a vivid black color with a white power indication light on the front.


I'm very impressed by the looks of this drive, I am very curious to see how it works and what the software's GUI looks like, so lets get to it.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration & Specifications
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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