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Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 1634 - OneTouch 4 Mini
Brand: Maxtor

OneTouch 4 Mini
Price:
$229
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OneTouch 4 Mini product reviews

Portable
Work and play on the go. This lightweight, portable drive lets you bring important files with you.

Rugged Design
Built in shock-resistent design ensures durability

USB Interface
Connect using the USB 2.0 cable. The Mini draws power from the computer, to help free you from carrying around an extra power cord.

Huge Capacity
Add capacity quickly. Stores more than 51,200 digital photos, or 160 hours of digital video, or 2,665 hours of digial music. (applies to 160gb model)

High Speed
5400 RPM, 8 MB cache buffer For fast drive performance and instant access to your files.

Safe and Secure
Maxtor SafteyDrill Prepares, reboots, and recovers your PCs entire internal drive contents in case of system failure or virus/spyware infection. (Windows only.) Sync your files Automatically synchronize your files between two computers every time you connect or disconnect the drive so you are always working with the most current data. Use Maxtor DrivePass to password protect the contents of your drive with two levels of security.

Easy to Use
Interface Get up and running fast. Simplifies drive management, security, and backup scheduling.

Simple Setup
Plug it in, connect the USB 2.0 cable, and your Maxtor OneTouch ™ 4 Mini automatically appears on your desktop.

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Review by: vivid (Matt)
Dated: 30th of November, 2007

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This Review: 9.5/10
Quality:
Score 10 out of 10
Durability:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Even though I have a laptop with a pretty small harddrive in it I am not really a fan of external hard drives ever since I shelled out some serious coin for one and it got trashed by a faulty power adaptor. I first off turned this down on that basis, until the nice guy from Kr told me how this one doesn't actually need a power supply. It runs off the usb power system. If you have a hi-power usb2 you simply plug it in and away it goes. Lo-power or usb1.1 and you plug in the second plug on the cable and you have enough power to drive it just fine. Great stuff by me so I thought I would give it a grudging go.
I was given the 120gb version which is great for me as I only have a 60gb hard drive in the lappy and its usually around 2/3rds full meaning if I was to back up the entire machine I would still have over 70gb to fill up with extra stuff like movies, music and images from my favourite website, deviantART.com. Even though this isnt the biggest capacity model its still big enough to do a great job.
All in all, even if you dont really need heaps of extra storage, the price is so cheap these days that having a bit extra on hand never hurts. You never know when it will come in handy and its better to have the space but not need it than need it but not have it available. This drive is compact, stylish (for those that value looks as well as function), quiet and easy to carry. It is also fairly sturdy as proven by the fact that mine is still working fine after taking a hefty knock when the laptop bag fell off the bench and landed storage-pocket side down on the hard lino floor. Most excellent construction and design folks.


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