Maxtor Introduces One Touch 4 Line

maxtor-one-touch-4.jpgIt wasn’t that long ago that we were talking about the Maxtor One Touch III. So Maxtor has introduced the Maxtor One Touch IV lineup and we’re taking a gander. What can you expect out of the Maxtor One Touch 4? Well, some good and some bad. The software is pretty nice, the drive sometimes requires 2 USB ports (ugh), and it’s not a stackable drive. Let’s look at some specs.

  • Automated OneTouchâ„¢ Backup – Back up your entire hard drive with a push of a button or set up the software to perform convenient automatic backups.
  • Dual Interface – Connect using either the USB 2.0 or FireWire 400 interface for speed, convenience and flexibility.
  • 750GB Capacity – Add enormous capacity instantly. Stores 240,000 digital photos or 750 hours of digital video or 12,495 hours of digital music.
  • 7200 RPM, 16 MB cache buffer – For fast drive performance, seamless data exchange, and instant access to your files.
  • Maxtor SafetyDrillâ„¢ – Prepares, reboots, and recovers your PC’s entire internal drive contents in case of system failure or virus/spyware infection.
  • 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.
  • Easy to Use Interface – Simplifies drive management, security, and backup scheduling.
  • Maxtor DrivePassâ„¢ and encryption – Password-protect the contents of your drive with two levels of security.
  • Simple setup – Plug it in, connect the USB 2.0 or FireWire cable, and your Maxtor OneTouchâ„¢ 4 Plus drive automatically appears on your desktop.

Versions come in 250GB, 500GB, and 750GB capacities. CDW has the 500GB version for $194. They also have a mini version that comes in 80GB, 120GB, and 160GB versions. CDW has the 120GB version for $119. Those are 5400rpm 2.5″ drives (think laptop HD size).