- Mac Compatible
- Minimum RAM: 256 MB
Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 160 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive STM901603OTA3E1-RK
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- Ideal backup and storage for carrying your digital portfolio with you
- Simple Maxtor user interface for drive management, security, and backup scheduling
- Two levels of security against unauthorized use ¿ Maxtor DrivePass and encryption
- Maxtor SafetyDrill prepares/boots/recovers your PC's entire internal drive contents during system failure or virus/spyware infection (Windows only)
- Customizable Maxtor OneTouch button, USB powered; PC and Mac compatible
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Have a simple and reliable backup solution for all your stuff
Easily bring important files with you, wherever you go.
Keep all your digital content in a safe and secure location.
You and your content belong together. Weighing less than 6 ounces, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini makes it easy to confidently carry your up-to-date portfolio in your pocket. This full-featured, portable backup and storage solution now includes Maxtor SafetyDrill for complete recovery of your PC hard drives contents in case of a system crash or virus/spyware attack. A simple user interface makes automated backup scheduling, specific file restoration, and security a snap. You can automatically sync data on multiple computers so you always have your latest files handy.
To safeguard against unauthorized use, Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini comes with both data encryption and Maxtor DrivePass.
With up to 320 GB you have room for 5,330 hours of digital music or 102,400 digital photos or 320 hours of digital video or 80 two-hour DVD quality movies or 160 games.
Its easy to install just plug the drives USB cable into an available port on your PC or Mac. The OneTouch 4 Mini comes with preloaded software and there is no additional power needed, so youre off and running!
The sleek and slim design of this hard drive--only measures 4.90 x 0.59 x 3.22-inches (H x D x W). The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini lets you transfer files seamlessly from your computer via its USB 2.0 connection at a brisk transfer rate of up to 480Mb/sec. The drive delivers a spindle speed of 5,400 RPM, giving you the high-speed performance you need to back your data up quickly and safely.
At this compact size, and with this high performance, you now have the ability to take your data with you anywhere you go, so your digital content finally has room to breathe. A five-year warranty is also included, giving you complete peace of mind.
|· Ideal backup and storage for carrying your digital portfolio with you ||· Maxtor® SafetyDrill prepares, boots, recovers your PCs entire internal drive contents in case of system failure or virus/spyware infection|
|· Sync data between two or more computers on the same operating system||· Maxtor DrivePass and Encryption: two levels of security against unauthorized use|
|· Simple Maxtor user interface for drive management, security and backup scheduling||· USB 2.0 for fast data interface and power source|
|· 5-year warranty||· Customizable Maxtor OneTouch® button|
|· Drive- and power-management utilities included||· Quick and easy installation with pre-loaded software|
|· Auto Updater helps keep your Maxtor OneTouch solution current||· PC and Mac compatible|
|· 5400 RPM, up to 8-MB cache buffer|
Maxtor® is the expert and the leader in designing simple external storage and backup solutions for consumers and professionals. Maxtor offers a broad line of trusted, intuitive storage solutions for safeguarding critical business data, digital files and personal memories. Maxtor developed the industrys first external storage device that features easy-to-use OneTouch® button backup and restore capabilities. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini solution is the easy way to back up and store photos, videos, games, music, business data, personal information and more. The OneTouch 4 Mini solution continues the OneTouch legacy as the leading external hard drive for small office users, consumers, creative professionals and mobile warriors.
What's in the Box
Portable hard drive with preloaded installation software, USB 2.0 cable, Maxtor SafetyDrill recovery CD, quick start guide
Top Customer Reviews
At first I found it unbelievable that automatic backup space management was unavailable in Saftydrill, but this was confirmed by Seagate/Maxtor Tech support, making this the least capable backup "solution" I've encountered in the last decade.
So... it you buy this for image-type backups an intend to use the included software be aware after the first few uses it will be *your* responsibility to manage your backup space by manually deleting older backups as required!
What really sets this drive apart from the WD, Lacie, and Seagate drives I have used is the software. Some drives just allow you to back-up your data. While data back-up is essential to preserve ones digital pictures, music collection, and personal documents, if your internal hard drive crashes, data backup will not restore your operating system or applications. The One touch Mini, comes with Maxtor "Safety Drill" software that allows the user to image the entire drive, including the operating system (windows) and all applications. If the hard drive crashes, the user boots their PC with a supplied emergency CD, and then restores their whole PC from the drive image stored on the external drive.Read more ›
Here is the response I received from Maxtor tech support on this issue: "Folders must be selected in the software. The backup utility is designed to backup data and there for it is not really designed to backup drives. So it wants to backup information on the drive, not the entire drive. It is just the way the software is designed and is working as intended." (4/03/2008).
You are also limited to the directories you can backup. You can backup your "My Documents" and even your "InetPub" directory but you cannot point it to the default directory for your Microsoft SQL backups. And even though it will backup the "Inetpub" folder it is not a complete backup. For example, all of the hidden folders (e.g.,\_vti_cnf) will generate the message "Not Supported/File skipped (backup of hidden files and folders is not supported)" and will not be backed up.
In addition, certain files in selected folders will not be backed up. It will not backup thumbs.db resulting in so many exceptions in the log report that it is virtually unreadable. Strangely, it will back up some .jpg files but will throw an exception for others.
This product has great potential but as implemented is seriously flawed. In my opinion these OneTouch Mini's are designed to easily and automatically backup _most_ of your "My Documents" folder. If you need to backup anything more I think you will be disappointed.
It has worked like a champ. Since I'm using a Mac, the software that came with the drive was of no use to me so I can't say anything about that. But the drive itself ran quietly, cool, and perfectly. Obviously, since I have only had it for a short time, I can't comment on it's reliability.
This drive uses two USB ports in order to get enough power. A twin ended USB cable is supplied. One of the ends is for both data and power, the other is used only for additional power. This way the USB port can supply all the power to run the drive without an external power supply. Cool! But bad news if you forget your cable, probably can't pick one up at your local store.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesn't perform the with Newer versions of Windows. Just a big zip-drive now.Published 6 months ago by The Stickman
Holds a ton, and has never failed. Only problem is it uses two (2) usb ports and Windows always gives me problems dismounting the drive. Also, wish it was physically smaller.Published 18 months ago by Michael R. Kruger
Do not purchase this product if you run Windows 8
There are better, less expensive products on market
Seagate customer service was helpful
This is terrific and gives me confidence that my data will always be safe. Bought one for my wife and for myself and would certainly do it again.Published on August 18, 2013 by Perry F. Gawen, Jr.
This product was purchased many years ago. It is now a dinasour not having enough memory for current home needs.Published on February 22, 2013 by Long in the tooth