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Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus hard drive review

£129 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Maxtor

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The 750GB Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus enjoys the same benefits as almost all other Seagate or Maxtor hard drives: excellent documentation and superb software support.

The 750GB Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus enjoys the same benefits as almost all other Seagate or Maxtor hard drives: excellent documentation and superb software support.

It has a curious asymmetric retro-futuristic design, not unlike something you'd expect to find on the set of Space 1999, but the Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus is solidly constructed from metal and plastic.

Upon opening the packaging you are greeted by a small grey sticker exhorting you to, "save your life" – an offer only a fool would refuse. This message hints at what the Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus is all about: quick, easy and secure software backup.

The installation software is provided on the hard drive and installation runs automatically when the Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus is plugged in for the first time.

Maxtor's software is very easy to use, and allows you to configure simple automatic backups quickly and easily.

As the product's name might suggest, the Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus allows you to back up your system with a single touch of a button. Using the supplied software you can configure this button to initiate a backup, synchronise folder or run the application of your choice.

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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus Expert Verdict »

750GB, 3.5in SATA, 7,200rpm hard drive
USB 2.0
2 x FireWire
Safety Drill /Backup/OneTouch Manager
instant backup button
1.1kg
171x640x152mm
5 year warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 10 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The Maxtor OneTouch 4Plus is a well-built drive designed for convenient automatic backup. It's laughably easy to set up and install and is covered by a five-year warranty.

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