Maxtor One Touch 4 Lineup

The One Touch series of hard drives is positioned as a potent backup tool for the enthusiasts. Three new models have just been launched:

  • Maxtor One Touch 4 (from 250GB/$100 – 750GB/$270)
  • Maxtor One Touch 4 Plus (from 250GB/$130 – 1TB/$360)
  • Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini (from 80GB/$100 – 160GB/$150)

The mini is an ultra-portable 2.5” drive while the “4 Plus” and “4” will feel at home on (or under) a desk. The largest “4 Plus” can store 1TB of data (1000GB). They all come with a suite of backup/protection software for Mac and PC, which is nice. One regret: the“Safety Drill” disk-cloning utility (like True Image, but not as cool) doesn’t work on Mac. Also, Safety Drill does not compress the data. Not so surprising from a disk vendor… Maxtor, can you fix it? Maxtor products page

Update:
Maxtor has confirmed that disk images are indeed compressed using the zlib library. Compression ratios will depend on the nature of the data. Phew.

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