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NEW: Maxtor 300GB OneTouch II

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by red0ne, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. red0ne

    red0ne Member

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    Greets to all,

    Looks like Maxtor has just released its latest external monster, Maxtor 300GB OneTouch II. Heres' considering to make the purchase of one. But before I do, I'd like to have some user feedback on the product if you have crossed paths with it before. Here's it's seller page: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10382114&loc=101&hdwt=22081&sp=1

    BTW, this post I'm using to cross-reference info gathered with another forum. See the original thread of the AumHa Forums: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=12704&highlight=
     
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    I think the 300GB has actually been out for a while. While I personally prefer Seagate or Western Digital hard drives, this one touch external Maxtor drive seems to be okay. About 4 months ago I set up the 250 GB version for my neighbor, who relies on her computer for work everyday. The drive itself seems to work fine, although that Restrospect backup software is a piece of crap. I use Acronis True Image.

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  3. ScubaBud

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    And I use Ghost 9.0 which is really Drive Image 7.01 software. I would look at just getting a 300 gig HDD and put it in an external case for $30 and purchase either one of the programs mentioned above for full backups daily or weekly. I have an internal HD that I use for this daily and also an external that I backup weekly. This is done while windows is running in the background and set to automatic at 2:00AM everyday and 3:00am on Saturday for the external that I plug in before bed.

    Link for an external case. I have this one in silver and works great! http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=17-145-342&DEPA=0
     
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  4. red0ne

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    Why an internal hard disk + external enclosure combo? I'm guessing for economical reasons.
     
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    yeah as long as you get a decent hard drive (like I said, I personally wouldn't choose maxtor) and a well-built enclosure, its pretty much the exact same thing as purchasing a pre-built one like the one touch maxtor. it will definately be cheaper as well, because you won't have to pay for the crappy software they include with it.
     
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