OneTouch Eases Backup Jobs
Maxtor's new OneTouch II provides an excellent desktop storage option for corporate professionals as well as SOHO users.Maxtors new OneTouch II provides an excellent desktop storage option for corporate professionals as well as SOHO users. The high-capacity external hard drive has a compact footprint and offers a new user interface for simplified data backup and restore. The OneTouch II, which shipped last month, offers storage capacities of 250GB or 300GB using a fast 7,200-rpm hard drive with a 16MB cache. The product runs quietly and supports both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. Like its predecessor, the OneTouch II has a sleek design that saves desktop space , and it is more compact than its bulky competitors.
The 300GB unit I tested is priced at $380; a 250GB version costs $330. The unit comes with Dantzs Retrospect Express HD backup software for Windows and Mac OS. Retrospect Express supports Windows 98SE and 98ME, Windows 2000 Professional and XP, and Mac OS 9 and OS X.