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Seagate Unveils OneTouch 4 Hard Drives

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Seagate Unveils OneTouch 4 Hard Drives Reply with quote

Seagate Unveils OneTouch 4 Hard Drives
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Posted by: Glenn

Seagate has introduced its Maxtor OneTouch 4 line of external hard disk drives. According to the company, "The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family sports a new industrial design that conveys security and an enhanced interface to provide a new level of consistency and ease of use. The new high-capacity Maxtor OneTouch 4 family is visually reassuring with its aesthetically appealing vault-like appearance that compliments any home or office setting. Reinforcing Seagate's commitment to providing durable and innovative storage solutions, these good looking reliable data protectors feature improved acoustics, optimized convection cooling systems, and an inner disc drive casing and shock mounts for additional drive protection."

The Maxtor OneTouch 4 lineup includes the OneTouch 4, OneTouch 4 Plus and OneTouch 4 Mini. The standard OneTouch 4 hard drive is available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 750GB, ranging in price from $100 to $270. The OneTouch 4 Plus comes in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities, ranging from $130 to $360. And the OneTouch 4 Mini comes in 80GB, 120GB, and 160GB capacities, from $100 to $150. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family is available now - with the exception of the 1TB OneTouch 4 Plus. It will ship in late October.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These sound nice, but I still prefer the looks of the MyBook drives. They do come with a five-year warranty though. The MyBooks that I bought only came with a one-year warranty.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the look of the "My Book" drives from Western Digital.

If only my 1TB drive was more silent... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If only my 1TB drive was more silent... Sad


I had some noise coming from the enclosures vibrating against my desk. So I took out an old mouse pad and put it under the drives. That doesn't speak well for the design of the MyBook, but it solved the problem. Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquaman wrote:
Yvan256 wrote:
If only my 1TB drive was more silent... Sad


I had some noise coming from the enclosures vibrating against my desk. So I took out an old mouse pad and put it under the drives. That doesn't speak well for the design of the MyBook, but it solved the problem. Smile


Yeah, that's what I'm doing too! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
Yeah, that's what I'm doing too! Shocked


That's funny! Perhaps they should include one in the box. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: title? Reply with quote

Did anyone else notice that the title says Seagate?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the previous Maxtor external and returned it. It sounded like someone banging on a soup can with a metal spoon every-time I accessed the drive. I'm much happier with a WD MyBook, but it's still loud for my taste. My LaCie mini is very very quiet (fanless model with Seagate drive).

I hope these new Maxtors are quiet.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: title? Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Did anyone else notice that the title says Seagate?


Seagate bought Maxtor a few months ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the ones called mini were going to be another Mini form factor. Thank goodness, I think there can only be so many attempts at that before it gets old. Not that anything is wrong with that, but it seems like companies keep trying over and over and never seem to get it 'just right'.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: title? Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
Seagate bought Maxtor a few months ago.

Never heard about that one.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: title? Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Yvan256 wrote:
Seagate bought Maxtor a few months ago.

Never heard about that one.


http://www.seagate.com/maxtor/

The press release states "Seagate Technology To Acquire Maxtor Corporation - December 21, 2005".

So, it's more like "a few years ago", my mistake. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No word as to whether the one-touch feature actually works on the Mac. Some kind of analysis would have been nice.

AFAIK, the one-touch drives don't work too well with the Macs - they keep appearing and dissapearing from the finder and when you use the one-touch backup things go haywire.

Or so I was told.

When I saw this article I thought perhaps there would be some news about improved Mac compatability. Alas not.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: title? Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
Never heard about that one.

You must try to get out more often. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: title? Reply with quote

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dungeon92 wrote:
Never heard about that one.

You must try to get out more often. Wink

But if I got out more often where would I be getting my tech news?
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