Pros Simple backup for my documents.
Cons Will not back up your email & many other files.
Summary The box says "Recover all ...of your internal hard drive...if it crashes.
Maxtor/Seagate customer service says this is not true. It will not back up email & hidden files.
The box says "simple back up". Their customer service says this is true as long as you don't need everything backed up.
The information on the box is false. I was a Maxtor fan... no more. Do not buy this unit!
Pros Looks nice. It's easy to do a backup by pressing the button on the case
Cons The backups are not reliable. Specifically, if you have one file that you repeatedly backup (like your most important database file), after the 10th time, it stops backing up. Plus with the latest update, SyncServices.exe fails on system shutdown.
Summary Backup software / devices MUST BE 100% reliable. The software for this device clearly fails this test. I have uninstalled the Maxtor software and plan to physically destroy the device.
Pros Simple, faster than my Atcomdata Drive and cheap.
Automatic shut down and startup of drive.
USB and FIREWIRE connections
Cons limited back up in Windows/Mac
Summary I use this drive at work to back up my data. I really like the fact that it spins down after about 10mins of no activity but remains mounted to the computer. This lets it consume less power and increase the drive lifetime and be easily accessible remotely.
Pros It will make a great book end now !
Cons Yes they are .. Seagate that is
Summary Purchased this in Maplin Dublin 4 months ago. In fact I bought 2 in order to do my own mirroring .. have stored my entire digital life on here pics, music and movies and it let go yesterday spontaneously.. 1'm 48, 30 yr Computer Scientist veteran and this is my first head crash! why oh why did I not check CNET first!
Pros Absolutely nothing
Cons Dirve motor failed
Summary What a piece of junk. Less than fourth months and the motor for the HD failed. Need to now get the data off the Maxtor. That will be a project. Will never purchase their One Touch again.