"Convenient, handy"4.0 starson by hhzip8088
Pros: Small profile, no searching for another power plug, good warranty, easy to set up for your situation
Cons: Takes up two USB ports, software is a bit lacking.
Summary: This is a set-and-forget type of product. The first time you need it you'll be glad you have it. It is geared more towards the novice, but an expert can take advantage of it's simplicity. Easy to navigate software, but could use more features. It's not really intended for a disk cloning device - use Maxblast for that. But if you have damaged files such as your Outlook Express mail files, or those dozens of office documents that your kid deleted because they took up too much space, it's a godsend.
I recently was confronted with a dead hard drive and before this event, I used the One Touch Mini 4 to perform a weekly backup. I got a new hard drive, loaded the OS, connected the One Touch Mini 4 - it automatically installed itself and I was able to copy/paste files to get my system Apps back to working order.
What would make it better is to provide a two stage restore solution:
1. Recover the OS (XP, Vista, etc.)
2. Recover the files your Apps need ( Outlook Express, Nero, docs, photos, etc.)
3. Provide a full image restore.
Anyway... it's east to use, flexible, and when you need it - you'll be glad you had it.