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Maxtor Combo Personal Storage One Touch II, 300GB, 16MB cache, 7200 RPM USB2 Firewire Connection

by Maxtor
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Hard drive external
  • (WxDxH) 14 cm x 22 cm x 4.1 cm
  • 1.4 kg in weight
  • 300 GB capacity
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB interface
  • 4 pin USB, 6 PIN FireWire Connector
  • 400 Mbps (FireWire) / 480 Mbps (Hi-Speed USB) Data Transfer Rate
  • 9 ms Average Seek Time
  • 7200 rpm Spindle Speed
  • 16 MB Buffer Size
  • OS Required: Apple MacOS 9.1 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.2.4 - 10.2.8, Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later
  • AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • 2 years warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions14 x 4.1 x 22 cm
Item model numberE14G300
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 146,967 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
Date First Available1 Jan 2001
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Product Description

Box Contains

  • External hard drive
  • USB cable 6 to 6 pin FireWire/1394/i.LINK cable External AC power adaptor
  • Vertical stand
  • Installation software CD
  • Dantz Restrospect Express HD
  • Maxtor OneTouch drivers
  • Maxtor OneTouch utilities
  • User's guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best external hard drive available ? 16 Feb 2005
    By Foxile VINE VOICE
    Verified Purchase
    Only a few days into owning the drive and so far, I'm delighted. I also have the Iomega 250Gb USB2/Firewire drive and this Maxtor beats it hands down.
    Transfer times seem a lot faster ( it's a 7200rpm model, instead of the Iomega 5400rpm drive ), it's nearly silent in operation ( the fan on the Iomega is quite noisy ), you can manually switch it off ( the Iomega needs unplugging from the system, before it'll let you power down ) and the software package is excellent.
    I like the fact that you can daisy-chain two or more drive together using Firewire, so you only need one free port on your PC/Laptop ( USB2 connections can't be daisy-chained, so you'll need more ports or a hub, if you have more than one drive ) and all the required cables are included.
    One thing to bear in mind if you are using this on a laptop though. Most laptops come with a 4-pin Firewire socket, but the cable supplied is a 6-pin. You'll need to buy a 4-pin to 6-pin cable, if this is the case ( Amazon sell an excellent Belkin cable, that is ideal for this ).
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    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    I started using this drive with my iBook G4 and has been great.
    My advice is NOT to use the enclosed software but get Carbon Copy Cloner. This is free software than makes incremental backups on to the firewire drive that are bootable.
    About a week after I got the drive I was burgled and had my iBook stolen. I simply plugged this drive into my girlfriends iBook and told it to boot off the firewire drive.
    I was instantly back up and running with all mail, passwords etc exactly as it was. When my new iBook arrives I will just run Carbon Copy Cloner to sync it back on to the new laptop. I will then be up and running EXACTLY as before. In total I will have about 5 minutes down time, AND not have the hassle of re-installing any apps at all.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not reliable - definitely not recommended 30 Jun 2005
    By A Customer
    I bought this drive as a secure backup medium for my data. I'm a professional photographer and needed somewhere to store my digital images (over 100GB). The drive looks attractive and the build quality is good and my initial impressions were very favourable.
    I started moving all my digital images onto the drive and everything was great and worked well until a week later. I was working in Windows xp and went to access the drive, but the drive letter disappeared from "my computer"
    I tried everything possible to try to get the drive recognised by Windows, which included unplugging the drive from the usb 2 port on my PC, uninstalling the usb port in device manager and letting Windows detect them again. Eventually I got Windows to detect the drive when I plugged in the usb. When I delved into the "manage" section of "my computer", to my horror, the drive was showing the full formatted capacity of the drive and it was unmounted as well. Where had my 100GB + of data gone to? Well your guess is as good as mine!
    I contacted Maxtor technical support and they were as much use a chocolate teapot! They gave me no advice as what had happened to my data and gave me a few links on the net to check on data recovery, they even advised me to check in the phone book! What a cheek!
    They advised me to partition and format the drive again, which would mean any chance of data recovery would now be impossible.
    Luckily I had another copy of all my data backed up on DVD's.
    I've now sent the drive back to Amazon for a full refund. My advice is not to have anything to with this Maxtor drive. Do a check on Google to see the problems others are having or read the reviews below. I have now bought a LaCie which I hope will perform better.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars If Not Faulty, The Best Hardrive Around 15 Dec 2005
    By A Customer
    I know there has been a lot of problems for other people with their maxtor hardrives but personally I have had no problems with it. I used it straight from the box, not using the backup software as I am simply using it tostore more video files, and it worked perfectally. I am able to store a huge ammount of data on it and it very robust. I have knocked it off my desk twice but it still works fine, no data lost. It also looks good, with its silver finish and the backup button with a blue light makes it look good enough to not beout of place on any desk. It is very quiet, makes much less noise then my laptop and it works very fast. I can play video files or games straight off it and it does it at a good speed.
    Of course I know many people have had problems with them and I know I would be writing a terrible review if that happened to me but if it does work properly, as it has done for me, then it does exactly what it says on the box and it does it well.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    I bought this hard drive about a month ago and was very peased with it. The quality of the case is good and the hard drive runs ultra quiet. But after three weeks and of rarelay using it (I backed data up once in a while) the HD broke. Why, I don't know. I didn't move it, handled it very very carefully, etc. I assume cheap quality. - Not the first time I had problems with Maxtor drives. Lost a lot of valuable data. Too sad...
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars worst hard disk ever.. 18 Nov 2006
    from the day it arrived, i have never had trouble and had never been able to use this properly. now almost a year of trying to solve problems and data corruption today it failed completely and is making grinding noises.

    My advise, stay away from this line of storage.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch..
    fantastic easy to use.just plug and play, no long installations or settings to change
    still using it over 3yrs later
    Published 10 months ago by mr A J GRAY
    2.0 out of 5 stars failed after only 6 months
    Not sure if I got one from a bad batch, but it failed after only 6 months. Was being used as a backup device and decided to use a different supplier for it replacement.
    Published 23 months ago by mikewhyment
    1.0 out of 5 stars Maxtor Combo Personal Storage
    have had 2 of these now both stopped working after a few weeks causing a lot of hassle and some lost data. Very poor product and not very good support . Read more
    Published on 22 Aug 2006 by Amazon Customer
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very average drive, shocking after sales support
    After reading all about the 'one touch' backup process for this disk I figured it would make my life easier. How wrong I was! Read more
    Published on 8 Jan 2006 by Wibblah
    5.0 out of 5 stars 2 x IEEE 1394 interfaces allow for concurrent access
    What is sometimes not highlighted with this FireWire drive is the fact that it has 2 x IEEE 1394 interfaces at the back, along with the USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible interface. Read more
    Published on 29 Sep 2005
    5.0 out of 5 stars Never A Problem
    I have had 3 of these drives for nearly one year with not a single problem.Using the Firewire connection on the drive leads to far fewer problems and is considerabely faster so I... Read more
    Published on 19 Sep 2005 by Bliskner
    3.0 out of 5 stars Don't panic, Don't reformat - keep trying!
    Bought Maxtor OneTouch II 2 months ago to start performing complete disk backups, because the drive on my Dell XPS was behaving erratically. Read more
    Published on 13 Sep 2005 by Full system recovery possible
    1.0 out of 5 stars Dud
    Ran fine for a couple of weeks then the drive was not recognized and we spent a good deal of time recovering the data. Read more
    Published on 12 Sep 2005 by P.J. Fischer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Balancing things up...
    I own three of these (yes - I got lots of data to back up) and havn't had any problems. They are fast, robust and suit my needs perfectly. Read more
    Published on 12 Sep 2005 by D. Smith
    1.0 out of 5 stars Good - while it lasted!
    I've had three of these drives and an earlier 160gb drive.
    All performed well for a few weeks then made a worrying 'clunk' and the drives all died. Read more
    Published on 15 Aug 2005 by K. L. Wren
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