One touch 4 lite
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Description: I am the type of user that likes to have a copy of my drives in the bank safe, in case of accidental damage. Since my 250 GBs USB external drive was becoming too small, I decided to buy this 1 TB
I am the type of user that likes to have a copy of my drives in the bank safe, in case of accidental damage. Since my 250 GBs USB external drive was becoming too small, I decided to buy this 1 TB back-up drive.
Unfortunately, none of these drives is particularly reliable, though the Maxtor seems to be one of the better choices available in this price range, $100-200, based on user feedback. Many of the complaining users are ones using these drives on a daily basis. Some of them are also using the software provided by the Maxtor.
I have no idea how good the Maxtor is when used daily. I make my backups, store the drive in a bank safe, and 9 months later I repeat the process. I do not use the Maxtor software. I use "BootIt", which is a partition management program, and I've been using it for the past few years. I did NOT install the Maxtor software on my computer. When plugging the Maxtor into the USB port, Windows will recognize it and offer to install the software which is on the drive itself (no CD provided with this one). One can refuse the Maxtor install if one so chooses.
I ran partition backups today, and all seemed to run pretty smoothly. Backing a 300 GBs partition took about 4 hrs on the USB connection. The drive did not heat up as much as the other one I used before, probably because of its vertical alignment.