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Maxtore OneTouch drives

Anyone have one of these?

If so, anyone know if the backup/restore really backups up and restores
everything?

Meaning:

I hook it up, and "backup" Windows XP. Then my hard drive dies. I get a
new one and slap it in. Can I boot from the one touch and have it
restore to the new (and bare) drive?

Or do I still have to reinsall the OS, etc. and then "restore".

thanks!
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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

On Thu, 22 May 2008 21:41:56 +0000, KittyNoLegs wrote:

> Anyone have one of these?


Two of them, one for work, one for home. The "1TB" models.

> If so, anyone know if the backup/restore really backups up and restores
> everything?


That I don't know - the backup/restore capability is only available on
Windows and Mac - I use Linux. I kinda wondered about that myself, but
as both are formattted either ext3 or reiser (the work one is reiser, I
think the home one is as well but I'd have to double-check).

Jim
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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

I have a Maxtor One Touch 500 Gig.
Had it several months in box and then finally hooked it up and NO lights on drive. Also it is not recognized by PC or Mac. I can't even tell if it is turned on.

How do you make sure the thing is turned on? Sounds like a stupid question, but don't see where there is an on/off switch.

I had a Maxtor drive at work, the 160M and it suddenly just died. A co-worker experienced the same thing. We may have found out the drives are still good but the cases and power supplies are suspect. Now have to internally hook up drive that I was wanting to be portable and move among a Mac & PC. Have two of the same drives at home. Now, worried that this may not be very reliable.

Back to the 500 One Touch. What should the power adapter look like? Maxtor's website is good about several things but no picture of power adapter. Just need to make sure I used the correct one when I plugged it in. Should be the correct one, but just wanted to dbl-verify it.

I was hoping to use this drive as a TimeMachine for my Mac laptop. Since I already had it didn't want to have to go buy another drive for this purpose. Probably will have to go to Apple store and see what Apple recommends for hard drives. I'm kinda getting wary of Maxtor drive reliability.

Thanks for any assistance,

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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

On Fri, 23 May 2008 03:36:02 +0000, lcurrie wrote:

> I have a Maxtor One Touch 500 Gig.
> Had it several months in box and then finally hooked it up and NO lights
> on drive. Also it is not recognized by PC or Mac. I can't even tell
> if it is turned on.
>
> How do you make sure the thing is turned on? Sounds like a stupid
> question, but don't see where there is an on/off switch.


The switch on my 1 TB device is just below where the power plugs in.

Jim

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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

Jim Henderson said,

> On Fri, 23 May 2008 03:36:02 +0000, lcurrie wrote:
>
> > I have a Maxtor One Touch 500 Gig.
> > Had it several months in box and then finally hooked it up and NO lights
> > on drive. Also it is not recognized by PC or Mac. I can't even tell
> > if it is turned on.
> >
> > How do you make sure the thing is turned on? Sounds like a stupid
> > question, but don't see where there is an on/off switch.

>
> The switch on my 1 TB device is just below where the power plugs in.
>
> Jim


And mine is right next to the power switch on the back.

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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

Looks like you used the "report" button instead of the "reply" button,
lcurie.... 😉

Jim



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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

LOL, I think I did. I just wanted to give someone some humor for the day.

If I can't find the power button on my Maxtor drive, I'd don't guess any one should expect me to find the reply button versus the report button. Hopefully I haven't done too many report buttons.

Can I claim that it was a VISTA problem? Or it was too late?

Or lose nut behind the keyboard.

:>) LOL

Linda

Jim Henderson;1564457 wrote:
Looks like you used the "report" button instead of the "reply" button,
lcurie.... 😉

Jim



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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

I did buy a LaCie drive at Apple store. About $200 for 500Gig.
Within a few minutes of installing it via Firewire and formatting the drive for Mac OSX partitioning, I was automatically prompted if I wanted to make this drive a TIMEMACHINE.

Click OKAY, and it was done.

Now that my laptop data is protected, I'm going back to see why the Maxtor drive is giving me fits. I'll look closer for some kind of power button. I spent $149 for the Maxtor and it is just an expensive brick right now. :>(

I need to see if I can do the same kind of backup for my Vista machine.

Thanks,
Linda

lcurrie;1564441 wrote:
I have a Maxtor One Touch 500 Gig.
Had it several months in box and then finally hooked it up and NO lights on drive. Also it is not recognized by PC or Mac. I can't even tell if it is turned on.

How do you make sure the thing is turned on? Sounds like a stupid question, but don't see where there is an on/off switch.

I had a Maxtor drive at work, the 160M and it suddenly just died. A co-worker experienced the same thing. We may have found out the drives are still good but the cases and power supplies are suspect. Now have to internally hook up drive that I was wanting to be portable and move among a Mac & PC. Have two of the same drives at home. Now, worried that this may not be very reliable.

Back to the 500 One Touch. What should the power adapter look like? Maxtor's website is good about several things but no picture of power adapter. Just need to make sure I used the correct one when I plugged it in. Should be the correct one, but just wanted to dbl-verify it.

I was hoping to use this drive as a TimeMachine for my Mac laptop. Since I already had it didn't want to have to go buy another drive for this purpose. Probably will have to go to Apple store and see what Apple recommends for hard drives. I'm kinda getting wary of Maxtor drive reliability.

Thanks for any assistance,

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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

Any of those work for me if they work for you. 🙂

Jim



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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

My Maxtor drive has a button that looks like a space bar in the front of drive.

When I plug drive in and tap on this space bar, I get no lights and no noise indicating that it has power.

:>(

Linda


Lindsey Johnstone;1564444 wrote:
Jim Henderson said,

> On Fri, 23 May 2008 03:36:02 +0000, lcurrie wrote:
>
> > I have a Maxtor One Touch 500 Gig.
> > Had it several months in box and then finally hooked it up and NO lights
> > on drive. Also it is not recognized by PC or Mac. I can't even tell
> > if it is turned on.
> >
> > How do you make sure the thing is turned on? Sounds like a stupid
> > question, but don't see where there is an on/off switch.

>
> The switch on my 1 TB device is just below where the power plugs in.
>
> Jim


And mine is right next to the power switch on the back.

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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

lcurrie wrote:
> My Maxtor drive has a button that looks like a space bar in the front of
> drive.
>
> When I plug drive in and tap on this space bar, I get no lights and no
> noise indicating that it has power.
>
> :>(
>
> Linda
>
>
>


I am having the same problem with a Maxtor drive. When I flip the power
button I get a quick flash of light on that bar but then nothing. I'm
thinking of trying another drive other than Maxtor this is the second
one I've had die.
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Re: Maxtore OneTouch drives

I had a 160M drive at work, just suddenly die. My co-worker had the same exact drive and same thing. I think we found out it is the Maxtor powersupply. The drives seem to still work.

These are external USB drives.

The one that I have at home is a One Touch 4 Maxtor (500Gig). Just read a review of this One Touch drive. Disadvantage: NO POWER ON/OFF BUTTON.

I'd also add, they don't work!!!

Will try one more time to get it work with VISTA machine.

Linda

Chris;1570585 wrote:
lcurrie wrote:
> My Maxtor drive has a button that looks like a space bar in the front of
> drive.
>
> When I plug drive in and tap on this space bar, I get no lights and no
> noise indicating that it has power.
>
> :>(
>
> Linda
>
>
>


I am having the same problem with a Maxtor drive. When I flip the power
button I get a quick flash of light on that bar but then nothing. I'm
thinking of trying another drive other than Maxtor this is the second
one I've had die.

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