Maxtor goes mini with new OneTouch III

Maxtor finally joins the ranks of major hard drive manufacturers offering a portable drive with its new OneTouch III Mini Edition. Western Digital recently began shipping the latest in its WD Passport line, a 120GB model; and Seagate shipped its 160GB Portable External Hard Drive--the first portable external drive to use perpendicular recording.

The new Maxtor drive lacks the mondo-sized capacity of the Western Digital and Seagate models, but this sleek model does have two unique touches. Firstly, like its desktop-sized siblings, the OneTouch III features a button for initiating a backup. The other unique feature is the drive's software bundle: Maxtor's own automated backup software; Maxtor Sync, for synchronizing files between two or more computers; and system rollback software for reverting your operating system and apps to an earlier point in time without affecting the data on your system.

Portable hard drives are a great way to transport large quantities of data around. I rely on one myself for backup and for storing digital photos when I'm traveling. What have been your experiences with portable hard drives?

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