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Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive

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OneTouch™ III 500GB
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external hard drives
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Long product name Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive

OneTouch III 500GB FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Drive, 7200RPM, 16MB Buffer

Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive

The official marketing text of Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Maxtor OneTouch™ III — simple backup and storage with Maxtor DriveLock™ to protect the contents of your drive in case of loss or unauthorized use. With 500GB, there’s ample room to store your videos, photos, graphics, music, and more in one convenient location. The Maxtor OneTouch III solution features a simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security, and automatic backup scheduling, as well as PC System Rollback and Data Synchronization between two or more computers. FireWire® 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for Mac and PC users.

- Maxtor OneTouch™ button - the easy way to make backup copies of your files
- Ideal storage for photos, videos, graphics, music and data files
- Maxtor DriveLock™ protects contents of drive in case of loss or unauthorized use
- Simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security and backup scheduling
- Creates historical backup versions with comprehensive system and data restore to a point in time
- System Rollback – rolls back your PC settings to a better point in time while keeping data current
- Synchronization of data between two or more computers
- Soft-touch over-mold enables stable grip for transport
- Dual interfaces:
- FireWire compatible — up to 400MB/sec data transfer rates
- USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible — up to 480MB/sec data transfer rates
- Expandable:
- Connect up to 62 FireWire® devices
- Connect up to 127 USB 2.0 devices with USB hubs
- Customizable Maxtor OneTouch™ button
- Plug and play storage
- Hot-swappable
- Power on/off button and power management utilities included
- Quick and easy installation
- PC and Mac compatible
- 7200 RPM, 16MB cache buffer
Short summary description Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ III 500GB, 500 GB, 3.5", 7200 RPM, 16 MB, 9 ms, 5 - 35 °C
Long summary description Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive :

Seagate OneTouch™ III 500GB, OneTouch III. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Width: 217 mm, Depth: 65 mm, Height: 136 mm. Minimum processor: Pentium III 500 MHz, Minimum RAM: 128 MB, Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz

This is an auto-generated long summary of Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ 500GB 500GB external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Hard disk average seek time
9 ms
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35°C
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
217 mm
The distance from the front to the back of something.
65 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
136 mm
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.45 kg
Other features
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
128 MB
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium III 500 MHz
The product is built in.
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000, XP
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
USB 2.0
FireWire 400
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Seagate OneTouch III OneTouch™ III 500GB and the average expert rating is 74 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The Maxtor OneTouch III is a large, solid external hard drive packing 500GB's worth of storage space, specifically formatted to NTFS for PC users...
My first hard disk had a capacity of 20MB which pales into insignificance when compared to the 750GB now sitting alongside my system.
The OneTouch III family of hard drives continues the Maxtor reputation for producing large capacity external drives, suitable for home users, advanced users and small businesses.
Large capacity, Dual interface...
Software too technical for some The Final Word A competitive back up solution from Maxtor, that has something for everyone.
A competitive back up solution from Maxtor, that has something for everyone.
The amount of data we go through and accumulate these days is absolutely insane. With the ever broadening landscape of the information super highway, higher resolution games, more in depth and sophisticated software, not to mention photographs, movies...
Compact size, Options for connectivity, User friendly software, Speed...
The setup and use of the OneTouch III is far easier than I had expected. I have owned Maxtor products in the past and Im still very impressed with the simplicity and functionality of the products and the software. The OneTouch III is solidly built an...
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