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When I purchased the Maxtor oneTouch 4 Plus for my Mac, they sent it to me without disk and manual. It does work, but I have some questions. What is that light on the side of the unit... when I press on it, something happens,.,. but what is it....?

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The light is an instant backup button, you need to have the maxtor softwre installed, but when set up correctly the hard drive will create an updated backup of your mac's hd whenever the button is pressed.

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Posted on May 27, 2009

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