Seagate introduced its Maxtor OneTouch 4 line of external hard disk drives featuring a new industrial design and automatic file backup and synchronization capabilities for both Mac and PC.

The company claims that, given the explosive worldwide demand for devices that hold more and more digital content, securing stored data has become increasingly important. Yet, most PC users don't back up their data. Seagate claims its OneTouch 4 line of external hard disk drives provide a new level of consistency and ease of use by allowing users to backup their data with the push of a button. Still too much work? Users can also automatically back up their data on a set schedule. Other features include drag-and-drop encryption and the new SafetyDrill software to boot, and recover a PC's entire internal hard drive contents in case of system failure.

The Maxtor OneTouch 4 lineup includes: the OneTouch 4 in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 750GB, ranging in price from $100 to $270; the OneTouch 4 Plus in 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities, ranging from $130 to $360; and OneTouch 4 Mini in 80GB, 120GB, and 160GB capacities, from $100 to $150. They should all be out later this month, with the exception of the 1TB OneTouch 4 Plus that will ship in late October.