As we already outlined before, storage companies like to define a kiloByte as 1,000 Bytes, rather than 1,024 Bytes which would be more appropriate. As a consequence, the total net capacity of the OneTouch III Turbo is 931 GB rather than 1,000 GB or a teraByte.
Maxtor wants the software to be installed prior to attaching the OneTouch III Turbo to the host system. If you do things this way, the Maxtor Storage Manager will automatically detect the drive and prompt you to format it. The factory default is RAID 0, which will result in the maximum capacity and performance. If you want to go for the more secure RAID 1, you will have to open the Storage Manager software and change the RAID level manually.