Maxtor has announced a software update that allows its OneTouch FireWire external storage drive to become a boot drive on the Mac OS. “With the OneTouch drive, Maxtor marries speed, storage, backup and ease-of-use in one product. The award-winning OneTouch external drive simply connects via a FireWire (or USB port) found on virtually every Mac (or PC) on the market today. It’s one of the most flexible and compatible external hard drives available. Maxtor also offers an exclusive Mac-formatted version that provides up to 250GB for consumers, businesses — or anyone — needing a large amount of storage space for storing and/or backing up data including large graphics, games, videos, music and personal files.”