Ralf Jurrien : May 26th 2007 - 19:04 CET
Mirrored Raid 1 photo storage
Mirrored Raid 1 photo storage : Newer Technology Inc., the leading developer of PC, Macintosh and iPod performance upgrades and accessories, announced Guardian MAXimus, the first low-cost FireWire and USB2 External RAID 1 Storage Solution for consumers and professional users alike. Guardian MAXimus is an external storage solution that works with any computer that has a FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or USB2 interface. It provides "live activity" backup/data redundancy via RAID 1 hardware mirroring, so that in the unlikely event of a hard drive failure its uninterrupted full data accessibility RAID-1 redundancy will ensure that there is no data loss. Convenient front panel LEDs display drive access and status information. |
Photo storage data protection |
Guardian MAXimus backs up financial records, medical files, business projects - any critical data that users simply cannot risk losing. It’s always guarding against data loss by writing the same information in real-time to two separate drives for a "mirrored" copy. It also protects users from costly system downtime and data restoring after a hard drive system crash. Even daily scheduled software backups can’t protect users from their last backup to the time when the hard drive fails.
Level data protection - Guardian MAXimus
Guardian MAXimus provides the security of a highly reliable RAID 1 hardware storage solution at a low price. And unlike high-priced, hard to configure RAID 1 corporate storage common in high-end servers, Guardian MAXimus is FireWire/USB Plug ‘n Play easy, so no configuration is needed. Guardian MAXimus may have data accessed via any of its supported interfaces or moved between different systems utilizing those interfaces with complete interoperability. Guardian MAXimus delivers reliability, performance, and flexibility for data storage needs.
Guardian MAXimus USB2 external RAID 1 storage - Features
• Up to 1.0TB Dual-Drive Solution
• Up to 64MB of drive cache (32MB per drive)
• Custom Oxford 924 Based Bridge Solution
• 2 FireWire 800 9 pin ports
• 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
• 1 USB 2.0 "B" port - backwards compatible with USB 1.1
• Front panel drive status LEDs
• Quiet operation
• 9.3" x 2.8" x 5.6" size, shock-resistant for maximum portability
• US/International 90~240V 4.2A UL- Listed power supply
• 36" FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1 double shielded cables included
Guardian MAXimus photo storage - Transfer Rates
• FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
• FireWire 400: up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)
• USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
Guardian MAXimus external storage - Price & Availability
The new Guardian MAXimus is available immediately in five pre-configured 7200RPM solutions, from 250GB to 1.0TB, priced starting at $319.99 MSRP from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel. The 0GB "Add Your Own Drives" kit is also available for $179.99 MSRP. Guardian MAXimus is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and Windows ME and later operating systems. It includes ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and Intech SpeedTools Utilities software (a $200 retail value).
About Newer Technology
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs, iPods and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois.
About Other World Computing
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company is a strategic partner with Axiotron and worldwide and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron Modbook. OWC operates the popular www.MacSales.com e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and FireWire product lines. OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world.