Building on Maxtor's years of success as a leader in external storage,
the Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition also sports a completely new
customer experience, including a cool new industrial design, an
improved software user interface and redesigned retail package from
award-winning consulting firm frog design inc. The solution's new
industrial design provides added reliability and robustness, while
being soft to the touch and easily stackable. The improved
user-friendly interface creates a level of consistency and ease of use,
and the redesigned retail packaging system protects the product during
transit. Built to last, the new high-capacity, dual-drive Maxtor
OneTouch III, Turbo Edition solution is aesthetically appealing for
either a home or office setting. It features improved acoustics, a
self-adjusting cooling system and an inner disk drive casing and shock
mounts for additional drive protection, underscoring Maxtor's
commitment to providing durable and innovative storage solutions.
"As a leader in consumer storage and backup solutions, our job is to
help protect our customers' digital lives. We're thinking about the
difficult things so our consumers don't have to. We want data backup
and protection to be virtually effortless," said Stacey Lund, vice
president of marketing, Maxtor Branded Products Group. "We've designed
our new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition to be the easiest, most
trustworthy way to reap the benefits of RAID, and to back up and store
photos, videos, games, music, business data and personal information in
the most demanding environments. Whether you're a consumer, creative
professional, mobile warrior or small business owner, you can use our
trusted, intuitive storage solutions in safeguarding your digital life
or life's work."
The new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is ideal for more advanced
users and creative professionals, such as videographers, photographers,
and graphic artists who need high performance and high capacity. It's
the industry's first two-drive solution that is user configurable as
either RAID 0 or RAID 1.
Until very recently, a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) –
which can increase data safety, performance or both – was only found on
very expensive servers.
But now even mainstream computer users can easily take advantage of
these benefits by using the new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition in a
RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. RAID 0 divides a data stream and writes
pieces of it to both drives at once, a process called striping. This
process enables significantly faster write and read times for
speed-hungry applications like video editing and game loading. RAID 1,
also called mirroring, simply takes everything that gets written to the
primary hard drive and creates a copy of it on the second drive. That
way, if calamity hits the first drive, the second one swings into
action so the user does not experience data loss or downtime.
Maxtor has also added Sync – a feature with the ability to
automatically synchronize files between two or more systems on the same
operating platform – to its newest external storage solution.
Increasingly, customers want to share data easily and automatically
between home and office, syncing files and folders in both computers.
Also, to combat spyware, adware and viruses that can slow a system to a
crawl or even a screeching halt, the new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo
Edition includes a System Rollback feature that reverts a PC system to
a healthier point in time while preserving current data. All of these
features are easily accessed through Maxtor's completely redesigned
graphical user interface.
All Maxtor OneTouch external storage and backup solutions come
with a data security feature called Maxtor DriveLock, providing a
password protection option to safeguard contents if the drive is ever
lost or stolen. If the Maxtor OneTouch solution falls into the wrong
hands, special firmware embedded on the hard drive restricts data
access. Even if the internal hard drive is removed from the casing and
attached to another computer, access will be denied without the correct
The Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition comes in a 600GB or 1TB capacity
and features a triple USB 2.0/FireWire 400/FireWire 800 interface for
easy connection to a Mac or PC. Availability begins in December at
major U.S. retailers, distributors and online stores, as well as at www.maxstore.com.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 600GB is
$549.95 and $899.95 for the 1TB. Worldwide availability varies by
region. Please visit www.maxtor.com for local distribution channels and retail outlets.
First Consumer Storage and Backup Solution with Easy, User-Configurable
RAID; Innovative Design and Additional New Features Improve Durability
and Data Protection for Creative Professionals and Small-business UsersMILPITAS,
CA – October 17, 2005 – Based on customer feedback and innovative new
technologies, Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) today announced its new
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition external storage solution that
takes the complexities out of RAID and delivers a simple-to-use,
easy-to-understand solution for the consumer mass market. With
capacities up to one terabyte (1TB or 1,000GB), the new Maxtor OneTouch
III, Turbo Edition integrates Maxtor's award-winning automated backup
and restore capabilities for Mac and PC users, allows users to easily
configure the solution for either RAID 0 or RAID 1 and includes new
software tools to synchronize data between two or more computers and to
help repair PC systems after a damaging spyware or virus attack.
Source: Maxtor Press Release
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