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Maxtor unveils OneTouch II FireWire 800 drive

updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon June 13, 2005

OneTouch II

today unveiled its new Maxtor OneTouch II drive with a FireWire 800 interface. Designed for creative professionals, computer power users and digital content creators, the drive delivers up to 800Mbit per second data transfer rates to quickly transfer and store high-resolution graphics, digital audio/video, heavy multimedia files, photos and more. Shipping this month to major U.S. and Canadian retailers, distributors and online stores, including Apple Retail Stores and the Apple Online Store, the new Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition features a triple interface for universal connectivity and ease of use. Suggested retail pricing is $260 for the 200GB and $330 for the 300GB. A 500GB version will be shipping later this year.

Consumers can connect the drive to their system using its FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 interface. With Maxtor OneTouch drives, users continue to have peace of mind knowing that their data is safely stored on the industry's leading brand of external hard drives.

"The new Maxtor OneTouch II drive features the highest performing FireWire external drive interface on the market today. FireWire 800 provides twice the bandwidth of FireWire 400 and is 66 times faster than USB 1.1. Coupling the interface with the Maxtor OneTouch II drive's 300GB capacity and 16 MB buffer, users can transfer and store their digital content at blazing speeds. The drive also features stunning good looks and cool operation, so users can either stack multiple drives or position them upright to save desktop space."

Each drive includes Maxtor DriveLock for added security and an exclusive version of EMC Dantz Retrospect Express HD software for simple backup and restores. The drive also features a simple user-friendly interface for easy set up and navigation. Using the FireWire interface, the Maxtor OneTouch II drive is fully bootable on a Mac computer running OS X system software. No additional software or hardware is required.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Kristoff

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How many of these will come on the market only to miss the mark???

    We need a HNAS (Home Network Attached Storage) that supports Gigabit.

    A standalone hard disk with a gigabit ethernet jack that supports NFS, SMB, and AFP.

    Now, I would actually buy that. Buffalo and Dlink make what we need, but only in 100megabit. We need gigabit!!!

  1. macevangelist

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I totally agree with you, Kristoff. Although I doubt that Apple would license the AF protocol for such use. Would be nice if the Mac Mini had Gigabit Ethernet and FireWire 800, eh?

    What I also find disturbing is the fact that this article touts the FireWire 800 standard so much. Like this is the best thing that happened since man invented stone tools. Hello! FireWire 800 has been with the Mac ever since August 2002. That's almost 3 years and you're freaking out on it like it's still a revolution? You're kind of late joining the party and your news are not new to us.

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