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Maxtor expands OneTouch III drive line

updated 10:40 am EST, Thu January 5, 2006

Maxtor OneTouch III

external storage and backup solutions. Due later this month, the line of Maxtor OneTouch III storage solutions range from capacities of 100GB to one terabyte (1,000 GB), providing easy-to-use, automated backup and restore capabilities for PC and Mac users. New software tools, including the ability to synchronize data between two or more computers. The Maxtor OneTouch III solution features either a triple (FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0), dual-interface (FireWire 400 and USB 2.0), and single interface (USB 2.0 only). The Maxtor OneTouch III family sports an innovative new industrial design, an improved consumer friendly user interface and a redesigned retail package from award-winning consulting firm frog design inc. as well as improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection.

Like the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition launched in October 2005, the expanded Maxtor OneTouch III family sports an innovative new industrial design, an improved consumer friendly user interface and a redesigned retail package from award-winning consulting firm frog design inc as well as improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection. The new UI makes it easier to setup and manage data backup, file archiving and system settings, according to the company. All Maxtor OneTouch external storage and backup systems come with an added data security feature called Maxtor DriveLocktm, which provides a password protection option to safeguard contents if the drive is ever lost or stolen.

"Digital entertainment and data have become absolutely integral to our everyday lives, for people and businesses, but the vast majority of us still don't protect valuable files by backing them up," said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor Branded Products Group. "At Maxtor, we strive to bring innovative solutions to market that make it simple to expand, share, and protect your digital life. Our new Maxtor OneTouch III family is designed from the inside out to be the easiest, most trustworthy way to back up and store photos, videos, games, music, business data and personal information."

Sync, Rollback features

Based on customer feedback and innovative technologies, Maxtor has added Sync, the ability to automatically synchronize files between two or more systems on the same operating platform, across its new family of Maxtor OneTouch III storage solutions. Increasingly, customers want to share data easily and automatically between home and office, synching files and folders in both computers.

The new Maxtor OneTouch III product family includes a System Rollback feature that reverts the system to a healthier point in time while preserving the most current user data in Word and Excel documents, photos, music and other digital files. System programs that can be rolled back in time include operating system, settings and applications.

Maxtor OneTouch III drives will be available starting in January at major retailers, distributors and online stores. The Maxtor OneTouch III with a triple interface will be available late in the first quarter of 2006. Pricing for the Maxtor OneTouch III family ranges from $160 for the 100GB USB 2.0-only version to $480 for the 500GB triple interface solution. The 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition with a 16MB cache and 7,200 rpm drive mechanism is $900.




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