updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed October 11, 2006
Seagate raises storage cap
Seagate today announced that it will ship higher capacity models of its Maxtor Shared Storage II and Maxtor OneTouch III storage systems. Seagate's Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition is available with up to 1.5TB of storage, while its Maxtor OneTouch III single-drive desktop model is available with a maximum capacity of 750GB. The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition offers 160GB of storage for users on-the-go, and the company now offers its Maxtor Shared Storage II as a single-drive solution with 320GB or 500GB of space to centralize as well as share content on a home or small business network. Both the Maxtor OneTouch III and Maxtor Shared Storage II families include sophisticated, easy-to-use software that makes protecting valuable files easier via automatic backup directly from PCs and Macs. The Maxtor OneTouch III external storage family ranges from $150 (160GB) to $500 (750GB). The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition portable storage solution is priced from $120 (60GB) to $200 (160GB). The Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition storage solution is available from $550 (1TB) to $800 (1.5TB).
Maxtor OneTouch III family of desktop solutions provides simple automatic backup and storage with Maxtor DriveLock to protect the contents of the drive in case of loss or unauthorized use. Up to 750GB of storage offers ample room to store videos, photos, graphics, music, and more in one location. The Maxtor OneTouch III solution features a simple Maxtor user-interface for drive management, security, and automatic backup scheduling, as well as System Rollback that returns a PC system to a healthier state after a damaging spyware or virus attack, while keeping data current, and data synchronization between two or more computers. A combination of interfaces is available for Mac and PC users.
Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition provides portable storage with software for simple backup, sync, and security for files on-the-go. Weighing less than eight ounces, the Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is designed for anyone who needs an easy, secure way to carry an up-to-date digital portfolio. With up to 160GB, the drive features Maxtor OneTouch technology with automated backup scheduling, Maxtor DriveLock, and 256-bit encryption for two levels of additional security. A USB 2.0 interface offers PC and Mac compatibility.
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is a high performance, large capacity external storage solution designed for creative professionals needing the disk-striping speed of RAID 0 for intensive disk-access applications or the security of RAID 1 for automatically mirroring data. The user-configurable RAID solution streamlines performance and handles multiple-streaming without dropping frames; critical in quality video editing. The Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition comes preformatted for Mac and formats easily for Windows, offering FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interfaces.