updated 10:15 am EST, Wed December 12, 2007
Newer drops backup pricing
NewerTech today announced new lower pricing on its Guardian MAXimus FireWire and USB2 external RAID 1 storage device. The Guardian MAXimus received a Five Star Rating in the December 2007 issue of Photoshop User magazine, according to the company, and serves as a plug-and-play "live activity" backup solution. Writing the same information in real-time to two separate drives produces a mirrored copy of all data, protecting up to 1TB of data on dual SATA drives with transfer rates of up to 100MB/sec. The Guardian MAXimus comes in seven different configurations ranging in price from $320 to $900.
The storage system comes ready for Mac OS X Leopard's Time Machine backup software, supports FireWire 800/400 as well as USB 2.0 via physical ports, and boasts up to 64MB of drive cache with 32MB per drive. A custom Oxford 924 Based Bridge accompanies front panel drive status LEDs, and the system runs quietly inside its 9.3 x 2.8 x 5.6-inch shock-resistant enclosure.
NewerTech's new storage solution works with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 as well as all versions of Mac OS X. The device includes ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and Intech SpeedTools Utilities software.