OneTouch hits one terabyte

Maxtor claims to be simplifying RAID storage for consumers and trouncing its competitors on the data storage front, through the launch of its very latest external hard disk drive, the OneTouch III Turbo Edition.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  November 9, 2005

Maxtor claims to be simplifying RAID storage for consumers and trouncing its competitors on the data storage front, through the launch of its very latest external hard disk drive, the OneTouch III Turbo Edition. Available in capacities of 600GB and one terabyte (1TB or 1,000GB), this big box release integrates Maxtor’s award-winning automated back-up and restore capabilities for Mac and PC users, allows users to easily configure RAID 0 or RAID 1, and includes new software tools to help owners synchronise their data between two or more computers and repair their PC systems after any damaging security attack. With its new industrial design, an improved software user interface and redesigned retail package, the OneTouch can be easily stacked and also packs in a self-adjusting cooling system, as well as inner drive casing and shock mounts for additional protection. “As a leader in consumer storage and backup solutions, our job is to help protect our customers’ digital lives,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing for Maxtor’s Branded Products Group. “We’re thinking about the difficult things so our consumers don’t have to. We want data back-up and protection to be virtually effortless.” The firm’s regional boss, general manager of Maxtor Middle East and Africa, Rajeev Mukul, added: “Creative professionals and small business users looking for a more advanced external storage and back-up solution can now enjoy the rewards of the industry’s first two-drive storage solution.” Aimed at advanced users and creative professionals such as videographers, photographers, and graphic artists who need high performance and high capacity, the Turbo Edition is – claims Maxtor - the industry’s first two-drive solution that a user can configure as either RAID 0 or RAID 1. Until very recently, a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) – which can increase data safety and performance or both, was only found on expensive servers. RAID 0 divides a data stream and writes pieces of it to both drives at once, a process called striping. This enables significantly faster write and read times for speed-hungry applications such as 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 trouble hits the first drive, the second one swings into action so that the user doesn’t experience data loss or downtime. The Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition is available in capacities of 600GB or 1TB capacity, features a triple USB 2.0/FireWire 400/FireWire 800 interface for connection to Mac or PC, and will hit the stores in December. Expect to pay US $704 and $1,175 respectively.

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