New Maxtor OneTouch III Family Is Unveiled
Maxtor unveiled a new family of Maxtor OneTouch III external storage and backup solutions that will be available on retail shelves starting this month in capacitites from 100GB to 1TB. New software tools, including the ability to synchronize data between two or more computers and a System Rollback feature that helps return PC systems to a healthier state after a damaging spyware attack, are now integrated into the entire Maxtor OneTouch III family of products.
Maxtor is offering the Maxtor OneTouch III with dual interfaces, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, for quickly and easily backing up photos, music and data. For the home PC market, the company is offering a USB 2.0-only interface model that provides basic file-level backup capabilities.
The expanded Maxtor OneTouch III family sports new industrial design, an improved consumer friendly user interface and a redesigned retail package from consulting firm frog design inc. Besides, the Maxtor OneTouch III family features improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection. All Maxtor OneTouch external storage and backup systems come with an added data security feature called Maxtor DriveLock, which provides a password protection option to safeguard contents if the drive is ever lost or stolen.
Maxtor has also 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.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Maxtor OneTouch III family ranges from $159.95 for the 100GB USB 2.0 only version to $479.95 for the 500GB triple interface solution. MSRP for the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is $899.95.
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