Maxtor has announced a new addition to its external storage line with the OneTouch III range due in Australia this month.
The range starts at 100MB and goes up to one terabyte (1,000 GB), provide easy-to-use, automated backup and restore capabilities for PC and Mac users.
The drives offer the choice of USB2.0 and Firewire connectivity, and a suite ofsoftware tools, including the ability to synchronise data between computers and a System Rollback feature that can restore damaged PC systems after a viral or spyware attack.
The Maxtor OneTouch III family features improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection. The entirely new user interface is simple to navigate for both Mac and PC users, making it easier to set up and manage data backup, file archiving and system settings.
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.
“Digital entertainment and data have become absolutely integral to our everyday lives, for people and businesses, but the vast majority of Australians still don’t protect valuable files by backing them up,” said Edwin Tien, country manager, Australia.
“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”, Tien said.
The recommended retail price (RRP) for the Maxtor OneTouch III drives currently shipping ranges from $229 for the 100GB USB 2.0 only version to $549 for the 500GB dual interface solution. RRP for the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is $1199.