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Guardian Maximus Plug N’ Play Mirrored Raid 1 Storage


Provides “Live Activity” Backup of Critical Data

May 17, 2007, Woodstock, IL — Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech ), the leading developer of PC, Macintosh and iPod
performance upgrades and accessories, announced today Guardian
MAXimus , the first low-cost FireWire and USB2 External RAID 1 Storage
Solution for consumers and professional users alike.

Guardian MAXimus is an external storage solution that works with any
computer that has a FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or USB2 interface. It
provides “live activity” backup/data redundancy via RAID 1 hardware
mirroring, so that in the unlikely event of a hard drive failure its
uninterrupted full data accessibility RAID-1 redundancy will ensure that
there is no data loss. Convenient front panel LEDs display drive access and
status information.

Provides a Mirrored Copy of All Data for Optimal Data Protection

Guardian MAXimus backs up financial records, medical files, business
projects –any critical data that users simply cannot risk losing. It’s
always guarding against data loss by writing the same information in
real-time to two separate drives for a “mirrored” copy. It also protects
users from costly system downtime and data restoring after a hard drive
system crash. Even daily scheduled software backups can’t protect users
from their last backup to the time when the hard drive fails.

Corporate Level Data Protection Made Affordable and Easy

Guardian MAXimus provides the security of a highly reliable RAID 1 hardware
storage solution at a low price. And unlike high-priced, hard to configure
RAID 1 corporate storage common in high-end servers, Guardian MAXimus is
FireWire/USB Plug ‘n Play easy, so no configuration is needed. Guardian
MAXimus may have data accessed via any of its supported interfaces or moved
between different systems utilizing those interfaces with complete
interoperability. Guardian MAXimus delivers reliability, performance, and
flexibility for data storage needs.

Guardian MAXimus Features:
* Up to 1.0TB Dual-Drive Solution
* Up to 64MB of drive cache (32MB per drive)
* Custom Oxford 924 Based Bridge Solution
* 2 FireWire 800 9 pin ports
* 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
* 1 USB 2.0 “B” port – backwards compatible with USB 1.1
* Front panel drive status LEDs
* Quiet operation
* 9.3″ x 2.8″ x 5.6″ size, shock-resistant for maximum portability
* US/International 90~240V 4.2A UL- Listed power supply
* 36″ FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1 double shielded connecting
cables included

Transfer Rates:
* FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
* FireWire 400: up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)
* USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)

Guardian MAXimus is available immediately in five pre-configured 7200RPM
solutions, from 250GB to 1.0TB, priced starting at $319.99 MSRP from
NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through
the retail channel. The 0GB “Add Your Own Drives” kit is also available for
$179.99 MSRP. Guardian MAXimus is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS
X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and
Windows ME and later operating systems. It includes ProSoft Engineering
Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP , and Intech SpeedTools Utilities
software (a $200 retail value).

For more information, see

About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the
leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks , desktop
Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs , iPods and Mac OS compatibles.
NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are
welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and
support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company is
a strategic partner with Axiotron and worldwide and exclusive US distributor
of the award winning Axiotron Modbook. OWC operates the popular e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online
catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury,
Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and FireWire product lines.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides
extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The
company’s management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers and and is the leading technology employer as
ranked by McHenry County Business Journal. For more information, see or

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