Guardian MAXimus

Guardian MAXimus Storage Solution
Instant backup made easy Protect everything you can't risk losing
Guardian MAXimus
– Hardware RAID-1 (Mirrored) Redundant Data Solution
– USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA (all cables included)
– Whisper quiet operation
– Bonus utility software included (a $200 value)
Guardian MAXimus Mirrored Drive
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Maximum Real Time Redundancy
Maximum Plug and Play Ease, Reliability
USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA interfaces
Mac and PC compatible
3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty
48-hour Warranty Service
  • Guardian MAXimus Mirrored Drives
    Mirrored Data
    Save all your files to Guardian MAXimus like any typical external drive. Your data is simultaneously written to both drives, providing an identical instant backup.
  • Guardian MAXimus Keep Working
    Keep Working
    If one drive was ever to fail, the other drive holds all your data intact, and allows you to keep working. Once the failed drive is replaced, the new drive is mirrored to provide redundant protection once again.
  • "I use it to backup my main photo workstation at home" Scott Kelby Photoshop User Magazine
  • "It's An Excellent All-Around Solution That Offers Both Versatility and Ease of Operation." MacRevu
  • "An Eco-Friendly RAID 1 Powerhouse with a Shock-Resistant Design" Jack Neubart Shutterbug
Guardian MAXimus

Guardian MAXimus

Hardware RAID-1 (Mirror) Performance Storage Solution for your demanding A/V, backup, music, photo applications and more. RAID-1 Hardware Redundancy for exceptional data security.
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Underneath Guardian MAXimus’s sleek, unassuming housing beats the heart of a super protector ready to save large amounts of precious data quickly, reliably, and effortlessly.

Pre-configured hardware RAID solutions feature 2 paired lightning fast SATA (Type I/II) drives with up to 6.0TB each of storage capacity and a high speed Custom Oxford 946 eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and Ox3100 USB 3.0 Integrated Chipset featuring FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0/2.0, and eSATA ports to deliver some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible...up to 300MB per second! Enclosure only kits are also available for "add your own hard drive" flexibility and economy.

With its multiple interface connections, Guardian MAXimus makes adding vault-like mirrored data storage performance to Macintosh and Windows computers Plug and Play easy.

Maximum Real Time Redundancy
Real performance can also be measured by intangibles like having peace of mind knowing your critical data is always safe! Should you experience a hard drive failure, the ever vigilant Guardian MAXimus automatically and seamlessly continues data read/write functions with the remaining drive. And with the convenient front panel drive status LEDs, you'll know at a glance which drive is being accessed and if you need to take any action.
Guardian MAXimus is "live activity" backup of financial records, medical files, business projects...any critical data that you 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 you from costly system downtime and data restoring after a single hard drive-equipped system crash.
  • Up to 6.0TB + 6.0TB of (Mirrored) storage capacity*
  • Up to 128MB of drive cache (64MB per drive)*
  • Custom Oxford 946 eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and Ox3100 USB 3.0 Integrated Chipset
  • (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • (1) USB 3.0/2.0 "B" port - backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
  • (1) eSATA port
  • Front panel drive status LEDs
  • Whisper Quiet Cooling Fan Operation
  • Shock resistant design
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
*In pre-configured solutions only. "Add your own hard drive" kits also available
Capacity | Cache | Speed***
  • 500GB+500GB | 64MB | 7200RPM
  • 1.0TB+1.0TB | 64MB | 7200RPM
  • 2.0TB+2.0TB | 128MB | 7200RPM
  • 3.0TB+3.0TB | 128MB | 7200RPM
  • 3.0TB+3.0TB | 128MB | 7200RPM
  • 4.0TB+4.0TB | 128MB | 7200RPM
  • 5.0TB+5.0TB | 256MB | 7200RPM
  • 6.0TB+6.0TB | 256MB | 7200RPM
What Can You Store? 1
  • 500GB (Mirrored)
    • 500,000 Photos2
    • 250,000 Photos3
    • 38 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 250 Hours Video5
    • 175,000 Songs6
  • 1.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 1,000,000 Photos2
    • 500,000 Photos3
    • 76 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 500 Hours Video5
    • 350,000 Songs6
  • 2.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 2,000,000 Photos2
    • 1,000,000 Photos3
    • 152 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 1000 Hours Video5
    • 700,000 Songs6
  • 3.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 3,000,000 Photos2
    • 1,500,000 Photos3
    • 228 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 1500 Hours Video5
    • 1,050,000 Songs6
  • 4.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 4,000,000 Photos2
    • 2,000,000 Photos3
    • 304 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 2000 Hours Video5
    • 1,400,000 Songs6
  • 5.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 5,000,000 Photos2
    • 2,500,000 Photos3
    • 380 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 2500 Hours Video5
    • 1,750,000 Songs6
  • 6.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 6,000,000 Photos2
    • 3,000,000 Photos3
    • 456 Hours Uncompressed Digital Video4
    • 3000 Hours Video5
    • 2,100,000 Songs6
    1 The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
    2 1MB per 2.4 megapixel JPEG photo - low resolution
    3 2.4MB per 4 megapixel JPEG photo
    4 13GB/hour data rate
    5 2GB/hour DVD Quality MPEG
    6 2.85MB per MP3 song
Windows System Requirements
  • eSATA: PC with eSATA interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI eSATA card.
  • FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI USB 2.0 card.
Linux Requirements
  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
  • Intech® Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM< (For Mac OS 8.6 – X only)
  • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
Power Supply
Enclosure Size
  • 8.97"(D) x 2.88"(W) x 5.25"(H)
  • 227.84mm x 73.15mm x 133.35mm
Enclosure Weight (no accessories)
  • 2.335lbs. (1.059kg) (bare enclosure)
Warranty**
  • 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery
  • 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty for 0GB "Add Your Own Drive Kit"
  • Register Here
Product Manual
Drive Type
  • Two paired (identical) 3.5" SATA devices
Application
  • Up to 6.0TB + 6.0TB (Mirrored) SATA I/II Hard Drive Storage Solution*
Format
Features
  • Front panel drive status LEDs
  • Whisper Quiet Cooling Fan Operation
  • Shock resistant design
  • Kensington Security Slot designed to allow the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus to be anchored to a desk
Bridge Chipset
  • Custom Oxford 946 eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and USB 3.0 Integrated Chipset
Interface/Ports
  • (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • (1) USB 3.0/2.0 "B" port
  • (1) eSATA port
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
  • USB 3.0 - 3.0 Gbps (or 300 MB/sec)
  • eSATA - 3.0Gbps (or 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
Macintosh System Requirements
  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0)
  • eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI eSATA card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI USB 2.0 card.
*In pre-configured solutions only. "Add your own hard drive" kits also available. NewerTech reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
**Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech storage solution prior to the conclusion of the NewerTech warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech warranty.
***Speed varies between 5400-7200RPM depending on disk demand.
Guardian Maximus Includes
  • External NewerTech Guardian MAXimus storage solution
  • Power switch
  • Power receptacle
  • (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • (1) USB 3.0/2.0 "B" port (backwards compatible with USB 1.1)
  • (1) eSATA port
  • Kensington® security slot provides ability to anchor Guardian MAXimus to a desk
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 black connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 connecting cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 5 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Whisper Quiet Cooling Fan Operation
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed*
  • Guardian MAXimus Assembly Manual & User Guide (4.3MB PDF)
  • 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time Register Here
  • Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery
*In pre-configured solutions only. "Add your own hard drive" kits also available
ProsoftMacworld 4.5 miceMacworld Top Product
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don’t need to ’think’ about backing up… It does it for you. A $59.00 Value!
NovaStor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later. A $49.95 Value!
SpeedTools
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create. An $89.95 Value!
What is RAID-1?
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks and refers to multiple hard drives conned in a single enclosure for the purpose of sharing or replicating data among the drives.

With RAID-1 data is duplicated on two different drives using either a hardware RAID controller (which Guardian MAXimus® uses) or software (generally via the operating system). If either drive fails, the other continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced.

The main benefits of a RAID-1 redundant solution are: increased data integrity, storage capacity, reliability, throughput speed, and fault tolerance.