Guardian MAXimus mini

Provides "live activity" backup/data redundancy of your critical data with Plug and Play simplicity on any Mac or PC.

Guardian MAXimus mini Storage Solution
Instant backup made easy Protect everything you can't risk losing
Guardian MAXimus
– Hardware RAID-1 & RAID-0 Performance Solution
– USB 2.0, FireWire 800, eSATA (all cables included)
– Bus-Powered, Portable Design with Whisper quiet operation
– Pre-installed Backup and Utility software with Select Solutions & Kits
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Maximum Real Time Redundancy
Maximum Plug and Play Ease, Reliability
USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA interfaces
Mac and PC compatible
3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty
48-hour Warranty Service
  • Mirrored Data
    Save all your files to Guardian MAXimus mini like
    any typical external drive. Your data is simultan-
    eously written to both drives, providing an
    identical instant backup.
    RAID 1 Demo
  • High Performance
    If you are looking for performance speed, select
    the MAXPerform RAID-0 (Striped) mode via front
    panel menu. Data is quickly and evenly saved
    between both drives.
    RAID 0 Demo
  • 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.
    Data Protection Demo
  • "Superior Performance... Highly Recommended" Lloyd Chambers DigLloyd
  • "If You're Looking for a RAID-1 Solution...We Recommend That You Give the Guardian MAXimus mini a Serious Look." Chris Main & Todd Willis Photoshop User Magazine
  • "Small, lightweight, fast, and quiet. What more do you need from an external RAID?" Rich Lefko MyMac.com
Guardian MAXimus mini

Guardian MAXimus mini

Hardware RAID-1 (Mirror) & RAID-0 (Striped) Performance Storage Solution for your demanding A/V, backup, music, photo applications and more. RAID-1 Hardware Redundancy for exceptional data security.
MAXProtect or MAXPerform – Your Choice
NewerTech Guardian MAXimus storage solution provides maximum Plug-and-Play "Live Activity" data backup and protection in a space-saving mini footprint. In the pre-configured MAXProtect mode, Guardian MAXimus mini guards against data loss and costly system downtime by writing the same information in real-time to create a "mirrored" copy of up to 750GB of data. For those seeking faster performance, Guardian MAXimus mini can be easily switched to MAXPerform mode for up to 4.0TB of high speed performance storage. Whatever your preference, Guardian MAXimus mini offers MAXimum performance, flexibility, and reliability for critical data backup.
MAXiumum Portability
Guardian MAXimus mini is ready to go wherever your "mobile office" needs take you. Bus-powered (no AC adapter required) and weighing as little as 1.24 pounds, it offers maximum data protection with minimal gear bag bulk. While ultra compact, the Guardian MAXimus mini comes packed with high performance features like dual hard drives or SSDs, data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s, and user conveniences like a front panel LCM screen/control interface for drive and system status monitoring.
Why You Need Guardian MAXimus mini RAID-0, RAID-1
With the RAID-0 striped mode, Guardian MAXimus mini dedicates its drives to maximum performance ensuring you stay working at the highest speeds. In the RAID-1 mode, you get a "live activity" backup of financial records, medical files, business projects...any critical data that you simply cannot risk losing. You're always protected against data loss as the same information is copied in real-time to two separate drives for a "mirrored" copy. You're also protected from costly system downtime and data restoring after a single hard drive-equipped system crash. By having a second, "mirrored" copy, you can keep working and saving until the failed drive is replaced. Best of all? After replacing that drive, the Guardian MAXimus mini automatically rebuilds the "mirror" by copying all the data to the new drive!

HD Video Certified
Test Certified for HD Video capture and playback of HDV, DVC Pro, and ProRes 422HQ file formats via eSATA and FireWire 800 (1.0TB, 1.5TB, 2.0TB (7200RPM) models only & 240GB, 480GB, or 960GB SSD models only)
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.
  • Multi-Interface USB 2.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA for flexible connectivity
  • Pre-set for MAXProtect RAID 1 mode...selectable MAXPerform RAID 0 mode via front panel menu
  • Supports bus powering via any interface*
  • Data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s
  • Daisy chain multiple FireWire 800 devices
  • Drive speeds of up to 7200RPM or Solid State
  • Perfect for A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and Time Machine ready.
  • Solutions includes all connecting cables needed for the device
  • Lightweight (1.24 lbs with SSDs) and ultra compact 5.2"(D) x 3.5"(W) x 2.1"(H) for portable use
  • Brushed aluminum, impact resistant, heat dissipating, super quiet fanless enclosure
  • 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
*When using eSATA connection, the use of a powered FireWire port or AC Adapter is required.
Capacity | Cache | Speed***
  • 320GB+320GB | 16MB | 5400RPM
  • 320GB+320GB | 32MB | 7200RPM
  • 500GB+500GB | 16MB | 5400RPM
  • 500GB+500GB | 32MB | 7200RPM
  • 750GB+750GB | 16MB | 5400RPM
  • 750GB+750GB | 32MB | 7200RPM
  • 1.0TB+1.0TB | 16MB | 5400RPM
  • 1.0TB+1.0TB | 32MB | 7200RPM
  • 120GB+120GB | Solid State Drive
  • 240GB+240GB | Solid State Drive
  • 480GB+480GB | Solid State Drive
What Can You Store? 1
  • 240GB (Mirrored)
    • 240,000 Photos2
    • 92 Hours Video3
    • 84,000 Songs4
  • 480GB (Mirrored)
    • 480,000 Photos2
    • 184 Hours Video3
    • 165,000 Songs4
  • 640GB (Mirrored)
    • 640,000 Photos2
    • 246 Hours Video3
    • 224,500 Songs4
  • 960GB (Mirrored)
    • 960,000 Photos2
    • 368 Hours Video3
    • 335,000 Songs4
  • 1.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 1,000,000 Photos2
    • 380 Hours Video3
    • 350,000 Songs4
  • 1.5TB (Mirrored)
    • 1,500,000 Photos2
    • 570 Hours Video3
    • 526,000 Songs4
  • 2.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 2,000,000 Photos2
    • 770 Hours Video3
    • 700,000 Songs4
  • 3.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 3,000,000 Photos2
    • 1,140 Hours Video3
    • 1,052,000 Songs4
  • 4.0TB (Mirrored)
    • 4,000,000 Photos2
    • 1540 Hours Video3
    • 1,400,000 Songs4
    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 2GB/hour DVD Quality MPEG
    4 2.85MB per MP3 song
Windows System Requirements
  • Windows ME and later.
  • Windows 2000 or later required for FW800 Operation.
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
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
Enclosure Size
  • 5.2"(D) x 3.5"(W) x 2.1"(H)(H)
  • 90mm x 56mm x 33mm
Enclosure Weight (no accessories)
  • 1lb. (0.46kg) (bare enclosure)
Warranty**
  • 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty. Certain Enterprise class hard drive mechanism equipped solutions include an additional 2 year hard drive manufacturer warranty.
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Product Manual
Drive Type
  • Two paired (identical) 2.5" SATA devices or Two paired (identical) SSD devices
Application
  • Up to 2.0TB + 2.0TB (Mirrored) SATA I/II Hard Drive Storage Solution*
Format
Selectable RAID Modes
  • MAXProtect RAID 1 (factory default)
  • MAXPerform RAID 0
Features
  • Pre-set for MAXProtect RAID 1 mode...selectable MAXPerform RAID 0 mode via front panel menu
  • Lightweight (1.24 lbs with SSDs) and ultra compact 5.2"(D) x 3.5"(W) x 2.1"(H) for portable use
  • Brushed aluminum, impact resistant, heat dissipating, super quiet fanless enclosure
Bridge Chipset
  • Custom Oxford 936DS chipset
Interface/Ports
  • (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • (1) USB 2.0 "B" port
  • (1) eSATA port
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
  • eSATA - 3.0Gbps (or 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/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 2.0)
  • 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.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via 3rd party PCI USB 2.0 card.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
*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.
  • NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 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
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary 6 Month Level 1 Data Recovery
  • Guardian MAXimus mini Manual (7.8MB PDF)
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.