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Newer Technology Expands Guardian MAXimus RAID 1 Desktop Storage Solution to 4.0TB Total Capacity

Uses Two Performance-Optimized, Energy-Efficient 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives for 33 Percent More Storage Capacity Over Current 3.0TB Drives FireWire 800/400/USB 3.0/eSATA "Quad Interface" offers Mac and PC Users Plug and Play "Live Activity" Data Redundancy

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February 28, 2012, Woodstock, IL - Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), a leading developer of Macintosh®, PC, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, announced today it has expanded the storage capacity of its Guardian MAXimus® desktop storage solution line to 4.0TB. By utilizing two of the industry's only 3.5" 4.0TB SATA 6Gb/s hard drive in a hardware RAID 1 (mirror) array, the Guardian MAXimus storage solution delivers 33 percent more storage/backup capacity per each of the installed drives over current 3.0TB hard drives. With up to a "Quad Interface" of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 3.0, and eSATA connections, the Guardian MAXimus line offers Plug and Play data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s with Mac and PC computers.

Real-Time Backup
Guardian MAXimus offers "live activity" backup of financial records, medical files, business projects...any critical data a user 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. Should the convenient front panel status LEDs indicate a drive issue, the ever-vigilant Guardian MAXimus automatically and seamlessly continues data read/write functions with the remaining drive.

Full Data Accessibility Eliminates Downtime
Unlike other RAID 1 backup solutions, the Guardian MAXimus allows full data accessibility to protect users against costly system downtime. If a user experiences a drive issue, the affected drive need only be replaced with the same type of drive while the user continues to work and Guardian MAXimus automatically rebuilds the mirror by writing the contents of the remaining original functional drive to the replacement drive.

Highest Capacity, Lowest Environmental Impact
The new 4.0TB hard drives built into the Guardian MAXimus utilizes a halogen-free design and power-efficient operation for up to a 28 percent idle power savings per drive. The drives also use Advanced Format, which increases the sector size from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, thereby increasing capacities and improving error correction capabilities.

Backed by the Best Support in the Industry
Newer Technology has a storied history of providing a superior level of support and warranty coverage. The new 4.0TB Guardian MAXimus storage solution comes fully backed by free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support and a three-year warranty which includes a 48-hour repair turnaround time and three years of complimentary Level 1 data recovery.

Guardian MAXimus Features:

  • Up to 4.0TB + 4.0TB of mirrored storage capacity
  • Up to 128MB of drive cache (32MB per drive)
  • Custom Oxford 946 bridge solution
  • 2 FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • 1 USB 3.0 "B" port - backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • 1 eSATA port
  • Front panel drive status LEDs
  • Thermo-regulated "Smart Fan" for super quiet operation
  • US/International 100~240V 5.0Amp UL- Listed power supply
  • All interface connecting cables included
  • 3 year solution warranty
Pricing, Availability
The Guardian MAXimus, priced starting at $279.99 MSRP, is immediately available from Newer Technology's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC®), as well as through select retailers in six pre-configured solutions ranging from 500GB up to 4.0TB, as well as a 0GB "Add Your Own Drives" Kit. All Guardian MAXimus solutions include a disk utility software bundle retail valued at more than $100 and all interface connection cables.

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About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

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Grant Dahlke
Newer Technology
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