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NewerTech Guardian MAXimus External Storage with Mirrored Drives and Multiple Interfaces Now Available in 5TB + 5TB (10TB) Capacity

5TB + 5TB Guardian MAXimus with hardware RAID-1 (Mirrored), multiple interfaces, and massive capacity combines performance with the protection of real time data redundancy

Woodstock, IL—May 20, 2014— Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech®), a leading developer of Macintosh, PC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad performance upgrades and accessories announced a new 5TB + 5TB capacity for the Guardian MAXimus line of dual-bay, high-performance external storage solutions.

High-Performance, Multiple Interfaces
The Guardian MAXimus, available in capacities up to 5TB + 5TB, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400. Mission critical applications such as financial records, accounting data, medical files, business projects, and Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates up to 238MB/s read, 245MB/s write.

No Downtime
The Guardian MAXimus is Plug and Play ready in RAID-1 mode, for "mirrored" data across two drives. If one drive fails, the other drive holds all your data intact and allows the system to keep working. Once the failed drive is replaced, the new drive is automatically mirrored to provide data redundancy once again.

Compatible, Flexible

 With USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400, the Guardian MAXimus doesn't require complicated set-up and is ready for Plug and Play use with legacy Macs, the latest Mac models, and PCs. The multiple interfaces provide the flexibility to move between different systems with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility.

Six Prosumer Models Available:
  • - 500GB + 500GB / 1.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $229.99
  • - 1.0TB + 1.0TB / 2.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $257.99
  • - 2.0TB + 2.0TB / 4.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $329.99
  • - 3.0TB + 3.0TB / 6.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $417.99
  • - 4.0TB + 4.0TB / 8.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $617.50
  • - 5.0TB + 5.0TB / 10.0TB (7200RPM) ……… $779.99
  • - Add Your Own Drives enclosure kit ……… $117.99

All Guardian MAXimus solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all interface cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three-year limited warranty, which includes free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support, a 48-hour repair turnaround time, and one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service.

"This new 5TB + 5TB capacity adds tremendous value to our Guardian MAXimus line," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the addition of this 25% larger model and the mirrored data protection, the Guardian MAXimus continues to deliver best in class performance and reliability for critical applications."

Key Guardian MAXimus Features:
  • - Mac and PC compatible
  • - Two hard drive bays
  • - Hardware Level-1 RAID (Mirrored)
  • - High performance chipset with USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, and FireWire 400 interfaces
    • One (1) USB 3.0 "B" port, compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
    • One (1) eSATA port
    • Two (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
    • One (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • - Front panel drive status LEDs
  • - 2.8"(W) x 9"(D) x 5.25"(H)
  • - 5.5 pound weight
  • - Real world data transfer speeds up to 238MB/s read, 245MB/s write

  • - External NewerTech Guardian MAXimus storage solution
  • - 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA cable
  • - 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • - 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • - 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 cable
  • - US/International 100~240V 4.2Amp UL Listed power supply
  • - 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
    • NewerTech DriveGuide for fast and easy initial setup
  • - Guardian MAXimus Assembly Manual & User PDF Guide
  • - NewerTech 3 Year Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • - Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery

Available Immediately
The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus drives are available today from OWC and select retailers.
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About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as a leading developer of performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. NewerTech industry and product awards include the 2012 CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award, the 2012 American Business Award "People's Choice" Stevie® Award, the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval, and the Handyman Club of America Seal of Approval. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome at 815-308-7001 or by emailing Follow NewerTech on Facebook and Twitter.

Company Contact:
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(815) 333-5023
Agency Contact:
Andy Marken
(408) 986-1011
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