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NewerTech Guardian
MAXimus mini

2.0TB 5400RPM | 1.0TB + 1.0TB
Ultra Portable, Secure Storage Solution
with Versatile Interface

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) / eSATA
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
Powerful, Dual Drive RAID 0/1 Performance
in a Bus-Powered, Portable Design
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 1.0TB of data. For those seeking faster performance, Guardian MAXimus mini can be easily switched to MAXPerform mode for up to 2.0TB 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!
Speedtools
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »

Includes

Newertech Guardian MAXimus includes
  • 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, 12Volt 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
  • NewerTech 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Guardian MAXimus mini Manual (7.8MB PDF)

Features

  • Uses two paired (identical) 2.5″ SATA type hard disk drives or solid state drives up to 9mm tall
  • LCM display menu provides convenience of drive and system status
  • Super quiet operation with a rugged, heat dissipating anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Shock resistant design
  • Bus powered via FireWire, or use FireWire for power while using an eSATA connection for data.

Gallery

Product Specifications:

Bridge Chipset

  • Oxford 936DS chipset with eSATA, FW800(1394B), and USB 2.0

Standard Mechanism

    1.0TB Western Digital Scorpio Blue Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    2.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6Gb/s
    Capacity1
    1.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    931GiB
    Rotational Speed
    5400 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    8MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    WD10JPVX
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    9.5mm (0.374″)
    Width (max)
    69.85mm (2.75″)
    Length (max)
    100.2mm (3.94″)
    Weight (typical)
    0.11kg (0.24 lbs.)
    Guaranteed Sectors
    1,953,525,168

    Reliability3

    Warranty
    2 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0 Gb/s
    Average Latency
    5.50ms

    Power

    Read Power
    1.4 Watts
    Write Power
    1.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    0.59 Watts
    Standby Mode
    0.18 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    0.18 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 60°C
    Altitude
    -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    0°F to 149°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 65°C
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.4 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.5 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • 1.0TB* Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Disk Drive**

  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 5400 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • Up to 16 Megabyte (2 Drives with 8MB (8,384K) cache each)

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0Gbps (or 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • eSATA: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

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 PCI eSATA card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

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.

Power Supply

  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12Volt 2 Amp output Power Supply. For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Operation with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter requires external power supply.

Format

Software Included

Enclosure Size

  • 5.2″(D) x 3.5″(W) x 2.1″(H)
  • 90mm x 56mm x 33mm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 1.29lbs. (0.58kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 42°C (41°F - 107°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)

MTBF

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours

Warranty

3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech solution prior to the conclusion of NewerTech's 3 year Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech limited warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n GM8QM5S20T16 UPC#: 811643012219

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 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! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
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! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
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! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent June 20, 2015 Absolutely trouble free. Hopefully a USB3-C version is on the way.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arlington, Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great little raid drive. April 10, 2015 Great little raid drive, easy to use, already configured for max protect ready to go. I connected it to my Time Capsule and I use it for storing information that I want to access with my iPad and iPhone using the program file browser, so I do not have to leave my computer on all the time. This drive goes to sleep when it is not needed.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: errorik Location: Boise, ID Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect portable companion for MacBook Pro October 26, 2011 I took my GMAX mini with me on a 12,000 mile cross country motorcycle ride this last summer for extra storage for my photo/videos documenting my trip.

The GMAX mini worked great. I love that it is Bus powered from the Firewire 800 port, so I only needed a single cable to plug it into my MacBook Pro and it would turn on and I could offload my multiple camera's SD cards to it.

Data redundancy is a personal requirement of mine, and the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus line gives that to me with all my external storage. The mini is the perfect travel companion piece to the desktop line.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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). The above capacity specifications are based on the factory default configuration of RAID 1. If the RAID 0 configuration is set, capacities are doubled.

2. 1MB per 2.4 megapixel JPEG photo - low resolution

3. DVD Quality Digital Video at a 2.597GB/hour data rate

4. 2.85MB per MP3 song
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