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NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini Earns “Visionary Products Finalist” Honors at Storage Visions 2011 Conference

Newer Technology, Inc. announced today that its Guardian MAXimus® mini storage solution was named a Visionary Product Awards finalist in the Home Consumer Electronics category of the Storage Visions 2011 Awards presentation held last night at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Storage Visions 2011 Awards program, conducted during the 10th annual Storage Visions™ Conference, recognizes companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, and visionary products for the digital content value chain.

The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini is available immediately in seven pre-configured hard drive and Solid State Drive (SSD) models with up to 1.5TB of storage capacity starting at $199.99. The Guardian MAXimus mini will be on display in OWC’s booth #3935 at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which begins today in Las Vegas, NV.

“Live Activity” Backup for Maximum Data Protection

Guardian MAXimus mini comes factory set as a RAID-1 Plug And Play “live activity” data redundant/backup solution for financial records, medical files, business projects –any critical data that consumer and professional users simply cannot risk losing. Always guarding against data loss and costly system downtime, the Guardian MAXimus mini MAXProtect mode writes the same information in real-time to two separate 2.5″ SATA drives, each offering up to 750GB of storage capacity, for a “mirrored” copy.

MAXPerform For High Speed Data Transfers
For Mac and PC users seeking ultimate performance over redundancy, Guardian MAXimus mini can be easily switched via the front panel LCD screen menu to the RAID-0 MAXPerform mode for up to 1.5TB of high speed storage.

MAXimum Flexibility & Portability
Guardian MAXimus mini provides maximum data protection with minimal use of desktop space thanks to a shock resistant, compact 5.2” x 3.5″ x 2.1″ footprint. And if a mobile storage sentinel is needed, Guardian MAXimus mini offers maximum portability with a 1.50 pound weight and bus powered, fanless operation.

MAXimum Compatibility

With a “Quad Interface” of two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, one USB 2.0, and one eSATA ports and all connecting cables included, Guardian MAXimus mini doesn’t require any complicated set-up and is ready for Plug and Play use with legacy Macs, the latest Mac models, as well as PCs. It provides data transfer speeds up to 300MB/s and can be moved between different systems utilizing its supported interfaces with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility.

“We are honored that the Guardian MAXimus mini was selected as a finalist in this year’s Storage Visions Awards,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. “For home or office use, and everything in between, the Guardian MAXimus mini provides the portability, dependability, and flexibility that today’s professional and home users demand in data storage and backup.”

Guardian MAXimus mini Features:

• Up to 1.5TB of storage capacity via two paired 2.5″ SATA drives

• Up to 32MB of drive cache (16MB per drive)

• Selectable MAXProtect RAID-1 or MAXPerform RAID-0 modes

• Two FireWire 800 9 pin ports

• One USB 2.0 “B” port – backwards compatible with USB 1.1

• One eSATA port

• High quality interface connecting cables

• Front panel LCD display for system status

• Brushed aluminum, impact resistant, heat dissipating, super quiet fanless enclosure

• RoHS certified

• Lightweight (1.50 lbs with drives), compact 5.2″ (D) x 3.5″ (W) x 2.1″ (H), and bus powered for portable use

• External US/International 2 Amp UL listed power adapter

• 3 year solution warranty

• Includes $100 retail value utility software bundle consisting of ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, Intech® SpeedTools Utilities, and Carbon Copy Cloner.

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