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NewerTech Guardian MAXimus

0GB "Quad Interface" Hardware RAID-1
(Mirrored) Data Redundant Kit

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
Refurbished | New Condition | Complete
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
Provides "live activity" backup/data redundancy
of your critical data with Plug and Play
simplicity on any Mac or PC.
MAXimum Performance & Compatibility
Underneath Guardian MAX's sleek, unassuming housing beats the heart of a super protector ready to save large amounts of precious data quickly, reliably, and effortlessly. Pre-configured hardware RAID solutions feature 2 paired lightning fast SATA (Type I/II) drives with up to 3.0TB each of storage capacity and a high speed Oxford 936DS chipset featuring FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports to deliver some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible...up to 300MB per second! Enclosure only kits also available for "add your own hard drive" flexibility and economy. With its multiple interface connections, Guardian MAXimus makes adding vault-like mirrored data storage performance to Macintosh and Windows computers Plug and Play easy.
MAXimum Real Time Redundancy
Real performance can also be measured by intangibles like having peace of mind knowing your critical data is always safe! Should you experience a hard drive failure, the ever vigilant Guardian MAXimus automatically and seamlessly continues data read/write functions with the remaining drive. And with the convenient front panel drive status LEDs, you'll know at a glance which drive is being accessed and if you need to take any action.
MAXimum Portability
With its shock resistant design, diminutive 5.8 pound weight (bare case is 2.6 lbs.), and 9.3″ x 2.8″ x 5.6″ (237mm x 72mm x 142mm) dimensions, Guardian MAXimus is ready to go to wherever you need a storage sentinel on duty.
Why You Need Guardian MAXimus RAID-1
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. Even daily scheduled software driven data backups can't protect you from the time of your last backup and when the hard drive fails.
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 »


Newertech Guardian MAXimus includes
  • External NewerTech Guardian MAXimus storage solution
  • 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  • 72" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 68" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 black connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • 76" High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
  • US/International 100~240V 4.2Amp UL Listed power supply
  • Backup and Utility software CD
    • 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
    • Carbon Copy Cloner© for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Guardian MAXimus Manual
  • 180 Day Warranty


  • Up to 3.0TB + 3.0TB (Mirrored) SATA Hard Drive Storage Solution
  • Up to 64MB Total drive cache
  • Two FireWire 800 9 pin ports
  • One FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • One USB 2.0 "B" port -backwards compatible with USB 1.1
  • One eSATA port
  • Front panel drive status LEDs
  • Thermalregulated Smart Fan for super quiet operation
  • Shock resistant design


Product Specifications:

Drive Type

  • Two paired (identical) 3.5″ SATA (Type I/II) drives

    OWC Note: To enable use of drives larger than 2TB, please download the updater and follow the included instructions. Mac Updater Requires PPC or Intel based Mac with FW/USB running 10.5.8 or later.

Bridge Chipset

  • Custom Oxford 936DS eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and USB 2.0 Integrated Chipset

Drive Rotation Speed

  • N/A

Drive Cache Size

  • N/A

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0Gbps (or 300MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/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 ‘Lion’ 10.7.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.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 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.
  • OWC Note: 3.0TB hard drives are only recognized by Windows XP 64-bit versions or later. The Windows XP 32-bit version DOES NOT support 3.0TB drives.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Power Supply

  • US/International 100~240V 4.2Amp - UL Listed power supply


Software Included

Enclosure Size

  • 9.3″(D) x 2.8″(W) x 5.6″(H)
  • 237mm x 72mm x 142mm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.68lbs. (1.22kg) (bare enclosure)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:


  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°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)


  • 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS


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


  • More than 300,000 power-on hours


NewerTech 180 Day Solution Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n GM8QKIT0GB UPC#: 811643011519


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 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
NewerTech 0GB Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 Mfr P/N: GM8QKIT0GB OWC SKU: NWTGM8QKIT0GBRF Quad Interface Hardware RAID-1 (Mirrored) Data Redundant Kit 1 Year Newer Technology Limited Warranty
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