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NewerTech Guardian
MAXimus mini

0GB Add your own drive enclosure
Multi-Interface RAID-1 (Mirrored)
Redundant Data Storage Enclosure

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
MAXimum Protection & Flexibility
NewerTech Guardian MAXimus mini RAID-1 mirror storage solution provides maximum Plug-and-Play "Live Activity" data backup and protection in a space-saving mini footprint. In the pre-configured RAID-1 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 1.0TB of data.
MAXProtect or MAXPerform, Your Choice
For those seeking performance over redundancy, Guardian MAXimus mini can be easily switched via the LCM screen menu to the RAID-0 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-1
Guardian MAXimus mini 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 between your last backup and the moment the hard drive fails. By having a second, "mirrored" copy, all of your data stays backed up and accessible while you replace the failed drive.
Drives not included - uses two 2.5" SATA drives
Requires two identical model drives for best operation,
operation with non-matched drives is not supported.
2.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: OWC recommends that all drives used in RAID configurations be identical for best performance. This drive enclosure requires a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanism. Most computers produced since 2006 use Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here.

Please note that the 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD and 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD are not recommended for use with this enclosure.


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
  • 1 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Guardian MAXimus mini Manual (7.8MB PDF)


  • Uses Two matching 2.5" SATA drives up to 9.5mm
  • 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.


Product Specifications:

Drive Type

  • Two paired (identical) 2.5″ SATA devices

Bridge Chipset

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

Standard Mechanism

  • Any two 2.5" SATA drive or Raid 0/1 approved-qualified SSD up to 2.0TB in capacity and up to 9.5mm in size.

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.

Selectable RAID Modes

  • MAXProtect RAID 1 (factory default)
  • MAXPerform RAID 0

Power Supply


Software Included

Enclosure Size

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

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • Weighs as little as 1.24 lbs with SSDs, 1.26 lbs with hard drives

Product Manual


  • Please note that the 960GB Mercury Electra MAX 3G SSD and 1.0TB Mercury Electra 6G SSD are not recommended for use with this enclosure.

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


1 Year NewerTech Enclosure 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.

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