NewerTech Guardian MAXimus ‘Quad-Interface’ 4.0 TB RAID 1 Drive
The highest capacity, reliability and quality available from the leading name in Mac performance upgrades since 1984!
Hardware RAID-1 (Mirror) Performance Storage Solution for your demanding A/V, backup, music, photo applications and more. RAID-1 Hardware Redundancy for exceptional data security.
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Underneath Guardian MAXimus’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 4.0TB each of storage capacity and a high speed Custom Oxford 946 eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and Ox3100 USB 3.0 Integrated Chipset featuring FireWire 800/400, USB 3.0/2.0, and eSATA ports to deliver some of the fastest single drive transfer rates possible…up to 300MB per second! Enclosure only kits are 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.
Save all your files to Guardian MAXimus like any typical external drive. Your data is simultaneously written to both drives, providing an identical instant backup.
If one drive was ever to fail, the other drive holds all your data intact, and allows you to keep working. Once the failed drive is replaced, the new drive is mirrored to provide redundant protection once again.
What is RAID-1?
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks and refers to multiple hard drives conned in a single enclosure for the purpose of sharing or replicating data among the drives.
With RAID-1 data is duplicated on two different drives using either a hardware RAID controller (which Guardian MAXimus® uses) or software (generally via the operating system). If either drive fails, the other continues to function as a single drive until the failed drive is replaced.
The main benefits of a RAID-1 redundant solution are: increased data integrity, storage capacity, reliability, throughput speed, and fault tolerance.
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.
- Up to 4.0TB + 4.0TB of (Mirrored) storage capacity*
- Up to 128MB of drive cache (64MB per drive)*
- Custom Oxford 946 eSATA, FW400(1394A), FW800(1394B), and Ox3100 USB 3.0 Integrated Chipset
- (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports
- (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port
- (1) USB 3.0/2.0 “B” port – backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
- (1) eSATA port
- Front panel drive status LEDs
- Whisper Quiet Cooling Fan Operation
- Shock resistant design
- US/International 100~240V 5.0Amp – UL listed Power Adapter
- 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
*In pre-configured solutions only. “Add your own hard drive” kits also available