Mac or PC users simply plug the Maxtor OneTouch II drive into any FireWire 800-enabled computer and are able to store their valuable data in seconds. The new Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition will be shipping this month to Apple Retail Stores and major EMEA distributors. Consumers can connect the drive to their system using its FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 interface.
The new Maxtor OneTouch II drive features the highest performing FireWire external drive interface on the market today. FireWire 800 provides twice the bandwidth of FireWire 400 and is 66 times faster than USB 1.1. Coupling the interface with the Maxtor OneTouch II drive's 300GB capacity and 16MB buffer, users can transfer and store their digital content at blazing speeds. The drive also features stunning good looks and cool operation, so users can either stack multiple drives or position them upright to save desktop space. With every Maxtor OneTouch II drive, consumers receive Maxtor's award-winning backup package. This includes Maxtor DriveLock for added security and an exclusive version of EMC Dantz Retrospect Express HD software for simple backup and restores.
The drive also features a simple user-friendly interface for easy set up and navigation. Using the FireWire interface, the Maxtor OneTouch II drive is fully bootable on a Mac computer running OS X system software. No additional software or hardware is required. Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing is approximately £199.90 for the 200GB and approximately £249.90 for the 300GB. A 500GB version will be shipping later this year.