Maxell Intros New Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drive for Postproduction Pros
Posted Oct 5, 2011

Maxell Corporation of America expands its line of maxdata quads with the introduction of a 3TB external desktop hard disk drive (HDD). The 3.5-inch HDD has a quad interface specifically designed to address the large files associated with HD environments, including audio/video editing, digital photography and animation files.

A key addition to the company’s recently introduced line of maxdata quad hard drives, Maxell Professional Media’s 3TB maxdata quad HDD combines essential elements to meet varying performance, and transfer speed and technologies. It provides video, broadcast, and post-production professionals with the capacity, durability and overall performance necessary to easily and cost-efficiently archive and back up HD files.

Supporting USB 2.0, eSATA, Firewire 400, and Firewire 800, all maxdata quad HDDs have a hot plug and play function for simple connection. The 3TB drive spins at 7,200 RPM and has up to 16MB of cache. It supports Windows 2000 and above, as well as MAC 9.0+ and OS X.

“Professional archiving needs are growing as quickly as technical advances will allow them,” said Patricia Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. “Broadcast media professionals are in need of portable, cost-efficient, flexible options to archive and back up HD footage, graphics, animation and other large files. Our new 3TB maxdata quad HDD provides the highest quality storage solution available today.”

The maxdata quad HDDs have a durable aluminum housing and feature excellent shock resistance, making them rugged enough to withstand professional environments. Their wide temperature range of -20° C to 60° C meets automotive and industrial standards, and the HDDs are environmentally friendly. Measuring 5.61 x 1.38 x 8.52 (inches), the maxdata quad HDDs can be positioned vertically or horizontally, so they can fit into tight configurations.

List price for the 3TB maxdata quad HDD is $504.64, and it is available now for shipment. The 1TB and 2TB versions are currently available.

About Maxell
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full-line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over 40 years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of disk- and tape-based media storage products, P2 Cards, SD Cards, Flash Memory and iVDR Technology products.

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