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PRESS RELEASE: Newertech Announces New “Green” Storage Drive – Guardian MAXimus eMAX

Energy Efficient RAID-1 “Live Activity” Backup Storage Solution Offers Up To 50% Power Reduction

June 12, 2008 Woodstock, IL -- Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®) http://www.newertech.com, the leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, and iPhone® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced their first “Green” storage drive, the Guardian MAXimus® eMAX, a new addition to the award-winning NewerTech Guardian MAXimus line of “Triple Interface” External RAID-1 Mirror Plug & Play storage drive solutions.

Up To 50% Power Reduction Savings
Utilizing the latest technology advances in energy efficiency, the Guardian MAXimus eMAX is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) certified to deliver maximum data protection and backup performance while using less energy. Compared to other low-powered 1TB external storage solutions, Guardian MAXimus eMAX provides a 15 percent power savings and up to a 50 percent power reduction versus traditionally powered 1TB drives. The Guardian MAXimus eMAX also provides the utmost in low noise operation, data storage stability, and per disk capacity for 1TB drives.

“The addition of the new Guardian MAXimus eMAX continues the product development mission of the Guardian MAXimus line,” said Grant Dahlke, Marketing Manager, NewerTech. “When only maximum performance, quality, ease of use, and now energy efficiency savings will suffice for data protection/backup needs, Mac and PC users alike will find their needs exceeded by a Guardian MAXimus model.”

Award-Winning History
The new Guardian MAXimus eMAX compliments the broad Guardian MAXimus lineup that has earned widespread praise and awards. “Easy to use, incredibly fast, and offers a lot of space for the price…the perfect space-to-speed ratio that’s so important to graphics professionals, digital photographers, and designers,” said PhotoShop User magazine about Guardian MAXimus in its Five Star rated review. “The fastest drive with the biggest oomph in the smallest form we’ve seen,” said Macsimum News in awarding Guardian MAXimus the Macsimum Macworld 2008 Award.

Guardian MAXimus eMAX is a 1.0TB Mirror (1.0TB + 1.0TB) 5400RPM w/64MB total buffer drive priced at $549.99.

Guardian MAXimus line pricing:
250GB Mirror (250 + 250) 7200RPM w/32MB total buffer $259.99
320GB Mirror (320 + 320) 7200RPM w/32MB total buffer $289.99
400GB Mirror (400 + 400) 7200RPM w/32MB total buffer $329.99
500GB Mirror (500 + 500) 7200RPM w/32MB total buffer $379.99
750GB Mirror (750 + 750) 7200RPM w/64MB total buffer $439.99
1.0TB Mirror (1.0TB + 1.0TB) 7200RPM w/64MB total buffer $639.99
150GB “Power User” Mirror (150 + 150) 10,000RPM w/32MB total buffer $569.99

“Live Activity” Backup
The Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 mirror storage line is a Plug And Play “Live Activity” backup solution for consumer and professional users. Always guarding against data loss and costly system downtime, Guardian MAXimus writes the same information in real-time to two separate drives for a “mirrored” copy. With up to 1TB dual SATA drives, data transfer rates up to 100MB/s, OS X “Leopard” Time Machine readiness, and a “Triple Interface” of two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and one USB 2.0 ports, Guardian MAXimus offers performance, flexibility, and reliability for critical data backup.

Guardian MAXimus Line Features:
• Up to 1.0TB Dual-Drive Solution
• Up to 64MB of drive cache (32MB per drive)
• Custom Oxford 924 Based Bridge Solution
• 2 FireWire 800 9 pin ports
• 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
• 1 USB 2.0 "B" port - backwards compatible with USB 1.1
• Front panel drive status LEDs
• Quiet operation
• RoHS certified
• 9.3" x 2.8" x 5.6" size, shock-resistant for maximum portability
• US/International 90~240V 4.2A UL- Listed power supply
• 36" FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1 double shielded connecting cables included
• Compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and Windows ME and later operating systems.
• Includes ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ software (a $200 retail value)

Guardian MAXimus eMAX is available immediately priced at $549.99 from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing. For more information, see http://www.newertech.com/products/gmax.php

About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks®, desktop Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs®, iPods, iPhones, and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing [email protected]

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(First posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 17:07 EDT)

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