Guardian MAXimus Helps the Environment

Lest Earth Day be celebrated and forgotten, I want to remind you that the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus is a leader in green technology. Techno Dad Mike Ferrara highlighted the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus Hardware RAID-1 storage solution in a segment on ABC in Chicago: Earth Friendly Electronic Devices. The GMAX, as we affectionately call it, incorporates energy efficient technologies for up to a 40% power savings, using four platters instead of five. This means it generates less heat, which extends drive life. Plus, its thermo-regulated “Smart Fan” increases in speed during heavy drive usage, so it is not running at full power all the time.

The Guardian MAXimus “live activity” backup/data redundant external solution saves data while you work on two SATA hard drives, so you have a “mirror” of your files. It’s not only energy efficient, but protects you against a system crash. Choose from 250GB to 2.0TB drives (in pairs) for peace of mind storage in one convenient package. The new 2TB solution with eSATA was introduced on April 21st.

All models include four interfaces (FireWire 400 and 800, USB 2.0, and eSATA), a complete set of interface connecting cables, and over 1GB of software. No need to search for backup software, because the software bundle includes Prosoft Engineering’s Backup and Bombich Software’s always-popular Carbon Copy Cloner. Plus, the drive supports Time Machine. PC users get NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows.

We know you don’t want to just take our word for how well this drive works in the real world, so check the links below for independent reviews.

A Year With NewerTech Guardian Maximus and RAID, an OWC blog post with links to Eric Brodeur’s blog.

Guardian Maximus for up to the minute protection, by Terry White on his blog, 6/11/08.

The Newer Tech Guardian MAXimus RAID Mirrored Data Redundant Solution Review, by Judie Lipsett at Gear Diary, 6/5/08.

Review – Guardian Maximus RAID Drive Enclosure, by George Starcher, at Typical MacUser, 5/12/08.


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