Maxtor One Touch III Turbo Edition

maxtor-one-touch-iii.jpgIt’s amazing the rate of data storage increases. It’s also amazing the rate at which demands for data storage increase. This is especially true if you are doing any sort of digital media storage. Suddenly, 250 GB seems like a small amount of data storage. This is where things like the Maxtor One Touch III come in.

The Maxtor drive offers 931 GB of storage. Yes, it’s close to a terabyte. They also have a 1.5 TB version, which I’m assuming is also a little less than 1.5 TB in reality. But it’s very close. Both models come with great, fast firewire and USB support. And Maxtor has nice software that allows you to do auto syncing of data from your host computer. And there is a programmable one touch button. It can run a script, backup data, sync drives manually, etc.

Here are the feature and spec rundowns:

Preformatted for Mac Designed for Macintosh users. Start up your Mac right from the drive using the FireWire 800 connection.
RAID 0 Configuration Configure the drive as RAID 0 for the ultimate in disk-striping speed. Streamlined video editing enables up to six simultaneous video streams with no dropped frames and seamless video playback.
RAID 1 Configuration Set up the drive as RAID 1 and mirror each disk for automatic duplication of data and a fail safe security solution.
Automated OneTouch Back Up Back up your entire hard drive with a push of a button or set up the software to perform convenient automatic backups.
1.5 Terabyte (1,500 GB) Capacity Add enormous capacity instantly. Stores 1,152,000 photos, or 108 hours of DV video, or 24,900 hours of music.
7200 RPM, 16 MB cache buffer For fast drive performance, seamless data exchange, and instant access to your files.
System Rollback Restores your system to a point in time just before your system crashed, while keeping your current data safe and up to date.
Sync your files Automatically synchronize your files between two computers every time you connect or disconnect the drive so you are always working with the most current data.
Easy to Use Interface Get up and running fast. Simplifies drive management, security, and backup scheduling.
Maxtor DriveLockâ„¢ Password protect the contents of your drive for an extra measure of security.
Simple set up Plug it in, connect the FireWire 800 cable, and your Maxtor OneTouch III automatically appears on your desktop.

Hard Drive 3.5 inch ATA
Capacity (Model #) 1TB (STM310004OTAB06-RK / C01W010) 1.5TB (STM315004OTAB06-RK / C01W015) RPM 7200
Cache Buffer 16MB
Seek Time 9.0 ms
Interface FireWire 800, FireWire 400,USB 2.0/1.1
Sustained Transfer Rate USB 2.0 — 33 MB/sec; FireWire 400 — 43 MB/sec; FireWire 800 — 91 MB/sec
Bus Transfer Rate USB 2.0 — 480 Mb/sec; FireWire 400 — 400Mb/sec; FireWire 800 — 800 Mb/sec
Operating Temp 5C to 35C (41F to 95F)
Dimensions 5.4 x 3.9 x 8.5 inches (136 x 65 x 217 mm)
Weight 5.8 lbs (2.6 Kgrams)
AC Voltage 100-240 VAC
Input Frequency 47-63 Hz AC
Compatibility Mac and PC users. (Preformatted for Mac)
Macintosh Requirements

* FireWire 800 requires
* Mac 0S X 10.2.8 or higher and FireWire 800 (9-pin) equipped computer.
* Apple G4 processor or greater.
* Mac OS X (10.1.2-10.1.5, 10.2.4 or later)
* 128 MB RAM or more as required by operating system.
* CD-ROM drive. Internet connection (for system update)

PC Requirements

* FireWire 800 requires
* Windows 2000 or XP operating system and FireWire 800 (9-pin) equipped computer.
* Pentium III, 500 Mhx equivalent processor or higher.
* Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, or XP Home Edition.
* 128 MB RAM or more as required by operating system.
* CD-ROM drive. Internet connection (for system updates)

Source: Maxtor