Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech), a leading developer of Macintosh, PC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad performance upgrades and accessories announced a new 5 TB + 5 TB capacity for the Guardian MAXimus line of dual-bay, high-performance external storage solutions. High-Performance, Multiple Interfaces The Guardian MAXimus, available in capacities up to 5 TB + 5 TB, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400. Mission critical applications such as financial records, accounting data, medical files, business projects, and Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates up to 238 MB/s read, 245 MB/s write. [---] No Downtime The Guardian MAXimus is Plug and Play ready in RAID-1 mode, for "mirrored" data across two drives. If one drive fails, the other drive holds all your data intact and allows the system to keep working. Once the failed drive is replaced, the new drive is automatically mirrored to provide data redundancy once again. Compatible, Flexible With USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400, the Guardian MAXimus doesn't require complicated set-up and is ready for Plug and Play use with legacy Macs, the latest Mac models, and PCs. The multiple interfaces provide the flexibility to move between different systems with complete interoperability for maximum data backup performance and flexibility. Six Prosumer Models Available: 500 GB + 500 GB / 1.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $229.99 1.0 TB + 1.0 TB / 2.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $257.99 2.0 TB + 2.0 TB / 4.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $329.99 3.0 TB + 3.0 TB / 6.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $417.99 4.0 TB + 4.0 TB / 8.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $617.50 5.0 TB + 5.0 TB / 10.0 TB (7200 RPM) ……… $779.99 Add Your Own Drives enclosure kit ……… $117.99 All Guardian MAXimus solutions come ready for Plug and Play ease of use with all interface cables, a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, and an industry leading three-year limited warranty, which includes free lifetime US-based 24/7 technical support, a 48-hour repair turnaround time, and one year of complimentary Level 1 data recovery service. "This new 5 TB + 5 TB capacity adds tremendous value to our Guardian MAXimus line," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "With the addition of this 25% larger model and the mirrored data protection, the Guardian MAXimus continues to deliver best in class performance and reliability for critical applications." Key Guardian MAXimus Features: Mac and PC compatible Two hard drive bays Hardware Level-1 RAID (Mirrored) High performance chipset with USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, and FireWire 400 interfaces One (1) USB 3.0 "B" port, compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 One (1) eSATA port Two (2) FireWire 800 9 pin ports One (1) FireWire 400 6 pin port Front panel drive status LEDs 2.8"(W) x 9"(D) x 5.25"(H) 5.5 pound weight Real world data transfer speeds up to 238 MB/s read, 245 MB/s write Includes: External NewerTech Guardian MAXimus storage solution 39" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA cable 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 cable (9-9 Pin cable) 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 cable (6-6 Pin cable) 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 cable US/International 100~240V 4.2Amp UL Listed power supply Pre-installed Backup and Utility software Intech SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only) Prosoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later NewerTech DriveGuide for fast and easy initial setup Guardian MAXimus Assembly Manual & User PDF Guide NewerTech 3 Year Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time Complimentary 1 Year Level 1 Data Recovery Available Immediately The NewerTech Guardian MAXimus drives are available today from OWC and select retailers. For more information, visit: www.newertech.com/products/gmax.php.