Maxtor Expands External HDDs Lineup with New SKUs

Maxtor Cranks Up External HDDs' Size, Speed

by Anton Shilov
09/22/2004 | 06:23 PM

Maxtor Corp., a leading maker of storage solutions, has announced its new family of external HDDs, saying it has raised the bar in consumer backup in terms of reliability, performance and security. The announcement clearly indicates an industry trend towards external HDDs, as competition in the field is heat up by WD and Maxtor.


The new Maxtor OneTouch II external drives come with a 7200rpm motor in 300GB or 250GB flavours with a 16MB buffer. Both feature a combo FireWire/USB 2.0 interface for easy connection to a Mac or PC. Besides that, Maxtor claims there are a number of capabilities that distinguish the OneTouch II from its predecessors.

Maxtor’s OneTouch II drive offers an exclusive version of Dantz Retrospect software for easy backup, a Maxtor DriveLock security feature for added data protection and more powerful restore capabilities, including historical backup recovery.

The OneTouch II drives are available through Maxtor’s retail partners, distributors and online stores. Suggested retail price is $379.95 for 300GB and $329.95 for 250GB. Additional capacities will be rolled out later this year.