Maxtor on Thursday unveiled its OneTouch III line of external hard disk drives — designed to help Mac and PC users with external data storage and backup. The OneTouch III is available in capacities up to one terabyte (TB), at prices ranging from $159.95 to $899.95 depending on capacity — some models will be available starting in January.
Maxtor is offering USB 2.0-only, USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, and USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800-equipped versions of some OneTouch III models. Acoustics have been improved over previous models to produce less ambient noise, an inner drive casing and shock mounts to help protect the drive mechanism.
Software features include an improved interface for backup, synchronization and file archiving. Maxtor Drivelock provides password protection to help secure the contents of the drive.
The triple-interface model will be available late during the first calendar quarter of 2006, according to Maxtor.