Seagate announced Wednesday that it will ship a 1.5 terabyte (TB) version of its Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition external hard disk drive. The new drive ships this month for $799.99.
The Onetouch III Turbo Edition is pre-formatted for Mac users and comes with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces. It measures 5.4 x 3.9 x 8.5 inches. Inside the drive enclosure are two 750GB hard disk drive mechanisms configured together in a RAID array for a total capacity of 1.5TB. The “OneTouch” refers to the system’s ability to back up your Mac’s internal hard drive by pressing a button which activates software included with the drive.
Seagate also makes Maxtor OneTouch III systems in other capacities and configurations, including “Mini Editions” for portable users.
Seagate has also enhanced the Maxtor Shared Storage II line of network attached storage products with smaller systems. Already available in 1TB capacity for $799.99, the Shared Storage II line now comes in single-drive 320GB and 500GB capacities for $349.99 and $449.99 respectively.
The Shared Storage II devices incorporate a single 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 ports for printer sharing, storage, expansion or offsite data rotation. The drive includes software to enable Mac and PC users to stream digital media and back up their own local files.