So many movies and so much music on my multimedia server’s RAID array at home – how to back this up or clear stuff off? What I really long for is a good, fast external hard drive with lots of space, and a solution like the new family of Maxtor OneTouch III external drives is probably just what is needed. The new family of drives, released last Thursday, will include 100-Gbyte models on up to the terabyte offering, just what is required for holding large amounts of media like movie collections.
The low-end 100-Gbyte drive will only feature a USB 2.0 interface, while the 500-GB models will sport three interfaces: USB 2.0, as well as the Firewire 400 and 800 interfaces that the Apple IBM-powered Macintosh computers use.
Maxtor has added Sync, the ability to automatically synchronize files between two or more systems on the same operating platform – a truly handy feature. There is also a "DriveLock" feature that lets users lock down the drives with a password.