Maxtor Corporation unveiled a new family of its OneTouch external storage disk drives, topped off by a one-terabyte (1,000GB) drive. The devices feature advanced software tools with the capability to synchronize data between two or more computers.
Announced Thursday at CES, the Maxtor OneTouch III family begins with a 100GB drive and works upward in capacity, through various models, to the one terabyte drive. The drives feature automatic backup and restore capabilities for PC and Mac users. They also enable users to revert their PC systems, after a spyware attack, to an earlier healthier state.
Different versions feature FireWire 800/FireWire 400/ISB 2.0 interfaces or USB 2.0-only for basic file-level backup. Maxtor noted that operating system, applications, and settings can be rolled back in time.
The company said the drives will be available later this month. Suggested retail prices range from $159.95 for the 100GB USB 2.0 model to $899.95 for the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III Turbo Edition.