Newertech Guardian Maximus Awarded Storage Visions 2008 Finalist at CES

"Consumer Home Storage Visionary" Finalist Offers Plug & Play "Live Activity" Backup Solution Priced Under $320

January 8, 2008, Woodstock, IL - Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), the leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, and iPhone® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced that Guardian MAXimus(TM), the first low-cost FireWire® and USB 2.0 External RAID-1 storage for consumers and professionals, was named Finalist in the Storage Visions 2008 Awards Consumer Home Storage Visionary category. The Storage Visions 2008 Awards were presented during the 7th Annual Storage Visions(TM) Conference, held January 5, 2008, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Storage Visions 2008 Awards recognizes companies advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, the media and entertainment industries, and visionary products for the digital content value chain.

Storage Visions Finalist, Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 mirror storage solution, is a Plug and Play "Live Activity" backup solution for creative professionals. Always guarding against data loss and costly system downtime, Guardian MAXimus writes the same information in real-time to two separate drives for a "mirrored" copy. With up to 1.0TB dual SATA drives, data transfer rates of up to 100MB/s, OS X Leopard(TM) Time Machine readiness, and FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 ports, Guardian MAXimus offers the ultimate in performance, flexibility, and reliability for critical data backup.

Guardian MAXimus - Winner of Numerous Awards

In addition to the Storage Visions Finalist Award, NewerTech Guardian MAXimus has also received numerous awards and accolades since it was introduced in May 2007, including awards from The Mac Observer,, American Photo, and Photoshop User magazine. In awarding Guardian MAXimus its top Five Star Rating in the December 2007 issue, Photoshop User said, "Easy to use, incredibly fast, and offers a lot of space for the price...the perfect space-to-speed ratio that's so important to graphics professionals, digital photographers, and designers."

Guardian MAXimus is available immediately in seven pre-configured solutions, from 250GB to 1TB, priced starting at $319.99 MSRP from NewerTech's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel. The 0GB "Add Your Own Drives" kit is also available for $149.99 MSRP. Guardian MAXimus is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and Windows® ME and later operating systems. It includes ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities(TM) software (a $200 retail value). For more information, see

Guardian MAXimus Features:
o Up to 1.0TB dual-drive solution
o Up to 64MB of drive cache (32MB per drive)
o Custom Oxford 924 based bridge solution
o 2 FireWire 800 9 pin ports
o 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
o 1 USB 2.0 "B" port - backwards compatible with USB 1.1
o Front panel drive status LEDs
o Quiet operation

o 9.3" x 2.8" x 5.6" size, shock-resistant for maximum portability

o US/International 90~240V 4.2A UL- listed power supply

o 36" FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0/1.1 double shielded connecting cables included

o Compatible with Apple OS® 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and Windows ME and later operating systems.

o Includes ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP®, and Intech® SpeedTools Utilities(TM) software (a $200 retail value)

About Newer Technology, Inc.

Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized worldwide as the leading developer of high performance upgrades for Macintosh notebook and desktop computers, Intel® Macs, iMacs®, iPods®, iPhones®, and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

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