Portable HDD is drop-, shock-, and vibration-resistant.

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Based on 3 Gbps transfer rate SATA model with 26-pin interface, iVDR-Xtreme offers 250 GB capacity for recording/storing/archiving digital video content from high-speed, Hi-Res imaging applications. Shock-absorbing technology enables drive to survive drops from up to 4.6 ft onto hard surface, and hot-swappable feature allows for media insertion/removal at any time without requiring reboot. Compatible with all PC and Mac computers, solution is bus-powered via USB or FireWire port.

Original Press Release:

Maxell Introduces Field Tough Disk Technology at the 2008 Government Video Expo

New Maxell iVDR-Xtreme Features a Rugged Design with High Storage Capacity and Speedy Transfer Rates

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Maxell Corporation of America, (www.maxell.com), today introduced the newest in removable media designed for high-speed, high-resolution video imaging - the iVDR-Xtreme. Previously announced at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Show, Maxell iVDR technology promises high capacity storage in a compact, lightweight, portable design, with a tough and rugged exterior.

Maxell iVDR-Xtreme boasts a capacity of up to 250GB and when used in a professional setting, is capable of storing up to 20 hours of high-definition video, 19 hours of digital video and 110 hours of DVD-quality video.

Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is a perfect solution for recording, storing and archiving high-definition video content. Yielding superior speed and transfer rates of up to 3Gbps*, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is based on a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) model with a 26-pin interface, making it an excellent option when working with high-resolution imaging.

The unique construction of the Maxell iVDR-Xtreme allows for its use in extremely rugged conditions. Other external disk-based data storage solutions typically cannot withstand any significant drop, but Maxell's patented shock- absorbent technology can resist shock from a drop of 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) onto a hard surface like tile flooring. A hot-swappable feature also allows users to remove or insert media at any time without having to perform any kind of reboot or re-start.

"This drop, shock and vibration-resistant Field Tough Media offers a broad range of broadcast and storage applications like material gathering, editing and transmitting and storing video content, that are simple and easy enough for anyone to use," said Pat Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. "Maxell iVDR-Xtreme technology meets the demands of today's mobile media and high-definition video imaging needs with fast transfer rates, greater storage capacity and continued rugged durability."

The Maxell iVDR-Xtreme's range of mobile applications is countless. Some examples include capturing content for portable field production, on-site graphic design/editing, sharing and editing large files between PC and Mac, for mobile forensics, medical and law enforcement, and for military field work applications.

The new Maxell iVDR-Xtreme on display at the 2008 Government Video Technology Expo weighs a total of 155.9 grams (6.1 ounces). With the capability of up to 10,000 insertions and removal cycles, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is built for continued and repeated use. Compatible with all PC and Mac computers, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is preformatted with a FAT 32 file system. The Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is bus-powered by either a High-Speed USB 2.0 or 9-pin FireWire 800 port. Should you need extra power, the iVDR-X ships with a host of interface cables and universal AC adapter. Either can supply ample current.

The Maxell iVDR-Xtreme and adapter will be available beginning in Q1 2009 for a SRP of $650.00.

About Maxell

Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for consumer, professional and data storage markets. The Maxell brand has been recognized for nearly forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products for consumer audio, video, camcorder and data storage applications. The company also offers a full line of electronics care, maintenance, and accessory products including headphones, plasma TV cleaners, and iPod/MP3 peripherals such as chargers, skins and speakers. www.maxell.com.

* If directly connected to an iVDR device - USB and FireWire yield 480Mbps and 830Mbps respectively.

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