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Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1

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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Shock Resistant Resign
  • Front Panel Drive Status LEDs
  • Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac OS

The Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1 from Newer Technology provides up to 3.0TB + 3.0TB of (mirrored) storage capacity* in addition to any two standard matched SATA hard drives. Redundancy is achieved by hardware RAID 1 technology. It also gives "live activity" backup/data redundancy of your critical data with Plug and Play simplicity on any Mac or PC. Working with OS X Leopard's Time Machine feature will help you to keep an up-to-date copy of all of your files and documents.

Note! *In pre-configured solutions only. "Add your own hard drive" kits also available

Power switch
Power receptacle
2x FireWire 800 9-pin ports
1x FireWire 400 6-pin port
USB 3.0 port (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)
eSATA port
Kensington Security Slot designed to allow the NewerTech Guardian MAXimus to be anchored to a desk
Whisper quiet cooling fan operation
Front panel drive status LEDs
Smart interactive cooling system with thermal probe automatically regulating fan speed
Massive passive heat sink to radiate heat away from hard drive
Shock resistant design
US/International 100-240V 5.0 Amp- UL listed power adapter
Interface (2) FireWire 800 9-pin ports
(1) FireWire 400 6-pin port
(1) USB 3.0 port (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)
(1) eSATA port
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 3 Gbps (or 300 MBps)
eSATA: 3 Gbps (or 300 MBps)
FireWire 800: 800 Mbps (or 100 MBps)
FireWire 400: 400 Mbps (or 50 MBps)
USB 2.0: 480 Mbps (or 60 MBps)
Format Pre-formatted for Mac OSX
Software Included Intech SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later
Prosoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software installed
Power Requirements US/International 100-240V 5.0Amp - UL listed Power Adapter
Compatibility Macintosh Requirements:
OS 8.6 and later with an available and supported FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA or USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 port
Windows Requirements:
Windows 98SE and later with an available and supported FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA or USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 port
Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.97 x 2.88 x 5.25" (22.78 x 7.31 x 13.33 cm)
Weight 2.335 lb (1.059 kg)
Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1
  • Power Adapter
  • 36" (91.44 cm) High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 Connecting Cable (9-9 pin cable)
  • 36" (91.44 cm) High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 black Connecting Cable (6-6 pin cable)
  • 72" (182.88 cm) High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0 Connecting Cable
  • 36" (91.44 cm) High Quality Double Shielded eSATA Connecting Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Newer TechnologyGuardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1
     
    4.3

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Attractive (4)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (8)
      • Additional storage (4)
      • Photo storage (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5), Multimedia professional (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (8), PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Robust & Quiet Storage

      Bought to act as primary storage for photo files for my home office setup, which were causing my internal HD on my HP desktop to reach capacity. Installed 2 - 2TB WD Caviar Red...Read complete review

      Bought to act as primary storage for photo files for my home office setup, which were causing my internal HD on my HP desktop to reach capacity. Installed 2 - 2TB WD Caviar Red Internal Hard drives which are designed for NAS use. The Red's are also energy-efficient like the Green's, but have a faster transfer speed also. Even though don't have or need an NAS at this time, wanted them for two reasons: good for reliability and for future potential of setting up an NAS.The unit is heavy, but fan is quiet, and only slightly louder when the unit is on standby and drives rev up to normal disk rpm. Using as my primary photo drive now, and only adjustments are to: 1) ensure drive is on when using and 2) allow about 15 second lead time for cold startup or about 10 second from standby mode. Like the redundancy of RAID 1 configuration, but don't forget that still should have an offsite storage of the drive's contents in case of fire or burglary by using a portable HD.Like the design of the unit, the indicator lights in particular. Finally, I chose this brand also because accommodated FireWire 400, which in practice is faster than my USB 2.0 port. Followed the directions carefully, and had no problms assembling it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Failed after four months

      We purchased this product four months ago with two brand new 4TB Seagate drives. Both hard drives failed at the same time. Now we're sending enclosure back to manufacturer to check it and attempting...Read complete review

      We purchased this product four months ago with two brand new 4TB Seagate drives. Both hard drives failed at the same time. Now we're sending enclosure back to manufacturer to check it and attempting to recover the data off the drives. We use a cloud backup but it takes a long time to restore the files. Do not use this product without a backup to another drive. Thankfully it was within the manufacturer warranty. Also, be aware they only offer free data recovery if you by the drives pre-installed.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      3.0

      Failed after four months

      By Frustrated User

      from Saint Louis, MO

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Low Cost
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Trustworthy

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Large Projects

      Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

      We purchased this product four months ago with two brand new 4TB Seagate drives. Both hard drives failed at the same time. Now we're sending enclosure back to manufacturer to check it and attempting to recover the data off the drives. We use a cloud backup but it takes a long time to restore the files. Do not use this product without a backup to another drive. Thankfully it was within the manufacturer warranty. Also, be aware they only offer free data recovery if you by the drives pre-installed.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      1.0

      Garbage drive- avoid

      By terminalcity

      from Montreal Canada

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

          - Bought Jan 15th 2014
          - Internal controller failed May 3rd 2014
          - B and H does not accept returns past 30 days
          - OWC will replace it but want me to mail it in, which will cost $60 from Canada.
          - Reccomend avoiding this drive, as intertnal quality seems suspect!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Working well!

          By djMatic

          from Montreal Quebec

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

          Bought with two WD red 2TB drives.

          1. Package arrived, and I installed the drives. 20 minutes.
          2. Hooked up to USB and set a single partition on the drive. 2 minutes.
          3. Selected it as Time Machine backup. Started Time Machine. 1 minute.
          4. Went for errands and dinner. 2 hours.
          5. Came back to a full backup on mirrored raid!

          So far so good.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Solid performer

          By Dan

          from Bolivia

          Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

          This drive case is pretty good... It's a bit of a pain swapping drives in and out, you have to be careful when inserting the drive that connects directly to the PCB if you are changing drives often. But it's doable and straight forward. Can also handle various other raid settings via the variable switches inside the box.

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          5.0

          Great enclosure

          By Scott

          from Huntinton Beach, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

              Use for my extensive photo collection. Easy to install hard drives. Quietist fastest drive I have.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              3.0

              Could be better

              By Vergincetorix

              from Connecticut

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Laptops
                • Large Projects

                Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                I knew that this unit required assembly although I don't understand why they cannot make completed product. The enclosure requires removal of 2 screws to remove the inner tray from the casing. One of the 2 was screwed in so hard that it stripped the treads of the screw. After multiple gentle attemps at removal I was forced to drill & tap the screw out. Without access to a machine shop this would have been a returned item.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Robust & Quiet Storage

                By PhotoMan

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                  Bought to act as primary storage for photo files for my home office setup, which were causing my internal HD on my HP desktop to reach capacity. Installed 2 - 2TB WD Caviar Red Internal Hard drives which are designed for NAS use. The Red's are also energy-efficient like the Green's, but have a faster transfer speed also. Even though don't have or need an NAS at this time, wanted them for two reasons: good for reliability and for future potential of setting up an NAS.The unit is heavy, but fan is quiet, and only slightly louder when the unit is on standby and drives rev up to normal disk rpm. Using as my primary photo drive now, and only adjustments are to: 1) ensure drive is on when using and 2) allow about 15 second lead time for cold startup or about 10 second from standby mode. Like the redundancy of RAID 1 configuration, but don't forget that still should have an offsite storage of the drive's contents in case of fire or burglary by using a portable HD.Like the design of the unit, the indicator lights in particular. Finally, I chose this brand also because accommodated FireWire 400, which in practice is faster than my USB 2.0 port. Followed the directions carefully, and had no problms assembling it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  AMAZING Enclosure!

                  By Canon Freak

                  from Montreal, CANADA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use

                  Cons

                  • Noisy

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                  The built quality feels amazing for the price. The enclosure is set to Raid 0 with two 3TB HD in it to make it an impressive 6TB HD. It is factory setted to Raid 1 but you can easily set it to Raid 0 and you also have some more possible options available. I can't tell you exactly what are those aditional fonctions cause I'm not a computer freak but I was able to easily put it all together and it works flawlessly on my MacBook to backup my photography work. It isn't the kind of HD you would carry everywhere cause it is heavy but as a second backup that you want to leave home, PERFECT! It is little noisy when both hard drives are spinning but it never gets any hotter than room temperature thanks to the mounted fan that keeps everything cool!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  affordable enclosure

                  By Kim

                  from Carrot River, SK

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                    using it on my 2010imac (firewire800) put two 3TB WD Green dr running raid 0
                    testing using Blackmagicdisk
                    Read: 51Mb/s
                    Write: 79Mb/s

                    Share over afp Giga network
                    Read: 42Mb/s
                    Write: 82Mb/s

                    very good . one complain is the fan will always on

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Super Easy, quiet

                    By tvcraig

                    from Virginia Beach

                    About Me Casual user

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                        Within 20 minutes I slipped 2 WD Caviar Green 2TB drives in and was using as a Time Machine for a Macbook Pro. Super quiet and straight forward.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        4.0

                        Good cheap enclosure

                        By Olivier

                        from Montreal, Qc

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                              Great, cheap usb 3.0 enclosure. Easy to set up. Would be nice if other options of RAID were available.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesomenessssssss

                              By Tzvi

                              from Brooklyn NY

                              About Me Power user

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                                Popped the drives in worked out of the box i was getting speeds around 60mbps using eSata and caviar black drives at one point it went as high as 100 but it didnt stay there my only complaint's where the cable that connects to the second drive is flimsy and backwards and the fan seemd to be a little flimsy but overall the construction was good.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Nice plug and play RAID

                                By Slylabs13

                                from Santa Ana CA

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                • Noisy

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                                I needed a quick Time Machine backup for my Mac at work because my old backup drive was failing. I didn't opt for the cheapest enclosure, but I wanted something simple that was plug and play, and this enclosure fit the bill nicely. I also like using my own drives, hence an enclosure.

                                Set the dip switch on the inside for raid 0 or 1, install the drives, plug it in using any of the three connection types, and it just works. No drivers to install, no hassles.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By h

                                from montreal, canada

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about Newer Technology Guardian MAXimus 2-Drive RAID 1:

                                  Works great, easy to setup!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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