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Maxell Rolls Out External HDDs

Maxell Corporation announced its latest multi-interface external hard disk drives (HDD), which are available in 1TB ($213), 2TB ($276) and 3TB ($351) capacities.

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Unedited press release follows:

Maxell Introduces External Hard Disk Drive for Professional Applications

— Multi-Interface External HDD Has Up to 3TB Capacity to Meet Archiving Needs of Video, Broadcast, and Post-Production Professionals —

WOODLAND PARK, N.J., April 4, 2013 — Maxell Corporation of America introduces the Multi-Interface External Hard Disk Drive (HDD), which has been specifically designed to address the large files associated with HD environments, including audio/video editing, digital photography, and animation. Part of Maxell’s Professional Plus series of professional-grade storage media, the Multi-Interface HDD provides video, broadcast, and post-production professionals with the capacity, durability, and overall performance necessary to easily and cost-effectively archive and back up HD, 3D and other large files.

Maxell offers Multi-Interface HDD in three capacities – 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB. To accommodate large files and ensure high transfer rates, the Multi-Interface drives support USB 3.0, eSATA, Firewire 400, and Firewire 800, and has a hot plug and play function for simple connection. It spins at 7200 RPM and has at least 16MB of cache. The drives support Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (or later), Microsoft Windows Vista 7, 8, and Windows Server 2003, 2008.

“High definition and 3D have created an archiving and backup challenge for video, broadcast, and post-production professionals,” said Patricia Byrne , senior marketing manager for Maxell. “Our introduction of the Multi-Interface External HDD provides professionals with a means to reliably, quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively transfer HD files and footage.”

Specifically designed for professional environments, the Multi-Interface HDD has a durable aluminum housing and features excellent shock resistance. The drive also has a wide temperature range of -20 degrees C to 60 degrees C, and is RoHS compliant, making it environmentally friendly. Measuring 5.61 x 1.38 x 8.52 (inches), the Multi-Interface HDD can be positioned vertically or horizontally, so it can fit into tight configurations often associated with post-production suites.

List pricing for the Multi-Interface External HDD is $213.00 for 1TB, $276.00 for 2TB and $351.00 for 3TB.

About Maxell
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of optical and tape based media storage products including SD Cards, Flash Memory and a complete line of accessories.

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