More storage in small packages

Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition for Mac

Bored with what LaCie has to offer? Seagate has announced the Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition for Mac.

The metal-and-rubber external storage device offers up to 160GB of storage space and weighs less than half a pound. It includes software for automatic backup and file synchronization that will work for any digital content, including video files, photos and music tracks. Its firmware, called Maxtor DriveLock, works to protects data from prying eyes even if the internal hard drive is removed from the device, according to Seagate.

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition for Mac will sell for $130 for 80GB, $170 for 120GB and $230 for 160GB.

As part of the launch, Seagate will be raffling off the storage drives at Macworld, with limited edition San Francisco GelaSkins to house the device for scratch protection, or just to dress it up when you take it out.

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet,, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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