Maxtor’s largest external drive, the 1TB (that’s 1,000 GBs!) OneTouch III features 2 hard disks in it so that you can choose to use either RAID 0 (striping) or RAID 1 (mirroring). Of course, if you use mirroring where the data on 1 disk is duplicated on the other, you’ll lose half the capacity, but have redundancy, and hell, 500GB is still a lot of space! The OneTouch comes with the one button backup function which backs up your entire machines, as well as Maxtor DriveLock which password protects files. The OneTouch comes with USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800 interfaces for high-speed transfers. The maximum sustained transfer rate with Firewire 800 is 91MB/sec. That works out to over 5GB per minute!
The OneTouch III also comes in a 600GB version for around $475.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)