CES - Maxtor unwraps 160G-byte external hard drive

When it comes to storage, it's all about size. Maxtor Corp. on Tuesday claimed it is offering the world's biggest external hard drive, with 160G bytes of storage space.

The Personal Storage 3000XT, which offers enough room for about 13 hours of digital video, 160,000 high-resolution images or 40,000 MP3 music files, costs US$399.95 and is targeted at professional as well as home users, Maxtor said in a statement released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Microsoft Corp. Windows and Apple Computer Inc. Macintosh systems automatically recognize the external drive after it is connected to a FireWire (otherwise known as an IEEE 1394) port, Maxtor said. Users can also run applications from the device; it is not just a storage product, the company said.

The FireWire specification allows data transfer speeds up to 400M bps (bits per second) and is standard in most Macintosh computers, while Windows PCs typically need an expansion card to support the specification.

The Personal Storage 3000XT will be available later this month in the U.S., Maxtor said.

Maxtor rival EZQuest Inc. also recently introduced a 120GB model of its Cobra+ hard drive, which is, like Maxtor's product, an external drive with a FireWire interface.

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