Maxell has named its latest range of external hard disk drives the Maxell Tank. The four-strong range of Maxell Tank devices comprises three 2.5in drives and a 3.5in desktop drive.

Capacities for the USB drives start at 250GB and go all the way up to 2TB – enough to back up years' worth of music files, photos and videos.

The 250GB E-Series drive comes in a gloss black finish and has a one-touch auto-backup feature. The M-Series model, meantime, also sports a three-colour LED screen and includes password software. The H-Series drive, adds an eSATA connection and ramps up the data transfer rate to 3GBps. The 2.5in drives come in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities, with an additional 640GB option for the H-Series version. Prices range from £49 to £85.

The 3.5in Maxell Tank Terabyte Series desktop drive is available in 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB versions and comes with a frosted silver case and stand. The Tank Terabyte drives can be stacked to save on space. Prices range from £79 to £149.

Maxell has also announced that it will shortly be offering quad interface drives supporting USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800. The Maxell Tank Quad Channel drive range will go onsale in the UK this summer.

Maxell Tank H-Series 2.5in USB and eSATA hard disk drive


The Maxell Tank Quad Interface drive will support USB 3.0. eSATA and both FireWire 400 and FireWire 800