Egham, UK – 23 January 2016:  Freecom announces the launch in Europe of the mSSD MAXX – a super-fast, compact and stylish SSD for Mac and PC users. The introduction of the high-performing and lightweight SSD completes the line-up for the wider Freecom family of HDD and SSD products which all boast a strong aluminium enclosure with a sleek brushed metal textured appearance.

Available in 512GB, the mSSD MAXX delivers data transfer speeds of up to 700MB/s, making it one of the fastest portable SSDs available in the market. 

The storage device weighs just 72g and measures 91mm x 57mm and 10mm (L x W x H) to strike a very appealing balance between pocket-friendly portability and accelerated performance that allows users to dramatically reduce data read and write waiting times.

To enable Mac and PC owners to benefit from improved connectivity, the mSSD MAXX is available with two cables for convenient and superfast data transfer: a USB 3.1 Type-A to Type-C cable and a USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C cable

The drive is FAT32 formatted which allows it to be used interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.  For content with files sizes larger than 4GB, software is supplied on the drive to reformat to HFS+ for Macs and NTFS for PCs.

The drive comes pre-installed with Nero Backup software for full system backup and restore functionality which allows users to schedule automatic backups by date and time, compress files to save space, or encrypted backup with password protection.

The Freecom mSSD MAXX 512GB has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of around £269.  It comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and unlimited helpdesk support.

Freecom’s metal range

The mHDD MAXX is the latest and fastest within the Freecom metal portfolio of external HDD and SSD products.  Others in the range include the mHDD Slim – a compact and stylish portable hard driven weighing just 150g and only 0.9cm thick, available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and various colours, and with USB Type-C and USB 3.0 cables as standard for greater connectivity.  There is also the mHDD Desktop hard drive, available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities, which provides the large volume storage option for desk workers.  The mSSD completes the group - the smallest and lightest of the lot, weighing just 29g and only 80 x 35 x 9 mm in size.  All are enclosed in the strong distinctive Freecom metal enclosure, providing both strength and style.

Watch this video to see the range: youtu.be/CZ_wfeDFmV4

Notes to editors
1.) The data signalling rate of USB 3.1 Gen 2 is 10 Gbit/s, double of that of USB 3.0. 
Type-C is a universal connector that's also capable of twice the theoretical throughput of USB 3.0.

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About Freecom 
Freecom is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group.  Founded in 1989, Freecom designs, manufacturers and markets innovative desktop and mobile HDD storage solutions, network attached storage devices, flash drives, DVD burners, Professional RDX & tape drives and services. Freecom serves both PC and Mac users. Established in Germany, Freecom is headquartered in the Netherlands, with sales offices in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Johannesburg. For more information, visit Freecom’s website at www.freecom.com and select the country of your location.


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