Retail distributor Marketing Results has penned an agreement with hard disk vendor Maxtor to distribute its 1394 external consumer storage range.
Since its acquisition by Quadtel, Marketing Results has been expanding its hardware portfolio and according to its general manager Rod Orrock, the easy to install external hard drive is well suited to the PC and Mac user base.
With a capacity of 40GB to 80GB and a starting price of $699, Maxtor is looking to leverage Marketing Results' credence with the major retail chains such as Harvey Norman.
"[Marketing Results] has the relationships in place with these guys, and they know what it takes to get the product in there," said Craig Davis, national sales manager, Maxtor Australia.
With the appointment of a retail focussed distributor Maxtor has rounded out its distribution model with large national distributors Ingram Micro, Tech Pacific and Digiland supplying its hard drive products. Value-added distributors Optistor and Digital Tape Solutions are distributing its network attached storage (NAS) range and Marketing Results is servicing its retail 1394 product.
A total of 63 units can be connected to a computer giving the 1394 over 5000GB of storage space.