Seagate Technology has announced that its Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is now Mac OS X compatible.

The metallic Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition ships with software to protect digital content, including automated backup, data protection and file synchronisation to keep data held on different Macs synchronised.

To boost data protection the device features embedded Maxtor DriveLock firmware that restricts data access if the drive is ever lost or stolen, even if the internal hard drive is removed and attached to another computer.

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition weighs under eight ounces and is available in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities.

UK shipping and pricing information hasn't yet been announced, but US prices start at $129.99.