Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NTministack_0309.jpgNewer Technology, Inc. today announced miniStack(r), its award-winning powered hub storage solution that features up to four different interfaces – FireWire 800, 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA – offers FireWire 400 device connectivity, additional port flexibility, and expanded storage capacity up to 1.5TB to the newest Mac mini, iMac, and MacBook Pro models.

Plug and Play FireWire 400 Devices with New Macs

The NewerTech miniStack solves the dilemma of how to use existing FireWire 400 devices with the new Mac mini, iMac, and MacBook Pro 17″ models, which only come equipped with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces. Each miniStack model features a unique ergonomic rear and side powered hub port configuration with up to three FireWire 400 (one uplink and two additional) and four USB 2.0 (one uplink and three additional) ports. With its port flexibility and with all interface connection cables included, miniStack eliminates the hassle and expense of buying extra cables or adapters and enables a new Mac owner to Plug and Play multiple digital devices, such as scanners, printers, memory card readers, digital cameras, and iPods, into one centralized hub simultaneously and clutter-free.

Big Performance From A Small Footprint

Designed to mirror the size and appearance of the Mac mini, miniStack is also an ideal space-saving desktop hub for use with the new iMac and MacBook Pro 17″ models. Its compact 6.5″W x 6.5″L x 1.5″H size houses a single Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive up to 1.5TB for data intensive uses such as Audio/Video editing, digital photography, MP3 music libraries, and high-speed back-up. Built for high performance, miniStack offers storage and retrieval of up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 526,000 MP3 songs, or 750 DVD quality movies with data transfer rates up to 150MB/s.

Compliments Macs, PCs, Networks, Entertainment Systems

With its interface flexibility and 2.6lb bare weight, miniStack is the ideal portable external hard drive storage solution to move among multiple Macintosh computers and laptops and virtually any Windows(r) or Linux(r)-based computer with a USB or FireWire port. miniStack can also be added to an Airport Extreme(r) wireless network via USB to wirelessly share files, perform Time Machine backups, and share other devices like printers. Plus, miniStack is A/V rated for high-performance home entertainment systems and sharing content with Apple TV(r).

Maximum Features In A Mini Footprint

* Provides storage and retrieval of up to 1.5 million JPEG photos, 526,000 MP3 songs, or 750 DVD quality movies with data transfer rates up to 150MB/s.
* Up to 1.5TB storage capacity with energy efficient and Enterprise class hard drive models available
* Up to 32MB of data cache
* 7200RPM hard drive
* Oxford bridge chipset
* FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and/or eSATA bootable
* 6.5″W x 6.5″L x 1.5″H size
* 2.6lbs bare case weight
* External AutoSwitching 100~240v 50/60Hz 3 amp UL listed power adapter
* Auto-Power on/off automatically with computer
* Intelligent thermal monitoring for minimal fan power consumption and Whisper Quiet operation
* All supported interface connection cables included plus a FireWire 800-400 interconnecting cable (9-6 pin cable).
* Kensington security slot
* $200 retail value disk utility software bundle
* Three year solution warranty

Two Models Up To 1.5TB Starting At $104.99

The NewerTech miniStack is available in two models priced starting from $104.99, the “dual interface” miniStack v2.5 which features three FireWire 400 and three USB 2.0 ports and comes in 10 pre-configured 7200RPM solutions from 80GB to 1.5TB; and the “quad interface” miniStack v3 which offers one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and three USB 2.0 ports and comes in nine pre-configured 7200RPM solutions from 160GB to 1.5TB. Both models are available immediately from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, at www.macsales.com, as well as through the retail channel.

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