Hereâ€™s what they have to say about it in their own wordsâ€¦
Quad Interface Benefits
With an ergonomically unique rear and side port configuration of one eSATA, two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, and three USB 2.0 ports, miniStack v3 lets users connect multiple desktop digital accessories like scanners, printers, memory card readers, digital cameras, and iPods simultaneously and clutter-free. Its port flexibility and compact design also makes miniStack v3 an ideal portable external hard drive storage solution to move among multiple systems for future system compatibility.
Fast & Vast For The Modern Digital Lifestyle
miniStack v3 is ideal for data intensive uses like audio/video editing, digital photography, MP3 libraries and high-speed back up because it utilizes the latest generation Oxford 924 bridge chipset, the fastest drive mechanisms available, and an eSATA port to deliver the fastest single drive data transfer rates possibleâ€¦up to 150 Megabytes per second. And with vast storage capacities up to 1.0TB, users can store up to 1 million JPEG photos or 350,000 MP3 songs on miniStack v3 depending upon file settings/preferences.
A passive radiator heat sink, intelligent thermal monitoring, Whisper Quiet Operation engineering, and stackable design are just a few of the features miniStack v3 shares with the NewerTech miniStack v2, winner of Macworld Magazine â€œTop Product,â€� MacAddict Magazine â€œEditorâ€™s Choice,â€� and 123macmini.com â€œAccessory of the Yearâ€� honors.
Pricing and Availability:
miniStack v3 is available in seven pre-configured 7200RPM solutions, from 160GB to 1.0TB (1,000GB), priced starting at $169.99 MSRP.
The 0GB â€œAdd Your Own Driveâ€� kit is also available for $119.99 MSRP.
miniStack v3 is compatible with Apple OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.1.x and later (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0), and Windows ME and later operating systems. It includes a $200 retail value utility software bundle comprised of ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3, NovaStor NovaBACKUP, and Intech SpeedTools Utilities.
The previous version is very noisy, the in-built fan being suspect, unless they have seriously upgraded that I would not recommend them for audio enviroments!
06-Jul-07 02:04 AM
the fan is really noisy, but it's easily fixed by opening up the enclosure and pressing the wires away from the fan. i was about to return mine due to the horrible noise, but called tech support and found out that it's the wires vibrating against the fan that causes the noise. i have the v2 and would like to get the v3, but $120 for an eclosure seems very pricey!!
27-Dec-07 12:56 AM