Ministack V3 features integrated powered hub with FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces 05/07/07
Newer Technology, Inc. has announced the newest addition to its storage solution line, the miniStack v3 â€˜Quad Interfaceâ€™ powered hub storage solution with up to 1.0TB of storage capacity, for Plug nâ€™ Play ease of use with any Mac or PC with an available FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, or eSATA port.
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. Award-Winning Origins
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. Features
Up to 1.0TB (1,000GB) of bootable disk capacity
Up to 32MB of data cache
Oxford OXUF924DSb bridge chipset with Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for optimum drive performance.
6.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" size
One eSATA port (rear)
Two FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin ports (rear)
One FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin port (side)
Three USB 2.0/1.1 â€˜Aâ€™ ports (2 rear, 1 side)
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
36" FireWire 800 connecting cable, 12" FireWire 800-400 interconnecting cable and 36" USB 2.0/1.1 connecting cable
Kensington Security Slot
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.