1.0TB Of Plug'n'Play Storage

Ministack V3 features integrated powered hub with FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces      05/07/07
1.0TB Of Plug'n'Play Storage


Newer Technology, Inc. has announced the newest addition to its storage solution line, the miniStack v3 ‘Quad Interface’ powered hub storage solution with up to 1.0TB of storage capacity, for Plug n’ Play ease of use with any Mac or PC with an available FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, or eSATA port.
Here’s what they have to say about it in their own words…
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 possible…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 “Top Product,� MacAddict Magazine “Editor’s Choice,� and 123macmini.com “Accessory of the Year� 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 ‘A’ 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 “Add Your Own Drive� 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. More information:
  • www.newertech.com
  • www.macsales.com More From: NEWERTECH
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    2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    thedomus    Said...

    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


    jayzoid    Said...

    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


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