MacWay has announced today the immediate availability of its minipartner, an external hard disk and port extender with backup button designed to provide Apple’s Mac mini with up to 400 GB extra fast storage, 4 USB 2.0 ports and 3 FireWire ports Hub.

The minipartner matches the elegant design of the Mac mini. “Now, Mac mini owners benefit from an ultra-fast and secure backup solution” said Vincent Lugnier, MacWay’s Product Manager in the press release. “Our innovative backup button offers peace of mind with Dantz Retrospect Express (Mac & PC). The minipartner expands Mac mini connectivity as an attractive workstation.”

Pricing & Availability
minipartner™ is available from MacWay worldwide”
minipartner™ (VAT excl.)
minipartner 80 Go 7200 RPM : EUR 108,00
minipartner 160 Go 7200 RPM : EUR 133.00
minipartner 200 Go 7200 RPM : EUR 150.00
minipartner 250 Go 7200 RPM : EUR 183.00
minipartner 400 Go 7200 RPM : EUR 334.00

Host Interface: FireWire (IEEE1394)
Expansion Ports: 4xUSB 2.0 – 3xFireWire
Product Dimensions: 6.5 in x 6.5 in x 1.5 in
Warranty: one (1) year limited

More info here.