MicroNet’s ‘miniMate’ designed to match Apple’s Mac mini adds up to 400GB, more ports

The miniMate, MicroNet’s new external disk drive and port replicator, is created specifically to complement Apple’s new Mac Mini. With available storage up to 400GB, 4 USB 2.0 ports and 3 FireWire ports, the miniMate extends the capabilities of your new Mac to match the most capable workstations, all in a stylish aluminum and plastic enclosure that perfectly complements Apple’s Mac Mini.

Product Features:
– up to 400GB additional storage
– 3 FireWire ports
– 4 USB 2.0 ports
– Attach power, USB and FireWire cable and you’re ready to rock!

The miniMate offers hub functionality for both USB and FireWire. As long as a FireWire connection is present, the disk drive will mount as a FireWire device; otherwise, it will mount as a USB device.

miniMate comes in four versions currently:
• MicroNet miniMate 80GB 7200rpm FireWire + USB 2.0 Hard Drive & Integrated FireWire and USB Hub for Mac Mini – $149.00
• MicroNet miniMate 160GB 7200rpm FireWire + USB 2.0 Hard Drive & Integrated FireWire and USB Hub for Mac Mini – $179.00
• MicroNet miniMate 250GB 7200rpm FireWire + USB 2.0 Hard Drive & Integrated FireWire and USB Hub for Mac Mini – $249.00
• MicroNet miniMate 400GB 7200rpm FireWire + USB 2.0 Hard Drive & Integrated FireWire and USB Hub for Mac Mini – $499.00

More info here.

14 Comments

  1. The very first thing that struck me was the mention of powerpoint – this is potentially a great product but that puts me right off, at least offer a keynote version as well.

  2. As a FW disk enclosure it’s overpriced. As a “hub”, it only nets 2 additional USB ports and 1 additional FW, right? Not really much of a hub. I’d expect to add 4 of each for a decent hub.

    What kind of a world is it where we’re commenting on MDN paid advertisements? I hope the op is laughing his ass off.

  3. I just checked out their site – and sent them e-mail that I will check back in a few months to see if they have gotten a clue yet but that until then they are not on my “buy” list

    MW-areas – there are some areas where marketing is sooooo stupid

  4. Still no front loading port options. While I like the clean look of the mini, I like having quick access to ports like on the front of my G5…
    I agree with “Learned” that it should offer more ports per connection.
    Maybe even an audio in?!!?
    But it interesting to note that the “mini peripheral” ecosystem is starting to show signs of life…

  5. “The PP presentation looks like my nephew Timmy did it after naptime”

    You ARE familiar with PowerPoint and MS’s sense of style, right? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    BTW, if you want front or side ports, turn it around.

  6. I agree, a bit on the expensive side but it does follow the Apple tradition.
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    It’s almost.. as if.. Apple’s not the one setting the prices.. egads…! All this time,…. Apple had to buy the parts from somebody else.. wow!

  7. I would have bought the 160GB but instead I’m just getting a bytecc 3.5″ external enclosure with a 3.5″ hd 7200RPM with 8MB cache.

    So why not buy this one…price #1 but biggest is that it’s only 2MB cache…on all models.

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