OWC drops prices on NewerTech miniStack V2 Apple Mac mini storage solution

Other World Computing (OWC) and peripherals expert Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech) today announced new lower prices on the NewerTech miniStack V2 external storage solution and FireWire and USB 2.0 port expander. Named “Top Product” by Macworld magazine, “Editor’s Choice” by MacAddict magazine, and “Accessory of the Year” by 123Macmini, the NewerTech miniStack features up to 500 GB of high speed bootable storage; integrated, powered FireWire and USB 2.0 hubs; intelligent thermal monitoring; and auto power convenience with manual engagement option.

The revolutionary miniStack V2 works with any Mac, PC, or Linux computer with an available FireWire or USB port, best of all it is perfectly matched to the exact footprint, aesthetic design engineering, and color configuration of the Mac mini and Intel-based Mac mini.

“The Mac mini and the new Intel Mac mini are fantastic and like any great bargain, to keep prices low the computer can be dramatically upgraded with additional hard drive storage capacity and FireWire and USB ports with an external solution. The miniStack from NewerTech is the ideal compliment to the Mac mini or any computer system needing a reliable, affordable, quality storage solution upgrade,” said NewerTech president Larry O’Connor in the press release.

New pricing for the NewerTech miniStack V2:
• 80GB Hard Drive w/2MB Buffer – $129 (was $135.99)
• 160GB Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer – $159 (was $169.99)
• 250GB Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer – $189 (was $199.99)
• 320GB Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer – $219 (was $239.99)
• 400GB Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer – $309 (was $329.99)
• 500GB Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer – $439 (was $449.99)

All NewerTech miniStack V2 solutions are packaged with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: FireWire and USB cabling, Intech HD Speedtools, EMC Retrospect backup software, and a full 2-year NewerTech Warranty. The NewerTech miniStack V2 also is available without a hard drive in a 0GB ‘Add Your Own Hard Drive’ enclosure kit for just $79.95.

Detailed information on all miniStack V2 models: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ministack/

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  1. Considering what brand-name bare drives (with better warranties) can be had for now, these prices could be better still.

    If they got the empty case down to $49 or less, I’d put together one. (yes I know it’s a bit more than a plain case – but $49 is still a reasonable price, even considering the extra ports.)

    As cute as it is, I’ll wait for a better deal.

  2. I have one of these. I am not impressed. The case is flimsy plastic (the cover does not fit correctly if the cable is kinked the wrong way) and the fan is louder than it should be. For the $50 bucks I paid for the bare case I could have gotten something sturdier. It does look good from a distance though.

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