NewerTech enhances miniStack FireWire/USB storage solution for ultra quiet operation

Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) today announced that the implementation of engineering enhancements on their NewerTech miniStack V2 combo external storage solution and integrated FireWire and USB 2.0 port expansion hub has resulted in even quieter operation.

The miniStack external FireWire 400/USB 2.0 single-drive solution that also integrates three USB 2.0 and two FireWire powered ports. The NewerTech storage solution was named Accessory of the Year by 123 Macmini, Top Product by MacWorld, and Editor’s Choice by MacAddict. With newly enhanced, almost silent operation enhancements, the NewerTech miniStack V2 has been named one of the Top 10 holiday gifts for 2006 by 123Macmini.

The miniStack V2 accomplishes new ultra quiet operation with a construction process that incorporates a passive heat sink that radiates heat away from the hard drive. The extra large aluminum heat sink directly contacts the drive on both the top and side to disperse the maximum amount of heat. An intelligent cooling system initiates an ultra-quiet protective fan only as a precautionary measure, providing balance between ultimate data security and quiet operation.

All models 160GB or higher up to 750GB feature the latest Seagate 5yr Warranty Barracuda 7200.9 and 7200.10 mechanisms. The 80GB model features the latest 3yr warranted Hitachi hard disk mechanism.

With a profile of only 6.5″ W x 6.5″ L by 1.5″ H, the NewerTech miniStack is certified to meet the demands of high-capacity Audio/Video, Backup, Movies, Music, and Photography. The miniStack V2 works with any Mac, Intel Mac, PC, or Linux computer with an available FireWire or USB port and is packaged with everything needed for immediate plug-and-play operation: FireWire and USB cables, Intech HD Speedtools utility suite, EMC Retrospect backup software, and a full 2-year NewerTech Warranty plus drive mechanism partner warranty up to 5 years.

More info: http://www.newertech.com/products/ministackv2.php

8 Comments

  1. It would be Real Nice if they integrated what amounts to a “5-Port Work-Group Switch” into the package. You plug your Ethernet into this box then run cables to your mini, your printer, and whatever else happens to be close. This would give you Network Attached Storage as well as a Hub for local gear without adding another box to the clutter. OK, maybe just an In and an Out Ethernet port so you can put the miniStack between your Router and your mini.

    DLMeyer – the Voice of G.L.Horton’s Stage Page

  2. I second that emotion (5 port switch). That would be trés cool.
    I have one of the V1 stacks for my mini, and though it is louder than the mini itself, it’s still not very loud.

    -c

    MW: ‘but’ (I’m a cheerleader!)

  3. The essential ingredient to turn any Mac mini into a media powerbrick. I must get a set when the mini sports leopard spots. Only reason I’ve held back is for this to work for me in the media room, I’d need a bluetooth keyboard and mouse – and bluetooth messes up my two wireless transmitters.

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