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3TB miniStack Classic

7200RPM / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB 3.0
Classic Style With Cutting-edge Storage and Backup Capabilities. Add up to 5TB of capacity to your 2009 or earlier Mac mini!
The NewerTech miniStack Classic can instantly turn your 2009 or earlier Mac mini into a lean, mean data storage/backup machine. The versatile miniStack features a three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices as well as FireWire 800/400 capabilities. With up to 5TB of capacity, the miniStack classic is perfect for video, audio and photo libraries. It can act as a boot drive as well. That’s quite a bit of bang for your computing buck.
Style (and Room) to Spare
The miniStack Classic was designed to perfectly complement 2009 or earlier Mac minis. It has a durable aluminum finish and a glossy white top that make it easy to stack with your Mac mini without sacrificing any more desktop space. It’s an easy way to improve your workflow without losing elbowroom.
Versatility and Efficiency
With up to 5TB of storage space, the miniStack Classic has plenty of room for extended storage, and makes a great home for your music, photo and video library. What makes the miniStack special is how well it streamlines access to your stored data.

You can choose between USB 2.0/1.1 and FireWire 800/400 to reach data speeds up to 100MB/s. It has a three-port integrated USB hub which helps reduce clutter and makes the miniStack Classic convenient for connecting iPhones, mice, keyboards and other common devices.
High Expectations; Higher Performance
The miniStack Classic offers more than just convenient high-high speed data transfer and storage. It also has several other features sure to improve your workflow. You can add the miniStack Classic to an Airport Extreme wireless network via USB to wirelessly shared files, perform Time Machine backups as well as sharing other devices, such as printers. Not only that, it’s AV rated for high-performance home entertainment systems and sharing content with Apple TV.
Bundle of Joy
The miniStack Classic is ready to improve your workflow and data security as soon as you take it out of the box. It comes pre-loaded with freeware, shareware and public domain software, including InTech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup and NovaStor Nova BACKUP. In addition, it comes with an integrated Kensington Security Slot for theft prevention.

Features

  • Durable aluminum-looking finish designed to match the finish of the Mac mini line
  • Interface:
    • FireWire 800 (100MB/s and 50MB/s) (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
    • USB 2.0 (60MB/s)
  • Three port USB 2.0 powered hub for connecting digital devices
  • Super-quiet, fan-less operation
  • Integrated Kensington® Security Slot for theft prevention
  • High-quality, double-shielded connecting cables
    • USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Matching footprint to 2009 and earlier Apple® Mac mini

Includes

  • Newer Technology miniStack external storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded Connecting Cables
    • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A)
    • (1) FireWire 800 (9-9 pin)
    • (1) FireWire 800/400 (9-6 pin)
  • Power Adapter:
    UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12Volt 3 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • miniStack Classic user manual (5.5MB PDF)
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications

Standard Mechanism

  • 3.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6GB/s
    Capacity1
    3.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    2790GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDKPC08
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.03″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.00″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.79″)
    Weight (typical)
    680g (1.499 lbs.)

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    300,000
    Warranty
    2 Years Toshiba Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6 Gb/sec
    Track-to-track Seek
    0.5ms

    Power

    Read Power
    6.4 Watts
    Write Power
    6.4 Watts
    Idle Mode
    5.2 Watts
    Standby Mode
    1.0 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    1.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 107°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 42°C
    Vibration
    0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.7 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.8 bels
    1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
    3.0TB* Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Hard Disk Drive**

  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200 RPM

Drive Cache Size

  • 64 Megabytes

Features

  • Super-quiet, fan-less operation

Chipset

  • Oxford 943

Interface/Ports

  • (2) FireWire 800 ports (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
  • (1) USB 2.0 (Standard-B) port
  • (3) integrated USB 2.0/1.1 powered hub ports (standard-A)**

Maximum Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800/400 (up to 100MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 (up to 60 MB/sec)

Power supply

Material

  • Scratch-resistant ABS plastic body and glossy plastic white top

Form factor

  • Same as all 2005 to 2009 Mac mini including Server

Enclosure dimensions

  • 6.5 in (W) x 6.5 in (D) x 1.58 in (H)
  • 165.10 mm (W) x 165.10 mm (D) x 40.132 mm (H)

Enclosure weight

  • Empty case: 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)

Compatibility

  • Compatible with any computer that can support USB 2.0, FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 external drive

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later
  • Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later.
  • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux version capable of supporting USB or FireWire external storage devices

Software Included

Product Manual

*Native SATA interface speed of the NewerTech miniStack enclosure is SATA 3Gb/s, but is compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s,
3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drives.
**USB 2.0 power output is 500mA per port. miniStack Classic can charge most devices except iPads, which require 2.1A.

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 42°C (41°F - 107°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 8% - 90% RH (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating: 5% - 95% RH (non-condensing)

Shock

  • Operating: 65G 2mS
  • Non-operating: 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 - 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 - 500Hz)

Warranty

3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech solution prior to the conclusion of 3 Year NewerTech Solution Limited Warranty's period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech limited warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n NWTMSC7S30TB64 UPC#: 816643013778

Benchmarks

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Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 14 out of 14 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Camarillo, California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I Stacked 'em January 3, 2016 I bought 2 of them. One for Time Machine and the other for a manual B/U. Easy to format and set up. Stacked 'em on top of the burner. No issues, No Problems.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chalfont, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great price and value. Works just fine! December 7, 2015 Great price and value. Works just fine!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cupertino, CA Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Pretty good substitute for a Mercury Elite - cheaper and USB ports December 1, 2015 I purchased this disk instead of my usual OWC Mercury Elite as it was on sale and seemed to have the same specs and included the usual three year OWC guarantee.

The performance over the Firewire port was about the same as a 7200 RPM OWC Mercury Elite Mini (checked using Blackmagic). It was a bit "funny" when I set it up as it defaulted to the USB port rather than the Firewire port when first installed. I unplugged the USB port and (re) plugged in the Firewire cable and it went to Firewire.

I have an iMac, not a Mac Mini, but my ASUS CDROM reader sits on top of it nicely, plugged into its USB ports. Very handy.

Previously, when I used a Mercury Elite Pro as a backup, I was able to plug in an Elite Mini into the Pro for my off site backup. The NT doesn't like this and I have to plug in the Mini directly to my iMac to get it to work. If I "chain" the Mini into the NT, it won't mount. A small issue but takes it from five stars to four.

Oh yeah -- free shipping.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Farmington, MO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Works with my gaming console September 7, 2015 Easy to set up. Got it to add external storage for my Nintendo Wii U, works great.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Millstadt, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 itunes Library July 21, 2015 I am using the miniStack for my iTunes video library and it works great. In addition, the many extra usb ports expands my connectivity.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: L.A., CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good for backup or large iTunes/Photo collection, but ... April 29, 2015 Good for backup or large iTunes/Photo collection, but I miss the USB/FW ports on the side. Outside of that this is an outstanding product.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Nice external hard drive April 16, 2015 I'm overall satisfied with the hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: British Columbia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 very happy March 26, 2015 My mac is a lot faster with the mini stack

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northern California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Meets/exceeds expectations December 14, 2014 It looks cool, seems to be built well, and has the right features for a "bargain" price...what's not to like? The newer version has a faster connection protocol, but for those of us still running older Macs, this drive is the bomb.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: N. Calif. Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Yes! This MiniStack does have great features December 10, 2014 The mini stack arrived in stated time and was everything it was said to be. Works very well with my set up and offers me great versatility. Once again, Thank You OWC .

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Delaware, USA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good Time Machine Backup device November 22, 2014 The only reason I didn't give this product 5 stars and an excellent rating is because my Presonus Firewire mixers stop working when the miniStack Classic is powered on connected to my Mac Pro. I tried daisy-chaining the mixers before and after the miniStack and also tried using a different Firewire port on the Mac, but no happiness. So I only power it up once or twice a week for the backups, and then power it down.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Quebec, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic. It comes with all the cables required. October 29, 2014 Very easy to setup. Very good build quality. Nice looking too !

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New England Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 repeat purchase October 8, 2014 I "had" to purchase a couple of new miniStack Classics as the two I originally purchased were so old that the ports and drive controller were all totally out of date relative to our computers. I think that is a testament as to the durability of those first two miniStacks and (six months since the purchase of the two replacement units) I have no reason to expect any less durability from the new ones.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 working great as described September 8, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB NewerTech miniStack Classic 7200RPM FW800+USB 2.0 Solution w/Integrated Hubs.
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